Mike Murphy, Category Manager for POD and PC Products at Line 6, had this to say, "The new plug-ins offer extensive updates and functionality that recording guitarists have been asking for. Enhanced routing with flexible DSP, POD Farm Elements, and full MIDI support provide an experience that's both powerful and intuitive."
Here's more details directly from Line 6:
The enhanced routing with flexible DSP (digital signal processing) inspires creativity and allows for a broad range of tones. Users can build Dual Tones, which are dual signal chains that can be played separately or simultaneously. Dual Tones can include up to twenty effect models of any type placed in any order within the signal chain.
Included with both POD Farm 2 and POD Farm 2 Platinum, POD Farm Elements are additional plug-ins that contain POD Farm models grouped together by type. By providing access to single amp, preamp or effect models at a time, users can choose an exceptionally streamlined workflow and a modular approach to Line 6 modeling.
MIDI support offers complete control over POD Farm 2 and POD Farm 2 Platinum via any MIDI controller, including Line 6 FBVâ„¢ MkII-series foot controllers. Intuitive MIDI Learn functionality makes it easy to configure remote control of all amp and effect parameters including model bypass, volume, mute, global tap tempo and more, including tone switching with the new virtual A/B/Y box.
The wide variety of models in POD Farm 2 Platinum (including 78 guitar amps--from boutique combos to high-gain stacks--24 cabs, 28 bass amps, 22 bass cabs, 97 effects and six crucial microphone preamps), and the distilled model set of POD Farm 2, deliver unparalleled ranges of tone. When the tonal variety couples with the refinements made to the sleek POD Farm 2 interface, users can create rich, complex tone presets quickly and easily.
POD Farm 2 and POD Farm 2 Platinum are MacÂ® and WindowsÂ® compatible. Both plug-ins are available for use with either an iLok USB Smart Key or Line 6 hardware.
Pricing and Availability:
POD Farmâ„¢ 2 for Line 6 hardware - $49
POD Farmâ„¢ 2 for iLok- $99
POD Farmâ„¢ 2 Platinum for Line 6 hardware - $249
POD Farmâ„¢ 2 Platinum for iLok - $299
POD Farmâ„¢ 2 Upgrade for iLok - $49