Line 6, Inc. has announced the POD HD Pro rack-mountable multi-effects processor. Featuring revolutionary Line 6 HD modeling technology, POD HD Pro delivers the highest-quality tones to performing and recording guitarists. POD HD Pro is loaded with 22 HD guitar amp models and 22 HD guitar preamp-only models, which are perfect for driving a tube amp’s power section. HD models are a leap forward in modeling quality, giving digital signal processing “the feel, dynamics and playability that makes guitarists passionate about great tube amps,” claims Line 6. Detailed amplifier behavior including single-ended class A tube stages, class AB push/pull interactions, power supply behavior and more are emulated “with incredible nuance” — the intended result is exceptional warmth, feel, sustain and articulation.
Features include over 100 M-class effects, descended from Line 6 pedals DL4 Delay Modeler (the “green box”) and the M13, M9 and M5 Stompbox Modelers, as well as eight new mic models and 16 new cab models also come stock for a variety of modern, vintage and boutique-inspired tones.
Extensive digital and analog I/O makes POD HD Pro flexible for the studio or stage; the AES/EBU out doubles as the L6 LINK jack which, when connected to a Line 6 DT-series tube amp, creates a boutique amp factory capable of producing a virtually unlimited variety of tones with boutique warmth and feel. There’s also a Variax Digital Input jack for connecting to a Line 6 James Tyler Variax modeling guitar.
Price: $979 list
Contact: Line 6 | line6.com