Line 6 Wins Top Awards at Winter NAMM 2012
CALABASAS, Calif.—February 2, 2012—Line 6, Inc. is pleased to announce that the company’s groundbreaking product introductions and participation in Winter NAMM 2012 have garnered two ProSoundNetwork Best of Show awards, as well as two Music Inc. awards. In addition, the Relay® G90 digital guitar wireless system received a ProSoundWeb Readers’ Choice Award at the show.
After several days of sweeping the show for outstanding products and services, the editors of Pro Audio Review and Pro Sound News magazines, with assistance from the editors of sister titles Audio Media and MIX, gave the new StageScape™ M20d smart mixing system a ProSoundNetwork award in the “Best in Show” products category.
In addition, a panel of six industry experts honored the StageScape M20d mixer and StageSource™ loudspeaker series with a Music Inc. “Best in Show” award during a breakfast panel discussion on the final day of NAMM. Both ProSoundNetwork and Music Inc. also named Line 6 as one of the top “Companies to Watch.”
"The team at Line 6 has been responsible for a number of game-changing innovations and now, with the introduction of the StageScape system, they're introducing the results of an ambitious, multi-year development project aimed at giving musicians sound system control that doesn't take them out of their creative zone,” says Frank Wells, Editor of Pro Sound News. “NAMM attendees kept the seats filled during a very effective series of demos, and StageScape was one of the most talked about product launches at NAMM. And it sounded good, even in a convention center demo room.”
“Line 6 has rethought how a mixer should operate with one of the most user-friendly and advanced products on the market,” says Stephen Fortner, Editor in Chief of Keyboard magazine. “It's totally visually-oriented, and when coupled with the StageSource powered speakers, totally scalable. Think of it this way: If learning to use a conventional mixer is like getting through high school driver's ed class, using the StageScape is like an episode of Top Gear."
“Winter NAMM 2012 marked the start of an exciting new era for Line 6, as we introduced a brand-new paradigm for live sound,” says Simon Jones, Vice President of New Market Development at Line 6. “We’re so honored to be recognized for this effort, and look forward to further empowering musicians to be creative and deliver amazing performances.”About Line 6, Inc. 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 line6.com.