SNAMM06: Line 6 Offers The Total Computer-Based Guitar Experience

GuitarPort Xt aims to deliver studio quality tones, tools, tracks, and tablature      14/07/06

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Line 6, Inc., announced today, at Summer NAMM, the anticipated release of GuitarPort XT. The hardware and software bundle, which will include GearBox 2.0 software, is said to be a powerful tool for guitarists seeking a no-hassle way to learn, play and record music. GuitarPort XT works with both PC and Mac computers, including the new Intel-based OS X machines.
GuitarPort XT delivers 18 classic and modern guitar amp models, 24 cab models, and 28 must-have studio and stompbox effects. Plus included tools such as a chromatic tuner, hum reducer, metronome, and riff looper with half-speed playback ensure a great musical experience, say Line 6. Mark McCrite, Product Line Manager for POD & PC Products, Line 6 told us, “We’ve taken the studio standard digital modeling we perfected with POD XT, and our expertise in guitar-friendly user interfaces, and combined them into a computer-based product anyone can use and afford.�
With the optional GuitarPort Online membership, the musical possibilities of GuitarPort XT are almost limitless. Using an Internet connection, GuitarPort Online members can immerse themselves in a world of guitar tones, tracks and tablature. An incredible collection of loops, grooves, in-depth artist lessons, and original Line 6 songs are instantly available for jamming. The online library also features hundreds of the world’s greatest guitar songs. Ranging from blues to hardcore to modern rock and country, most tracks are available with and without guitar.
Recorded with the same painstaking detail as the original versions, users can learn their favorite songs by using the provided tablature, then ‘sit in’ with a band like Double Trouble on Stevie Ray Vaughan tunes. GuitarPort Online members can even jam with the original master tracks from Jimi Hendrix exclusively remixed by original engineer Eddie Kramer. All lesson, cover, and master tracks are matched with perfectly dialed in amp, cab and effect tones for the ultimate in-studio experience that Line 6 say only they can offer. Price and Availability
GuitarPort XT will be available late Summer 2006. More information:
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