Line 6 POD X3 Live
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Line 6 POD X3 Live
Miyoshi 03/17/2010

Line 6 POD X3 Live : Miyoshi's user review

5

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Value For Money : Excellent
* 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