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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 41 reviews )
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Pettigrew09/16/2010

Pettigrew's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Ultra full, but a little gas plant"

Line 6 POD X3 Live
Multi-purpose simulator and amplifiers, microphones and Hps.
The X3 Live is all digital. It is controllable via the Line 6 software on Mac and PC. No software or drivers to Linux. Damage.
Connectors ultra-complete. One of the strengths of the Pod.

UTILIZATION

Operation is intuitive enough, you quickly understand the operation.
Editing effects is extensive, many settings available. Too much perhaps?


SOUND QUALITY

I prefer to use the Pod amp simulator that simple multi-effect. some amp simulations are very successful. Again, lots of models available. Be careful though, some amps and cab 'is slightly disappointing but when you see the amount of modeling is almost anecdotal.
Some effects (Stomp particular) are difficult to use with a guitar. I think all of synth effects, etc. ... type ringmod Quite difficult to settle and the result is somewhat curious.
Honours for dual-tone function, which allows two independent signals simultaneously.

OVERALL OPINION

It has been two years since I use it. He stays at home now because I'm on a config 'all-tube (dual cab and orange terror PP212), which does not accommodate multi-effects. I returned to a more raw, more vintage, with two / three analog effects and nothing else.
The problem with this product is that it is almost too complete: A feeling of vertigo when you see the multitude of settings and parameters available to the user. So, be a good preset can take a really long time.
The X3 Live is still a great product, but rather directed to computer music, or tinker with sounds at home. I recommend to use 100% live.
Is what I'll buy this product? Yes and no! Once it has found its own sound, I prefer a good vintage tube amp with minimal effects analog. Now I really appreciate the shape of riffs and new sounds with both the Pod is complete. So, perhaps a bit expensive for a toy at home.
dimiloeb09/15/2010

dimiloeb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD X3 Live
WELL


UTILIZATION

EASY TO USE

SOUND QUALITY

FOR CAB C MARSHALL NOT TOO CA SIMUL BOGNER FOR THE BEST HE LACK OF PCO FENDER AMP IN PARTICULAR

OVERALL OPINION

I have a POD X3 LIVE FROM 1-2 YEARS NOW, I BOUGHT HER OUT TO THE PUB, I DO NOT REGRET IS WITHOUT DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST SELECTION - PRICE IN THIS CATEGORY, THE LEAST? DIGITAL SIDE OF COURSE, STILL ON TOO ON ELECTRONIC SOUNDS, THEN IN STUDIO LIVE ON STAGE IN SIMUL IS NOTHING TO SAY THE BEST! LEAST A LOT OF PROBLEM TO FIND THE SOUND OF THAT SIMUL plug into an amp (CARRA ILL), A FORGET, OR JUST WHEN USING SIMULATIONS OF PEDAL SMALL PROBLEM ON THE EFFECTS OF TYPE PEDAL WAH WAH, C 'ENOUGH IS SCREAMING ON ITS TOO WATCH IN HIGH FREQUENCY THAT MAY SOON BE HURT EARS ....... MAY BE THE NEXT LINE 6 WITH A SYSTEM WHICH WILL BE BEST SIGNING OF LIGHTS ..... SEE .......
ricoxufr09/15/2010

ricoxufr's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD X3 Live
Modeling Effects Pedal Multi controllable by computer .... OK .. computer music
Connectors ... Complete USB / XLR jqck Variax .... ..

UTILIZATION

Simple and easy thanks to the Monkey software. edition by the software easy enough .... but complicated gearbox compared to guitar RIG4


SOUND QUALITY

The effects are effective if properly adjusted ... but the simulations
Which instruments do you use?
Vigier Excalibur Amp Kustom Lag the beast hybrid.

Which ones do you prefer, you hate?

I like the simulation of marshall variac and black Panel 2
by the simulation debender cons ..... not glop ....



OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it?
Sold since 2009 ..
Did you try many other models before getting this one?

POD XT, Zoom, ... ToneLab ....
What thing do you like most/least about it?
The honeycomb, which is present even in the clear .....

