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POD Farm, POD Studio, Line 6 terminology explained


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Terms

 

Before we begin here are some terms to know

  • POD Farm Application is a tone modeling application for all non-POD Line 6 USB recording devices . The application processing the audio from your device on the way to your recording software.
  • Gearbox is the old version of POD Farm. Gearbox operates as a standalone application, standalone editor for POD XT/X3 devices, plugin, and GuitarPort Online client.
  • Amp Farm is the first Line 6 modeling software. It is only available for Protools systems. It has been discontinued by AVID and will not be supported on Pro Tools 11 or higher.
  • Toneport is the old product family name for Line 6's USB recording devices such as Toneport GX, Toneport UX1, Toneport UX2, Toneport UX8, Toneport KB37.
  • POD Studio is the newer version of Line 6's USB recording devices and POD Farm software. This package contains POD Farm software and a USB recording device.
  • Monkey application is a updater app that downloads your hardwares drivers and software for you. It can be downloaded at www.Line6.com/software
  • License Keys are authorizations that live on your Line 6 hardware. You hardware acts as a dongle. Gearbox, POD Farm and all model packs require authorizations to run. Your authorized device must be connected to your system in order to use said items.
  • Model Packs are authorizations that give you access to more models within Gearbox and POD Farm and POD family products.
  • iLok is an industry standard software protection device. Also known as a dongle. Licenses are stored on this USB dongle which must be connected upon software execution. https://www.ilok.com/

Monkey (the application, not the hairy ape)

Monkey is an updater application for Line6 software and devices.

  • install Line 6 device drivers from Line6.com/software (optional)
  • connect your Line 6 device to your computer
  • download and install monkey from Line6.com/software
  • run monkey app
  • create a new user account or login to an existing account
    • this login is the same as the Line6.com account

    [*]Activate Features

    • the first time you connect your brand new hardware to a computer, you will be asked to "activate Add-Ons". This enables all of the factory default authorizations on your unit.

    [*]Authorize

    • each time you connect your hardware to a different computer, the Line6 server must verify your hardware's authorizations with the server via the Monkey.

    [*]Optional Add-Ons tab

    • shows which software, model packs, etc are authorized for your hardware

    [*]Updates tab

    • this tab shows the latest software downloads for the given user group you are currently login in under

 

Model Packs

Model packs are Line 6 authorizations that add more models to your Gearbox software, POD Farm software, or POD family device.

  • POD Farm Plugin requires Add-On auth to run (Included in POD Studio Devices on the hardware)
  • Model Packs require an Add-On auth to run

 

Software / Hardware Support

Optional Add-On "authorizations" can reside on any Line 6 USB recording device such as...

  • GuitarPort
  • Toneport DI-Silver
  • Toneport DI-Gold
  • Toneport GX
  • Toneport UX1
  • Toneport UX2
  • Toneport UX8
  • Toneport KB37
  • POD Studio UX1
  • POD Studio UX2
  • POD Studio GX
  • POD Studio KB37
  • POD XT (Bean, Live, Pro)
  • POD X3 (Bean, Live, Pro)

Gearbox Standalone App runs on...

  • GuitarPort
  • Toneport DI-Silver
  • Toneport DI-Gold
  • Toneport GX
  • Toneport UX1
  • Toneport UX2
  • Toneport UX8
  • Toneport KB37
  • POD Studio GX
  • POD Studio UX1
  • POD Studio UX2
  • POD Studio KB37

Gearbox runs as a hardware editor for...

  • POD XT (Bean, Live, Pro)
  • POD X3 (Bean, Live, Pro)

 

Installers

 

Typically Line 6 application installers like Gearbox and POD Farm come with the following.

  • Line 6 monkey app
  • Main App
  • Toneport, POD Studio, and POD family device drivers

Keep in mind, drivers may be updated after a installer is made available. Use monkey to keep your software versions up to date.

 

iLok

  • POD Farm supports iLok software protection.
  • POD Farm for iLok will be available in two versions, a Standard and Platinum version
  • If you have POD Farm Platinum you will be able to run all possible models

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