The Guitarist's Guide to Line 6 Studio Tools, 1st Edition

  • Chris Buono
  • ISBN-10: 1435460448  |  ISBN-13: 9781435460447
  • 256 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
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Whether you're new to Line 6 gear or have been making music with it for years, you'll find a wealth of detailed, practical how-to help in THE GUITARIST'S GUIDE TO LINE 6 STUDIO TOOLS. Written by a guitar player for guitar players, this comprehensive book is the best way to learn about the wide range of innovative hardware and software created by this pioneering company--and how to put it all to use in the studio. Chris Buono, veteran guitarist and teacher, covers the gamut of Line 6 products that will make your studio life easier, more creative, and more fun. In this thorough guide, you'll cover: The popular Line 6 Spider amps including Spider IV 15, Spider Jam, and Spider IV 75; The iconic Line 6 POD series of amp-modeling devices, including the latest HD series; How to remotely control Spider amps and POD HD units with FBV controllers; How to set up, connect, and record with your Line 6 gear in the studio, including POD Studio interfaces and the celebrated POD Farm amp/effects modeling application; Content-packed resources such as CustomTone and Spider Online; All there is to know about Line 6 file formats, their cross-compatibility, and insight on their entire modeling catalog; and Thorough breakdowns of legacy products, their model lists, and how you can best use them in your studio today. The Line 6 product line is vast, and THE GUITARIST'S GUIDE TO LINE 6 STUDIO TOOLS is here to help. With its detailed images and insightful tutorials, it will help you get your hands around the possibilities and get in on all the excitement of making great music with Line 6.

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Features and Benefits

  • Written by a guitar player for guitar players, the text's user-based explanations of basic and advanced principles bypass complex tech talk in favor of detailed--yet easy to use--advice for guitarists of any skill level.
  • Practical step-by-step instructions guide users through the process of recording music using the equipment and techniques best suited to both them and their music.
  • Helpful online assets include a variety of Line 6 Tone Files for various platforms, finished tracks from the author's real world sessions, and more!
  • Users will find complete guidance on the myriad incarnations of Line 6--from hardware modeler interfaces and handheld recorders to modeling guitars, amps, and stompboxes, the RiffWorks software bundle, and more.

Table of Contents

1. Background Check.
2. Line 6 Product Overview.
3. The Right Line 6 Gear for You.
4. The Hardware.
5. The Software.
6. Frontline: Floor PODs and Stompbox Pedals.
7. Backline: Amps & Wireless Systems.
8. The Mainline: Guitars.
9. Playing on the Go.
10. Recording on the Go.
Appendix A: Comparison Charts.
Appendix B: Modeling Names Revealed.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Chris Buono

Chris Buono has been called many things: arcane improviser, sound diabolist, fearless composer, content junkie, video stunt guitarist, crazed educator--the list goes on. In simpler terms, he is a recording artist (Lava/Atlantic, Lion Music, LNR, E-Magine Music, RKM/Kindred); sideman (Karsh Kale, Rodney Holmes' Lithium Tree, Graham Haynes, Bumblefoot, and more); music journalist/columnist (Guitar Player, Guitar One, Just Jazz Guitar magazines to name a few); educator (Berklee College of Music, National Guitar Workshop); author (Course Technology PTR, Alfred); video clinician (TrueFire, Guitar One); product clinician (M-Audio, First Act, Source Audio, Pigtronix); and more. Whatever you call him, this cat is busy! With a guitar in hand and a slew of gadgets within arm's reach, Chris Buono infiltrates the modern world of guitar from all directions and shows no signs of slowing down.