What is your opinion about the value for the price? At a little expensive
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? Yes and No because the simulations are quite good after long leveling ..... it is not used on stage ... but still effective computer music
PointG09/13/2010

PointG's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD X3 Live
Many effects ... editable via pc or mac ... Digital technology ... connectivity of all kinds ...
but needless to repeat here, the characteristics are very well detailed on the site builder at this address https://fr.line6.com/podx3live/specs.html


UTILIZATION

The config is fairly intuitive, especially if one has already given in other multi effects. Anyway, a little dive in the manual will be beneficial because it is fairly well designed and tutorial propels us directly into the editing and creation of "Preset".
The manual is quite clear, but we can supplement learning through many tutorials and other tips found on the Net!
From the X3 Live, editing sounds is relatively easy, but there will be more time and flexibility in using the USB connection and software "GearBox" provided. (But happiness)

SOUND QUALITY

Yes, the effects are realistic ... and given the many, many possibilities, should take the time to create his "sound".
The ideal is to plug into a power amp or a PA or amplified over loudspeakers to stay "neutral" because if we chose to play on guitar amp, it is advisable to use the connection in insert effects (or son method 4)

I try as a first step, create / adjust my sound through headphones.
Then repeat / on stage, I mainly use an Ibanez RG420EG on my X3 Live, which is connected (left / right) to a stereo power amp (neutral) Hughes and Kettner CF 200, itself connected in output left / right speakers Marshall 2 (in fact, a baffle cut in 2)

OVERALL OPINION

I have the Line 6 POD X3 Live "since only 3 weeks my choice was made by viewing demos and videos on the net but also by consulting the manual before buying it. (Initially, they were 4: Zoom, Boss, Digitech, and Line 6)
The peculiarity of this vehicle is definitely "The Dual Tone", a Wonder!
And finally, you can edit its sounds, or download others from his computer ... it's really great!
a Value for money very convenient.
I would do this choice without a doubt ...
Hallyd07/05/2010

Hallyd's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD X3 Live
Line 6 View website
Editable Mac / Pc I'm on mac Snow Lopard and no worries after installing the drivers available on the Line 6 website.

USE

The manual is well, it is not a Chinese head case (Lol)

As for the edition with the GearBox software is simple but live on the same x3 it's not too complicated but I did the same to open the manual to see how I had to do !!!



SOUND QUALITY

While the sound quality !!!

When I bought the beast, rentr'm home and I direct branch marshall all my lights and I say !!! IEA horror impossible to have a proper sound and m Correct me is worse than a prciser !!! I wish I did not have my head amp to send / Fx so I branch directly into the entrance e guitar so the big disappointment !!!

So I say bah it's simple, I will do as my Vox THE I'll bipasser the amp simulation and must operate nickel Ben ??? re vamp the sound is still as horrible as per simulation dales Ts, Disto, Fuzz ... it's really foutage of mouth because really sounds Synthetic and compared to LE Vox there's no pictures on this plan is clearly ahead Vox Line 6 !!!

I tell myself what do I do now ??? Well I'll sell it and stay with my Vox !!! Anyway I'm going even try on my sound card which is a 800 !!! RME Firface and then I plug I notice that it sounds great dj mieux.Mais not really convinced !!! I do some research on the net (Youtube) and I came across a guy who explains some configuration and my link via its Site or its covenants available for both Xt, X3 live, but also for the Boss Gt 10 !!!

I go to his site and therefore tlcharge the folder for the X3 live and I say hat the beast rings and'm in heaven !!! Well it is about that in terms of taste it will certainly change some parameters but it is frankly a great base for what create his own sound.

For the one has intresse I put the site link.
http://www.glenndelaune.com/Patch_download_page/PatchDownloadArea.htm

My ratings will be only 7 because of a head without send / Fx ben x3 is the big poop !!!

As of 7/7/2010:

I remade a test on my Marshall I've realized that putting all the knob to 12 h 00 except volume and working only with those of the Line 6 ben medium to obtain some thing not bad, but hey I am only at the beginning of my research.

