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POD Farm 1.12: Release Notes and Known Issues

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This installer provides a complete software package for POD Farm, the powerful amp and effects modeling plug-in for recording guitarists, delivering the industry-standard tone of POD to your DAW. Also included is the POD Farm standalone application, which features ToneDirect Monitoring for low latency performance with supported Line 6 devices.

The installer includes these components:
  • POD Farm plug-in (v1.12) for RTAS and VST
  • POD Farm standalone application (v1.12), with support for POD Studio, TonePort and GuitarPort
  • POD Farm Basic User Guide (v1.1)
  • Device drivers (v4.0.2.6) for all supported devices
  • Driver Control Panel for Line 6 devices (v3.41)
  • Line 6 Monkey intelligent updater (v1.33)
What's New?
  • Full compatibility with Windows 7 and OS X 10.6 (up-to-date drivers included in the installer)
  • Fixes for automation problems when bouncing tracks in Logic
  • Fixes operation of knob controls in Digital Performer
  • Numerous other stability and compatibility fixes
Please read the POD Farm Basic User Guide for instructions on getting POD Farm up and running once it's installed.
Online help is available in English and other languages HERE

Note: This version of POD Farm includes support for both Line 6 hardware and iLok USB Smart Key. Licenses for each hardware platform are unique and not interchangeable. POD Farm or POD Farm Platinum iLok licenses are required for use with iLok keys. Activations for iLok keys are included with the retail version of the plug-ins or can be purchased from the Line 6 Online Store

POD Farm and POD Farm Platinum iLok users may may choose not to install the components required for Line 6 devices. Likewise, POD Studio and other Line 6 hardware users of POD Farm may ignore any iLok specific installer components.
All supported Line 6 devices require a POD Farm license for VST/AU/RTAS plug-in functionality. If your device does not already have a POD Farm license, one can be purchased at the Line 6 Online Store


System Requirements:

WINDOWS®
  • Pentium® 4, 1.2GHz or better (2.5Ghz or higher recommended)
  • Windows® XP® (with SP2 or better) XP x64, or Windows® Vista® (32 bit and 64 bit versions are supported)
  • 512MB RAM minimum (1GB or more recommended)
  • 1GB free HD space minimum (10GB or more recommended for recording)
  • USB port on computer
  • Internet connection required for activation (once activated, Internet connection is not required)
  • Host application that supports RTAS, AU, or VST Plug-ins
MACINTOSH®
  • Intel® or Power PC® based G4 800MHz or better (G4 1.67 or better recommended)
  • OS X 10.4.6 or better
  • 512MB RAM minimum (1GB or more recommended)
  • 1GB free HD space minimum (10GB or more recommended for recording)
  • USB port on computer
  • Internet connection required for activation (once activated, Internet connection is not required)
  • Host application that supports RTAS, AU, or VST Plug-ins
Known Issues:
  • When using DAW automation to change model types all model parameter settings revert to their default settings. Work around is to instantiate POD Farm on separate tracks for alternating amp/effect setups or automate all parameters after a automating a model change.
  • Loaded presets which include unauthorized cabinet models do not provide a graphic indication that the model is not active. The user must look at the drop down menu to know if the cabinet model is available or not. A user will never be able to create a preset (from scratch) which includes a model which is not owned. To avoid presets consisting unauthorized models, sort the preset browser’s metadata by “Own All Models”.
  • Not all automation parameters are available in Ableton Live's automation menu. Ableton Live is designed to display 128 automation parameters.
  • POD Farm may not find previously installed GearBox presets by default. Clicking the refresh button in the "Presets" view will show the presets properly.
  • If you create a preset with an amp and then delete that amp and perform a "Save As", you'll notice the deleted amp is called out in the "Save Tone As" window. This is just a GUI issue and your preset has been saved with no amp.
  • Digital Performer does ot process Pod Farm plug-in audio when bouncing. POD Farm subsequently freezes when the bounce is completed. The direct audio is bounced, but without the POD Farm effects. Digital Performer does not crash; you can still goto the inserts and remove the frozen POD Farm instance.
Mac Exclusive:
  • Clicking on a tone icon will automatically launch Gearbox if it is also installed on your computer. You need to manually associate tones on your Mac to open using POD Farm. Right click or CTRL click on the icon and select "Open With."



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