SNAMM06: Line 6 Adds A Keyboard To Audio Interface
Toneport KB37 features world-class tone for recording guitar, bass, and vocals with integrated full-sized keyboard controller 15/07/06
Line 6, Inc have introduced TonePort KB37, the latest addition to the TonePort line of USB recording and modeling interfaces. TonePort KB37 delivers Line 6 guitar, bass, and vocal tone with the added convenience of an integrated 37-note keyboard controller. Line 6 say that, compatible with both Mac and Windows computers, TonePort KB37 allows any musician from beginner to pro to easily record studio quality tracks.
TonePort KB37 comes with Line 6 GearBox modeling software, which provides a collection of 18 guitar amp and 5 bass amp models, 30 stompbox and studio effects, and 6 high-end studio microphone preamp models.
With Line 6â€™s exclusive ToneDirect monitoring, guitarists can record in real-time with amps and multiple effects without the latency associated with standard computer plug-ins. TonePort KB37 also includes an expression input for controlling GearBoxâ€™s wah and volume pedal effects.
Mark McCrite, POD and PC Product Line Manager, Line 6 had this to say, â€œTonePort KB37 enables musicians to create and capture whatever they need from guitar and bass, to vocals and now keyboard parts easily with world-class studio results. With its easy set up and software expandability though GearBox, KB37 delivers a solution that can develop as the musician does.â€�
Two high-quality XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
Guitar/bass instrument input
Stereo line inputs and outputs
Stereo digital S/PDIF out
Stereo headphone jack
Analog VU meters
Dual footswitch jacks
Expression pedal jack
Patch select and transport control buttons
Pitch bend/modulation wheels
Four assignable real-time knobs and buttons.
Both hardware and software are compatible with most popular Mac and Windows recording programs and support 44.1/48KHz with 16/24-bit recording, plus a 96KHz mode.
TonePort KB37 ships with Ableton Live Lite 5 â€“ Line 6 Edition recording software for an immediate studio experience right out of the box. Price and Availability
TonePort KB37 MSRP Pricing: $414.99 (Will be available Fall â€™06)