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Line 6 Mobile In™ Digital Interface and Mobile POD® App Connect Guitars to Apple® iPhone® and iPad® Devices
-- Guitarists can turn their iOS devices into portable Line 6 POD® multi-effect processors --
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – January 10, 2012 – Line 6 is showing the Mobile In™ digital interface and Mobile POD® guitar tone app, at CES 2012. The new hardware and app allow guitarists to connect an electric guitar to their Apple® iPhone® or iPad®, which gives them the same high-quality sounds they’d get if they were playing from a wide variety of famous guitar amplifiers, speakers and effects including distortion, chorus and reverb.
“Mobile In and Mobile POD turn your iPhone or iPad into a fully functioning Line 6 POD® multi-effect device complete with tweakable tones, simultaneous effects and legendary Line 6 guitar amp and effect modeling,” remarked Line 6 Co-founder and SVP of New Business Development, Marcus Ryle.
Line 6 pioneered digital modeling technology and, in 1998, released the first POD multi-effect processor. This introduced countless guitarists to digital modeling, a technology that gives them access to wide varieties of amp and effect tones within one device.
Ryle continues, “Mobile In is designed to be the best possible guitar tone solution for mobile devices. Other iOS guitar interfaces are rife with issues like headphone feedback, latency and poor sound quality. Mobile In solves all of these issues to deliver the best iOS guitar playing experience.”
The new Mobile POD app brings famous Line 6 tone and technology to its most portable level. The free app features a generous collection of models including 32 celebrated modern, vintage and boutique amps, 16 speaker cabs and 16 stompboxes and rack effects. Users can mix and match the fully adjustable models to build a virtually unlimited variety of tones, which can then be saved as presets. Also included with the app, free of any in-app purchase, are over 10,000 hand-crafted presets created by artists, Line 6 and other guitar players.
Unlike competing analog interfaces that plug into an iOS device’s headphone jack, Mobile In digital input plugs into the 30-pin connector on the bottom of the iOS device. This digital connection enables the interface to offer pro-quality audio specs for guitar tones that are exceptionally rich and clear. Mobile In supports up to 24-bit/48 kHz digital audio. The guitar input features 110 dB dynamic range. The stereo Line input, which is perfect for sending keyboard audio or any other standard mono or stereo line-level audio source to your iPhone or iPad, has 98 dB dynamic range. Mobile In is the perfect digital interface for use with any CoreAudio guitar app including GarageBand®.
Mobile In includes a high-quality, six-foot guitar cable. Mobile POD is a free download from the App StoreSM. Mobile In and Mobile POD are made for iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iPad.
For more information, please visit http://line6.com/mobilein
About Line 6
Line 6 products have been at the cutting edge of digital audio development for musicians and audio professionals since the company pioneered the digital modeling guitar amplifier in 1996. Before the Line 6 brand was formed in the mid-‘90s, co-founders Marcus Ryle and Michel Doidic were principal developers for the Alesis® ADAT®, the digital multi-track recorder that revolutionized the recording industry. Today, Line 6 produces a wide variety of hardware and software products including POD® multi-effect processors, POD Farm® software plug-ins, Spider® guitar amps, a range of professional instrument and microphone digital wireless systems, digital live sound mixers, and speakers, as well as the Mobile In™ premium digital guitar interface and Mobile Keys™ keyboards for Apple iOS devices. For more information, visit http://www.line6.com.
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