But in terms of OD simus, distos, Fuzz ... well I stay on my position is really the big anything !!!!!

NOTICE GLOBAL

7 for the reason you know.
trevellin06/13/2010

trevellin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD X3 Live
Then, the program was, 78 amp models, 24 cabinet models guitars, 4 models of microphones for guitars speakers, 28 bass amp models, 22 bass cabinet models, 4 mic models for bass cabs , 6 preamp models and 96 effects models.
only here!
it is not a model rack, it is a guitar pedal, period.
the technology used is digital;
to connect the pedal to the amp, the audio is to connect to the computer, the USB and there is the possibility of a connection noon;

UTILIZATION

I can say that the general configuration is not complicated; LCD screen where one has information on the sound that we play with on the side buttons to scroll through the settings and record them (type amp, speaker cabinets, pedals that we use), 8 knobs with drive, bass, middle, treble and other ..., 12 stompswitchs settings for the call, and a pedal on the metal right pedal which volume and wah.
The manual is very thick but easily affordable when you spend some time understanding!
for editing sounds, it is easy to follow tutorials to help you deal more confidently grip the pedals.

SOUND QUALITY

effects are very effective (especially repeat group!) and very realistic, even the most wacky! ah! ah!
I use this pedal with my guitar.
after 2 weeks of use, I find that most of the settings are good and realistic.

OVERALL OPINION

It's been two weeks that I have and I have not tried other models before buying.
I like its lightness, its appearance chrome and black polished metal foot pedal modulation, ease of use when we look a little on the pound and we follow the tutorials, sounds right, precise and take full extent even in rehearsal with a drummer logger can be connected to the computer to compose, the possibility of stereo, the possibility of resuming the settings TonePort and transpose them on the pedals and many more ...
the negative and it is plastic!
the price / quality ratio is the height of the product; sound performance for musicians who know what they want.
with experience, I will redeem perhaps not without having first tried the TC Electronic G-System! (But that costs too expensive for what it is!)

on 09/10/10, I sold my pod after finding certainnes things, in fact, I thought it was a sound without relief too "smooth", the amp simulations were too typed in my taste it lacked some pedals ...
so I found the taste and the desire to buy good old analog pedals for me be a pedal-board worthy of that name, I started by connecting a fuzz belcat during my rehearsals and the result was more than flagrant; finally I hear the blows of the pick, imperfections that I love and I finally have a warmth that I like!
Of course, there are still advantages to having the pod line6, we do not need to carry 100kgs of various effects pedals to go again, it has a compact format involving tens of amps, pedals and speaker of legend, but what you gain somewhere, you lose it elsewhere for you to choose what suits you ....
Miyoshi03/17/2010

Miyoshi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD X3 Live
* What are the effects, types of effects available?
78 guitar amp simulations
24 guitar speaker simulation
98 effect
28 bass amp simulations
22 simulations for bass cabinets
6 vocal preamp simulations

* What technology is used?
Digital

* Are they editable? Via a publisher Mac / PC?
Editable Mac and PC

* What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)
Almost all the connections needed. No phantom power for XLR ...

* Is this a rack or rack-mount model?
Pedalboard

UTILIZATION

* The general configuration is simple?
It takes some time to fully master this pedal seen the number of possible settings but after a while we quickly found the sound that suits us.

* Editing of sounds and effects is easy?
The editing and sound effects is very intuitive. Moreover, if in doubt about a setting, the manual explains its usefulness.

* The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
The manual is very clear and sufficient. All necessary information is contained and we also have a tutorial to learn how to master the editing sounds.


SOUND QUALITY

* Effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
The sounds are clearly effective. The presence of dual tone gives more possibilities in creating sound. Regarding the realism of the simulation it is therefore the quality is not the same. However I was not trying to imitate a particular amp I was looking to create my sound. What I did.

