Gear Watch: Line 6 POD X3 Pro

Line 6 POD X3 ProIf you do any recording you will definitely want to check out the latest product from Line 6: the POD X3 Pro. This dual tone processor comes packed with effects for recording bass, guitar and vocals. You can even record two instruments simultaneously! You are able to blend tones to create a hybrid sound or process instruments separately.

It also includes USB 2.0 connectivity to seamlessly integrate into your computer-based studio as well as 24-bit A/D and D/A converters. The POD X3 Pro has S/PDIF and AES/EBU Stereo Digital Audio outputs for recording direct to professional software suites.

From Line 6: “Bass players can combine any of the 28 badass bass amp and 22 bass cab models with any one of its killer high-end compressors and super-cool stompboxes. Better yet, why not use Dual Tone processing to run up to nine of those stompboxes and studio processors on each of your two simultaneous bass rigs… in stereo! Now that’s lowdown and dirty.”

The specs include:

  • USB 2.0 multi-channel digital recording (stereo wet/dry per input)
  • Studio-quality 24-bit A/D and D/A converters and 32-bit floating-point processing
  • 98 stompbox and studio effect models
  • 78 guitar amp models
  • 24 guitar cab models
  • 28 bass amp models
  • 22 bass cab models
  • 6 vocal preamp models
  • A.I.R.™ II mic modeling with 4 mic options
  • S/PDIF and AES/EBU stereo digital audio inputs and outputs
  • Dual 1/4-inch instrument inputs
  • Dual XLR microphone inputs (with phantom power, trim adjust, signal/clip indicators and low-cut filters)
  • Stereo 1/4-inch line inputs
  • Stereo 1/4-inch outputs (with Amp/Line switch)
  • Stereo XLR balanced line outputs (with ground lift and Mic/Line switch)
  • Dual 1/4-inch unprocessed line outputs
  • Stereo 1/4-inch effects send and return
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • FBV™ connector for optional pedal controller
  • Variax® Digital Interface
  • 1/4-inch stereo headphone output
  • Precision chromatic tuner

Check out Line 6’s web site for additional product details and to hear demos of the POD X3 Pro in action.

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