September 15, 2011, by PSW Staff
The new Line 6 Mobile In digital input adaptor and Mobile POD guitar tone app allows guitarists to connect an electric guitar to their iPhone or iPad.
The new Mobile POD app brings Line 6 tone and technology to its most portable level.
The free app includes generous collections of 64 models of celebrated modern, vintage and boutique guitar gear including amps, cabinets, stomp boxes and rack effects.
Users can mix and match the fully adjustable models to build a virtually unlimited variety of tones, which can then be saved as presets.
Also included with the app, free of any in-app purchase, are over 10,000 hand-crafted presets created by artists, Line 6 and other guitar players.
Unlike analog adaptors that plug into an iOS device’s headphone jack, Mobile In digital input plugs into the 30-pin connector on the bottom of the iOS device. This digital connection enables the adaptor to offer pro-quality audio specs for guitar tones that are exceptionally rich and clear.
Mobile In supports up to 24-bit/48 kHz digital audio. The guitar input offers 110 dB dynamic range. The stereo Llne input, which can be used for sending keyboard audio or any other standard mono or stereo line-level audio source to an iPhone or iPad, has 98 dB dynamic range.
Mobile In can also serve as a digital input adaptor for use with any CoreAudio guitar apps, including GarageBand for iPad.
Mobile In comes with a quality 6-foot guitar cable, and the Mobile POD is a free download from the App Store. Mobile In and Mobile POD are made for iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iPad.Find out more about them here.
“Mobile In and Mobile POD turn your iPhone or iPad into a fully functioning Line 6 POD multi-effect device complete with tweakable tones, simultaneous effects and legendary Line 6 guitar amp and effect modeling,” states Line 6 co-founder and SVP of new business development Marcus Ryle. “Line 6 pioneered digital modeling technology and, in 1998, released the first POD multi-effect processor. This introduced countless guitarists to digital modeling, a technology that gives them access to wide varieties of amp and effect tones within one device.
“Mobile In is designed to be the best possible guitar tone solution for mobile devices,” he continues. “Other iOS guitar adaptors are rife with issues like headphone feedback, latency and poor sound quality. Mobile In solves all of these issues to deliver the best iOS guitar playing experience.”
Mobile In and Mobile POD ship fall 2011. MSRP is $79.99.