* Which instruments do you use?
I use an Ibanez RG321 with EMG 81/89 +, a 5 string bass Epiphone Embassy, ​​a Sennheiser E816. I also tried with a Musicman Mystic Dream 7 strings and Ibanez RG 1527 Prestige, all on an amp Peavey ValveKing 212

* Which ones do you prefer, you hate?
The sound of my RG321 (although low-end guitar) with the alliance EMG 81/89 + Pod + VK212 is simply monstrous! I recorded some tracks with the pedal plugged directly into the computer via USB and the final quality is terrible!
For less, I would say the quality of some effects that are not terrible, especially on the wah wah ...


OVERALL OPINION

* For how long have you been using it?
I use it for almost a year

* What thing do you like most/least about it?
The feature I like most: the dual tone that allows a huge diversity. We can combine two tones with their own characteristics! Furthermore, we can chain up to 11 effects on each tone. It can also lead tones on different amps and speakers. We can connect two instruments together with their own (guitar / mic / bass). Anything is possible. Over the USB interface is very useful
The feature I like least: The sound presets that are not up to what we can do with POD

* Did you try many other models before getting this one?
I tried a few models below the latter including a Korg AX3000G ME50.On BOSS and BOSS GT10 advised me that I was not at all convinced.

* What is your opinion about the value for the price?
The price / quality ratio is excellent although the pedal is not really affordable ...

* Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
Unhesitatingly
Resty10/23/2009

Resty's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD X3 Live
What are the effects or types of effects available choice is huge
What technology is used? (Analog, numrique, lamp ...) Numrique
Are ditables? Via an editor Mac / PC? Yes
What is the connection? (Audio / MIDIY has everything! Xlr, 6.35 jack, USB etc ... everything!
Is this a rack or rack MODEL? Pdalier

UTILIZATION

Configuration gnrale Is it easy? It can Faie ring without a manual but it is really useful
The edition of sound effects or is it easy? Yes

SOUND QUALITY

The modlisations amp are top.

Which instruments do you use?
Ibanez prestige

What are those you prfrez, you dtest? Trs beautiful clean sounds, heavy metal distos; trs bonneset especially the dual tone doubling the sound of the guitar ... !!!!!
To my knowledge only the Rocktron Prophesy raprochant done better by more than one amp lamps (that is a prampli lamps)
The headphones seem of lesser quality than the pod pro

OVERALL OPINION

<img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" /> How long have you use it? 1 week, I have to test recording
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What is the particular feature you like best and least? Like all guitarists, I think c + simple, better c!
Have you tried many other models before acqurir? Everything! except pramplis and engl amps
How do you report qualitprix? 100 euros cheaper it would be cool
Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ... Yes, unless I find clear and sounds like distos emerging clean and tidy at the same headset
Abelkain10/14/2009

Abelkain's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD X3 Live
For the description says it all t ... dja
If in doubt go to the website of Line 6 ...
There's simple to do everything for ...

UTILIZATION

Configuration gnrale Is it easy?
In beginners we say "no god ... I understand it," but after an hour, is relatively simple, we can all rgler with only 6 buttons ...
For the manual, I dropped in 10 minutes, I want to play and not play me ... A visit in case of "how it's done dja?", It is relatively simple to check ...
For the edition of the sound, I personally think it's simple, we chose the effect dose for the settings on a rponse in real time, the backup, if a please ...
APRS can enter the complex, with all custom settings that are available in bbte style "microphone is what used to resume the simulation of HP", "how far from the HP", "what kind of pice, "" guitar ", etc. ... If we do not want to take the head you plug the guitar into the input and you can play, has done well ... trs
The majority of my patches is an amp, and that's it ... a hair on rverb cleans the delay for solos and it's part ...
When you stick a gambling effect was drooling a little, but I see no utility and is not a G major 3000E ...

