Free v2.1 Firmware Update for POD® HD500, POD HD Pro and POD HD Multi-effects Now Available

CALABASAS, Calif.—OCTOBER 16, 2012—Line 6 announced today that the free v2.1 firmware update for POD® HD500, POD HD Pro and POD HD are available immediately for download at This firmware update provides five new HD amps—bringing the total HD amp count to 30—as well as revolutionary performance options.

The v2.1 update features three stunning new HD amps based on* the distinctive clean, crunch and overdrive tones of the Soldano® SLO100, one of the most coveted premium amps of the modern era. Two custom-designed originals, Line 6 Doom and Line 6 Epic, round out the POD family’s selection of high-gain amps.**

POD HD500 and POD HD Pro now integrate with StageSource™ loudspeakers in revolutionary ways. Musicians can instantly recall StageSource Smart Speaker modes via POD HD presets, making StageSource and POD HD500 or HD Pro the ultimate integrated FRFR (Full Range Flat Response) guitar system.

Musicians can switch from a full-range acoustic sound for the verse of a song to a dialed-in 2 x 12” guitar cabinet for the chorus, with just the press of a footswitch. They can also change to Keyboard mode for dramatic guitar synth soundscapes. At low volumes and high decibel levels, the flat frequency response means guitar tones will sound the same during performance as they did in the studio. Users can also connect multiple StageSource speakers via L6 LINK™ to facilitate wet/dry or wet/dry/wet setups, and more.

Users of POD HD500, POD HD Pro and POD HD can download the free v2.1 firmware update now.

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

*All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Line 6's sound model development.

**These five new HD amps have recently been added to the POD HD300 and POD HD400 via the v2.0 firmware update.