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Line 6, Inc. announced the launch of POD® X3 and POD® X3 Live, which bring more power, ease and flexibility to the acclaimed POD® family of professional-tier guitar and studio tone processors for working musicians.

The desktop-friendly POD X3 and stage-ready POD X3 Live represent the evolution of a true classic, with an expanded array of 78 guitar amps, from high-wattage heavyweights to boutique beauties and vintage treasures. The new PODs offer 24 guitar cabs, 98 stompbox and studio effects, 28 bass amps, 22 bass cabs and six vocal preamps. POD X3 and POD X3 Live come fully loaded with the all-around sonic firepower of a top-tier studio, while its larger LCD and smart new controls make it easier to find, tweak and save tones.

POD X3 and POD X3 Live offer powerful new I/O and routing options. The signal can be split through two different amp and effect chains simultaneously, or the dual inputs can be used to individually process two instruments—a microphone and a guitar, for example—at the same time. When playing through a P.A., amp or recording rig, a microphone can be plugged into the XLR input to make vocals and acoustic guitars sound their absolute best. Computer recording enthusiasts will want to exploit the USB 2.0 connectivity (for multi-channel recording and onscreen tone editing), as well as its S/PDIF Stereo Digital Audio Output for sending an ultra-clean signal to a DAW.

From taking the stage with the sleek and rugged POD X3 Live (with its racecar-inspired built-in expression pedal) or commanding the studio with the classically-styled POD X3, guitarists will be outfitted with even more of the flexibility and timeless tones that have made POD the global standard for the discriminating guitarist.

POD X3 MSRP: $559.99

POD X3 Live MSRP: $699.99

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