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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Jan 3, 2014.
Thanks Nakon! Good work!
way to go L6..release another product you haven't even completed support for.....
I want to have a company that half-assed does things and still wins best of show.
Just had a thought:
Steinberg has the vst "amp rack" in cubase thats supposed to be pretty damn good. So good that meshuggah (as well as others im sure) used it exclusively for their guitar/bass tones on koloss.
Yamaha purchased Steinberg a couple years ago.
Yamaha now owns line 6.
You see where im going with this?
I see, I see...could get interesting as long they get some fire under L6, otherwise it will come out half-finished and unsupported for a year....
OH MY GOD YAMAHA IS GOING TO BUY MESHUGGAH
Epic thread save is epic.
Was excited about this. Just remembered the launch today and well, this thing is surprising to say the least. Seems like they partnered with BOSE on that one!
YAMAHA ANNOUNCES 8 STING MESHUGGAH SIG AT NEXT YEAR'S NAMM
Seriously though... it never occurred to me that line 6 could potentially have Steinberg developers called in. Or that the Steinberg interfaces (which as I understand are very good) could become the new toneport/podstudio interfaces.
Thinking this almost makes me excited again... That is if that were the path they were to take.
TONS of potential if that happens... Dang.
Counting chickens before they hatch. Yamaha have already stated that they are leaving L6 to operate business as usual. Plus if THIS is Line 6 latest big game changer, then they are clearly targeting your everyday bedroom guitarist and not the target demographic that your proposed product would go for.
Yeah until line 6 runs into the ground due to all their endorsees leaving because line 6 has resorted to only cater to bedroom musicians and become the new Behringer causing Yamaha to lose gobs of money. Business as usual then?
I'm not saying it'll happen... but its surely an option.
I'm a total dumbsh*t and if I had that thought I'm sure someone at Yamaha has too.
I suspect many amp companies make more money out of the bedroom/budget stuff. From a purely business standpoint I suspect a lot of companies would abandon their high end stuff. However I think you have to have endorsees using high end stuff to give the brand credibility. Would the mg series have sold as well as it did without the marshall badge on it?
They should have released the Dave mustaine amp.
While I'm really disappointed that this isn't the PA speaker with the built-in Pod HD I was hoping for, I might consider one for practice. I already own an iPad and I won't have to disturb the local wildlife with my 5150.
I went up to the Line 6 room at NAMM, looked at the new amp, saw someone demonstrate it, and just walked back out. Nothing new to see up there!
It's seriously just the epitome of "meh".
edit: although it has some nice IDEAS. As always.
Tried one out yesterday. It was interesting building a preset from scratch on my phone, but that's not how I'd prefer to do it all the time. Ultimately, I'd rather an amp ALLOW you to use your phone to control it, rather than REQUIRE it. A friend of mine wants to buy one, but doesn't have any iOS devices, so he'd have no way of tweaking it. It's an interesting idea, especially when combined with the FRFR speaker setup, but I feel like it's at the wrong price point. A 15-watt version of this for $100-150 would probably sell pretty well, but I'm not so optimistic about where they have it now.
for what it is, this would be a good idea. Nothing ground-breaking, just a practice amp, and 15 watts SS is enough for me in my bedroom.
I still use podfarm on my computer for practice in my room quite a bit and since I used a podxt for like 4 years, I find them easy to work with at this point. I assume this has all the same functionality as a podxt, but all built into a combo? I'd buy that for $150, but any more and I'd just get a used podxt.
That's the tricky part: the amp by itself is basically just an upgraded 15-watt Spider, where you have four presets that you can only tweak in somewhat superficial ways, but not fundamentally change. The iOS interface lets you tailor those four tones more, and rotate in the ones you want, but that's not really an optimal solution. I'm not sure if connecting a footswitch gives you expanded memory slots, or if you're still stuck with the four.
Yeah, I was wondering about that too.