SOUND QUALITY

Then I'm sick when I read the criticism of the sound, the guys who play the "Yeah this amp is poorly multiple pedals such a peak in the high when in real mdium not. etc ... .. "to believe these guys usually play on all 70 amp and some Mulsant and we have time to do comparisons with each of the critters or overlay (yes you can play with two amps at the same time on the x3 in Stereo or set) ...
When you're a "purist" on achte not a pod, must be dumb to believe that not even for 500 Euros you end up with all the greatest amp in the world ....
Ct must be its most talked about grain, ALL amps and pedals are used, there's thousands of possible combinations, not being able to get something that's really ill will if its not like a glue there a equalizer a comp. or chorus, there's always a way to get drinking stuff ...
For the effect is same, it is on the 3 / 4 that have a more restricted, but the "main" style chorus, flanger, delay etc. .. Are of good quality for the PRICE of the vehicle ...
I glue my personal custom Fender Aerodyne, or one of my other guitars in EMG, or a frying pan, I can always go for something good, to look for is a qute the sound ...
PS: I also like those who say that the sound is "dirty" to me it's more an APRS ear problem "grimey" as his, or level of play, a jc 120 mul same dirty? ...

OVERALL OPINION

Simply put I jou on the biggest amps, Marshall through Fender, Roland and Msa ... Sound after 20 years of scratch I know thank you ... The POD has grain approaches and textures of his approach, but it was not a Roadking for 500 Euros, a gentlemen must understand ...
If it is achte knowingly, there's an infinite, and must spend time to find the combinations that we like, APRS has frankly the fact ...
I also use it for convenience, I was tired of lugging my head with my cabinet with my hush with my things with my distos with my midi ... pdalier
My other had a scratch mga rack (Triax, mesa two / ninety, boss gt pro), Well I did not act piti noise, even in direct console or return amplifier, Not to mention the weight ...... The loose for him because ...
Same effect in pdalier or I just had (korg, bos gt10, Digitech, Rocktron etc ...), this one is one I have made concessions prfre I admit, but is not that bad ...
So for 500, there's everything you can imagine it, with a good record gnrale, sure I would do this purchase ...
There's good DMOS on youtube made by individuals when indcisions ...

Ps: I have not spoken patches bass and vocals, they are also not bad ...
Ps 2: I do not bump Line 6, but some critics bother me, the guy slamming 500th and says APRS only critic in "no" or "dirty" is that the guy when he bought or he must be silent pt buy ears or fingers to try the gear BEFORE ...
Mikabail09/29/2009

Mikabail's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD X3 Live
All adj t said above. personally, I do not care whether this effect is the same one he is supposed mulate: as long as it is effective and musical, no problemo. For me, the pod is good that level.
For shipping via PC stealthily. However, as sound card niet: music from the computer + = dcrchage my bass after 3 seconds! But it does not matter, it does not serve me to this: I have the tone port UX2 makes them trs well!

01/2010: Well I'd like to finally enjoy the X3 sound card with POD Farm plug-in. Contavt from Line 6 that I had to review rpond with my dealer if the warranty still works. I contacted by mail Thomann dbrouiller is going to have it removed by UPS and rpar. (You can use the tone port UX2 as sound card and dongle in the pod to take advantage of all the simulation at the same time)

UTILIZATION

The manual is clear, you just take the time to read it (just) to win (much) time.

SOUND QUALITY

I am a bassist. I use it sparingly so the effects from a six-string player. on the other hand I enjoy a lot with the amp simulation. Ralistes or not the simulation? Nothing beat: each has its spcificits, his music and allow me to have sound Different. Double tone function is valid for a: an amp with a clear bass you kicking the boy and another with a disto mchante good example and a serious attack!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 months now. Not much with (4) with a lot of cons in rps heavy rock (with double bass drum and two atele a bcheron grateux pissed one with jcm 900). Eeeeeh bin it is not Czech! I connected to my amp: a power amp feeding a 2 fois130w 2fois 10pouces of 175W and 1 after 15 inches of 400W and the sound is good! He took the place of my pramp Peavey T-Max: more possibilities. It is worth may not be the sound of an Ampeg SVT atel August 1 times 10 inches, but for the price ...

And two more months and it's getting better. We just pay for a new sound and I hte try it!