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Line 6 announced PODxt, its newest and most advanced direct recording device that borrows some of it's modeling technology from Line 6's Vetta line. The new PODxt is the next generation recording solution that combines a DSP platform with new amplifier models, cabinet models, and classic models of stompbox and studio effects, and includes a USB port for transfer of audio to and from a computer.

PODxt features 32 new amplifier models, 22 cab models and several microphone models for home and studio recording, live performances via a direct feed to the PA, and front-end tone shaping for use with amplifiers. The new amplifier models include some of the most classic and boutique amps played by world-renowned artists.

PODxt also delivers more than 45 models of stompbox and studio effects. Aside from an extensive collection of reverb choices, it includes some of the most popular distortion, compressor, chorus, flanger, rotary and delay effect models ever available.

"Line 6 initiated the digital modeling revolution in recording with POD, it has since been the "industry standard" for award-winning recording professionals everywhere," said Marcus Ryle, co-founder and vice president, product development, Line 6. "We are thrilled to present the newest member of the Line 6 family, PODxt, to provide guitarists and engineers with the recording solution that goes far beyond any tone quality ever available."

PODxt is compatible with Line 6's FBV and FBV Shortboard, providing access to 64 presets via hands-free channel switches, large backlit name display, dedicated stomp box on/off switches, combination wah/volume pedal, tap tempo switch, and expression pedal input, among other features.

PODxt also provides convenient "Digital In/Out" recording via USB into third-party applications. Drivers for both Mac and Windows will be available, allowing you to capture audio from PODxt as well as play back audio through PODxt like a standard audio interface.

Line 6 will be releasing a software librarian/editor for PODxt sometime in next year which will be able to import POD 2.0 patches. PODxt represents a major technological change over earlier PODs so upgrades to PODxt will not be possible. However PODxt itself has been designed to accept future software upgrades.

PODxt is scheduled to start shipping on October 15, with an expected street price around $399.

Amp Models: '53 Fender Tweed Deluxe, '61 Fender Tweed Champ, '58 Fender Bassman, '64 Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb, '65 Fender Blackface Twin Reverb, '60 Gretsch 6156, '73 Hiwatt Custom 100, '65 Marshall JTM45, '68 Marshall Super Lead, '68 Marshall Jumped Plexi, '68 Marshall Variac Plexi, '87 Marshall JCM 800, '96 Marshall JMP-1, '96 Matchless Chieftain, '93 Matchless DC-30, '85 Mesa Boogie Mark IIc+ (drive), '94 Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head, '87 Roland JC-120, '93 Soldano SLO 100, '60s Supro S6616, '67 Vox AC30 TB (Top Boost), '61 Vox AC15, '01 Budda Twinmaster, Tube Preamp, Line 6 Clean, Line 6 JTS-45, Line 6 Class A, Line 6 Mood, Line 6 Spinal Puppet, Line 6 Chemical X, Line 6 Insane, Line 6 Piezacoustic 2

Cabinet Models: 6x9 Supro S6616, 1x8 1961 Fender Tweed Champ, 1x10 Gibson, 1x10 Gretsch 6156, 1x12 Line 6, 1x12 1953 Fender Tweed Deluxe, 1x12 1964 Fender Blackface Deluxe, 1x12 1960 Vox AC-15, 2x2 Fender Mini Twin, 2x12 Line 6, 2x12 1965 Fender Blackface Twin, 2x12 1996 Matchless Chieftain, 2x12 Roland JC-120, 2x12 1967 Vox AC-30, 4x10 Line 6, 4x10 1959 Fender Bassman, 4x12 Line 6, 4x12 1967 Marshall Basketweave with Greenbacks, 4x12 1968 Marshall Basketweave with Greenbacks, 4x12 1978 Marshall with stock 70s, 4x12 1996 Marshall with Vintage 30s, and a 4x12 Mesa Boogie

Stompbox/Effect Models: Fuzz Face, Big Muff Pi, Tube Screamer, Rat, Octavia, LA-2A Compressor, Dyna Comp, Boss CS-1, Mutron III, ADA Flanger, MXR Phase 90 Flanger, Boss CE-1 Chorus, Leslie 145, Uni-Vibe, Vibratone, Bias Tremolo from the 1960 Vox AC15, Opto Tremolo, Deluxe Memory Man, EP-1 Echoplex, Boss DM-2, RE-101 Space Echo, plus Line 6 originals including the Vetta Comp, Auto Swell, Ping Pong Delay, Reverse Delay, Sweep Echo, stereo delays, spring reverbs, plate reverbs, room reverbs, hall reverbs, Wah Pedal, Noise Gate, Volume Pedal and many more.

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