moosers 05/05/2009

Line 6 MM4 : moosers's user review


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The Line 6 MM4 is a modulation effect modeling guitar pedal. It has two 1/4 inch inputs and outputs and also has an output for an expression pedal, which isn't necessary with the MM4. The Line 6 MM4 is not a rack mountable piece of gear as it is a stomp box.


The configuration of the Line 6 MM4 is pretty easy to follow, but does take a little bit of time to understand all the ins and outs simply because there is a lot going on here. There are 16 different modeling settings ranging from all different types of flangers, rotarys, phasers, choruses, and tremolos, in addition to a panner, a ring modulator, and a vibrato. As you can tell, pretty much all of the modulation effects you can think of are covered here and each is modeled after another stomp box or effect. There are four switches that you can save your own presets on by holding each one down while you've got the sound you like. There is then five knobs for controlling the sound of each setting, and each does different things depending on which setting you are on. For this reason the manual comes in very handy as it will outline what each knob does on each setting.


The sound quality of the Line 6 MM4 is pretty good, but nothing is too far above average in my opinion. While its certainly nice to have this many different modulation effects in one box, only a handful of the effects really stand out for me. I've only used this pedal with guitar although it would work fine for any electronic instrument. The sounds on here are probably best suited for live shows when you don't want to use five or six different stomp boxes at once, but for recording I would much prefer to use individual pedals as they have a much high sound quality than the MM4.


I've been using the Line 6 MM4 for about three or four years and it is a perfect pedal for live shows, and is not so perfect for recording in my opinion. The price of the Line 6 MM4 isn't too expensive and will certainly save you money if you are looking for all of these sounds. While I do like most of the products that Line 6 puts out, the Line 6 MM4 isn't one of my favorites in this line, as I think the sound quality could be a bit higher. However, taking into account the versatility of this pedal and its reasonable price, this is overall a good buy.