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POD Farm, Software Amp Simulator from Line 6 in the POD Farm series.


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Line 6 POD Farm tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Line 6
  • Model: POD Farm
  • Series: POD Farm
  • Category: Software Amp Simulators
  • Added in our database on: 09/09/2008

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Line 6 POD Farm user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 7 reviews )
 3 reviews43 %
 4 reviews57 %
Audience: Value For Money :
JeffTadashi05/28/2012

JeffTadashi's review"A priceless creative and recording tool!"

Line 6 POD Farm
Line 6 Pod Farm is the direct successor to Line 6's Gearbox software, and although functionally, it is very similar to Gearbox, the layout and aesthetics have been much improved in Pod Farm. Pod Farm includes over 15 guitar amplifier emulations, over 20 guitar cabs, 5 bass amps and cabs, over 20 stomp box and studio effects, and 5 microphone preamps. What is new here is the ability to run two amplifiers at once, which allows for some deep creative possibilities. There are also many more guitar amps, bass amps, and effects that can be purchased in addition to the basic package.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

One great thing about Line 6 software, is that it runs almost flawlessly on Windows systems. With the supported Line 6 hardware (which is necessary to run Pod Farm), the hardware processes the sound directly, allowing for zero latency monitoring. This, thankfully, bypasses the main problem with most PC systems..latency. This way, when you play your guitar lines, there is no noticeable delay, and even the smallest delay can be very noticeable.

Line 6 has some of the best guitar emulations available, and Pod Farm is no exception. Although the sound will always sound digital and synthesized when the distortions are turned up, and it's compared directly to the real thing, the convenience of being able to play through an amped guitar system, at anytime, anywhere, is invaluable. You can quickly record scratch tracks and guitar lick ideas, and the emulations sound very good for any sounds with low distortion. In fact, I prefer Line 6 emulations for clean guitar over the real clean channels on my Mesa amplifiers, especially for super clean guitar lines.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall, the Line 6 Pod Farm is a solid product, and although many guitarists still may not be on board with digital emulations, no one can deny the versatility and flexibility this tool can bring to any recording artist's table.
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Audiofanzine FR03/15/2009

Audiofanzine FR's review

Line 6 POD Farm
(Originally written by Gam/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- Did you have any problems during the installation?

No problems.

I use the VST Platinium version for my Pod X3 Live.

It's totally free!!! Thank you Line 6.

A small con for Pod X3 owners is that it's not compatible as standalone.

I hope Line 6 makes it compatible so that we don't have to use Gearbox.

Authorization via Monkey. Ultra easy!

What about the user's manual? No need for user's manual, the VST is very intuitive.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- What's your computer setup? (motherboard/CPU/RAM/HDD/sound card..)

Athlon 2400 XP with 1 GB Ram. I connect the S/PDIF output of my Pod X3 Live to my M-Audio 2496 sound card.

- How is the performance? (if measurable)

It doesn't require too much CPU power as Guitar Rig 3. I can use two instances without a problem. But in DualTone mode it requires much more computer resource.

- What about the hardware+software configuration stability?

I use it with Reaper. No crashes, perfect stability.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you been using it?

About three weeks.

- Which feature do you like the most / the least?

The most:

User interface. But not as good as the old Line 6 Edit, which provided instant access to all parameters.

The GUI looks nice. I don't like the MacOS X-like cover flow.

The drop-down menus are very useful.

Pleasant to use. I like the different categories (much clearer than the POD).

The least:

No Midi implementation. It's a big disadvantage for an amp and pedalboard software. Due to that many effects are useless (wah-wah, bender, etc.).

The effect chain is virtually non-editable. Competitor products are much better at that!

It was conceived for reamping.

IMHO it's a really dumb idea to reproduce Line 6's hardware limitations in a VST plugin. We want more possibilities!

- Did you try any other models before buying it?

Yes, many others but I never found a better sound.

- How would you rate its value for money?

Free for X3 owners. The value for money could be better.

- Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?

Of course. I find it sounds excellent, better than any other VST on the market.

Similar products never convinced me.

But I find the X3 Live sounds much better. The sound is more accurate. It must be due to the dedicated DSP.
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Virtual Decadence11/16/2008

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

Line 6 POD Farm
It's always the same system for online purchases of add-ons pack software at Line 6. We do everything by Line 6 Monkey.

No major problems on Mac OS X is more on my old Powerbook G4.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

My config is the Toneport UX2 for several years so no compatibility issues since it's the same thing.
AU plugin mode, no problem at the moment in my software of choice (Logic Pro 7 for now).

OVERALL OPINION

This software adds one thing to Gearbox Software (standalone or plugin): Dual tone that is the ability to have two rigs simultaneously.

And when we try some presets, one wonders why Line 6 had not done before so some sounds take on a new dimension.

Owner of standalone Gearbox for my Toneport, I picked up the portfolio to go to Pod Farm Plugin (it seems that Pod Farm standalone is free for people who have a Toneport). I should have done this a long time to have all my sounds preamps, bass, guitar in non-destructive in Logic. By this I do not regret my purchase.

Note though that the new graphical interface with its method "Cover Flow" to navigate the stuff is beautiful and changes a little.
Preset management has improved weight: you can see the amp model presets in the browser.

Otherwise, the sounds are exactly the same as for Gearbox, ie from the POD XT.
The versin POD Farm Platinum provides access to) all line extensions of 6 packs.
I had my pack pack bass and FX are also available in POD Farm as well as in Gearbox.

In conclusion: a new interface and a dual tone mode. For the rest there is always the same as in Gearbox (without GP online on the other hand).
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tief4511/18/2008

tief45's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD Farm
The installation is more than simple, just click! bp no compatibility and no worries for those of comprhension possdent dja tonport a UX2

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

My config is simple, direct tonport UX2 in my PC intel Pentium 4. no latency issues (Just set the buffer in case)

OVERALL OPINION

I use my tonport since about 1 year with gearbox. podfarm I discovered recently and frankly, I am very happy and surprised sounds on offer. there is an amount sufficient consquente of his group or scratch already registered and frankly, I found a rather well made. Of course we must retoucherles presets to give a little warmth to the sound but it is done very easily and quickly. For me, it suits me well for what I did.
por the home studio, I do it again this choice without any problem and advise fFor even those who do not like me too much Myen to invest in pro gear.
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Line 6 POD Farm news

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Published on 09/03/09

Line 6 Pod Farm Updated To v1.1

Published on 04/27/09

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Published on 01/25/09

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