POD X3 multi-effects processor will inspire and amaze you with the most complete collection of POD-quality guitar amp, cab, stompbox and studio effect models ever. The Line 6 Pod X3 arsenal of rare vi... Click To Read More About This Product
POD X3 multi-effects processor will inspire and amaze you with the most complete collection of POD-quality guitar amp, cab, stompbox and studio effect models ever. The Line 6 Pod X3 arsenal of rare vintage treasures, modern boutiques, and perennial classics the offers nearly unlimited creative possibilities. Create your own tones or instantly play through any of the 200 professionally dialed-in presets.
For those in search of greater tonal possibilities, POD X3 effects pedal gives you more power than ever before to create entirely new sounds. Split your guitar signal and play it through two guitar amp and effect signal chains at once. Add bass or vocals using the bass amp and high-end mic preamp models now included in the POD X3. You can even plug in two instruments at once, each with its own independent tone processing. Whatever your music calls for, the POD X3 pedal has the power and flexibility to deliver.
POD X3 includes all of the inputs and outputs you need to practice, perform and record. Use the 1/4" instrument input for guitar or bass and the XLR microphone input for vocals and more. During practice, use the stereo headphones outputs to keep the noise down. For performances, plug in front of your amp or directly into the sound system. When you're ready to record, use the stereo balanced line outputs or digital S/PDIF output for traditional recording. Or use the new USB 2.0 connection for pro-level multi-channel computer recording.
Whether you choose to recreate the sounds of the past or turn tradition on its ear, the Line 6 POD X3 comes fully-loaded with most inspiring collection of POD-quality amps and effects to let your sound break free.
Features & Benefits
POD X3 guitar pedal offers a whole new level of control over your guitar tone.
Plug straight into any one of the 78 ear-shattering guitar amp models for pure, unadulterated guitar tone.
Combine amp and cab models with the mouth-watering collection of 98 stompbox and studio effect models to build out your rig.
Take your sound to the next level by blasting your guitar through two guitar rigs at once to create a massive wall of sound that even guitar heroes of the past would respect.
Or plug POD X3 in front of your favorite stack or combo to pile on up to nine simultaneous effects, including vintage overdrive, scorching distortion, beefy fuzz, endless delay, lush reverb, ethereal chorus, irreverent flanger, wah-wah to name just a handful.
Whether miking up an acoustic or plugging in an acoustic-electric guitar, POD X3 will showcase the natural warmth and beauty of your instrument.
Warm up your acoustics with the high-end tube mic preamp and compressor models to bring out the natural tone of your acoustic six or twelve string.
Apply a touch of color with a full palette of reverbs, choruses, delays, EQs, and other essential effects.
Whether you seek stadium rock, a Motown groove, or modern grind, look no further than POD X3.
Dial in classic bass tone using the 28 incredible bass amp and 22 bass cab models.
Bring a direct sound to life by using the modeled mic preamps and high-end compressors instead of traditional bass amps and cabs.
Add a combination of the 98 stompbox or studio effects to tweak your bass tone to perfection for practice, performance, or recording.
POD X3 includes an XLR input for your microphone and an amazing set of effects for your vocals.
Six studio-grade vintage and modern microphone preamp models are included capture the natural warmth and richness of your vocals.
Smooth out your sound with studio grade compressors, EQ's, gates and de-essers.
The comprehensive collection of studio-quality post effect models at your disposal include rich reverbs, vibey delays, lush choruses and more.
POD X3 is the ultimate sonic toolbox for the creative songwriter.
With its massive set of models for guitar, bass, and vocals, POD X3 pedal will elevate your creative sketches to polished works of art.
When inspiration strikes, record your guitar and vocals all at the same time to capture the magic of the first take.
Harness the Power and Flexibility of POD X3
POD X3 fits right in with whatever computer recording solution you use.
With USB 2.0, POD X3 can send processed and unprocessed signals to your recording software, so you can always change your tone and fix it in the mix.
POD X3 can record 2 fully-processed instruments at once.
Split your guitar signal and record each virtual rig on separate stereo tracks to create rich, layered sounds.
With on-board, real-time processing, the Line 6 POD X3 takes the load off of your computer and eliminates annoying latency.
Use the S/PDIF digital output to plug into ProTools systems and other pro-level audio interfaces to add legendary POD tone to your recordings.
Play in front of an amp
Use POD X3 as the ultimate pedal board with your favorite combo or stack.
With 98 stompbox and studio effect models, you have more freedom over your tone than even the largest, heaviest pedal board could ever offer.
Stomp - Fuzz, Distortion, Overdrive, and more.
Mod - Chorus, Flanger, Tremolo, Rotary, Phaser and more
Delay - More than one of each type of delay: Analog, Digital, Tape and a mix of specialty echoes you won't find anywhere else.
Reverb ” More than one of each type of reverb: Room, Hall, Chamber, Plate and Spring models.
Miscellaneous ” Compressors, Gate, 4 Band Semi-Parametric EQ, Synth and Filters, Wah and many more.
Use up to 9 effects simultaneously to build the sound you're looking for.
Create rich blends of two entirely different effect chains to create a screaming wall of sound.
Plug into the PA
Plug the POD X3 guitar pedal directly into the PA system for bullet-proof live sound that rocks.
Leave your back-breaking mountain of gear at home, and make set up and tear down easier than ever.
Take the guess work out of getting a great live sound every time.
Use the XLR outputs to plug directly into the mixing board without a direct box.
Reasons to Upgrade from POD XT
POD X3 delivers a ton of new features to inspire your music and simplify the creative process more than ever.
POD X3 effect pedal comes fully-loaded with the most comprehensive set of POD amps, cabs, and effects models ever. Includes models of 98 guitar amps, 24 guitar cabs, 98 effects, 28 bass amps, 22 bass cabs, and 6 vocal preamps.
Split your guitar signal and run it through two amps or two guitar rigs at the same time to create entirely new sounds that will blow your audience away.
The new, enlarged display shows a complete end-to-end signal chain for each tone at a glance. Change amp or effect settings on a single page for quick and easy editing.
Add studio-quality POD tone to your acoustic guitar, bass guitar, vocals--or any other instrument you mic up--for incredible recordings and live performances.
Use the XLR input or _" instrument input to play or record two instruments simultaneously”each with its own independent tone processing.
Use the USB 2.0 connection for professional multi-track channel recording with your favorite computer recording software. Simultaneously send a dry unprocessed signal and wet processed stereo signal for each instrument/input to your computer for convenient and flexible computer recording options.
Use the S/PDIF digital output to record digitally into Pro Tools and integrate smoothly with other audio interfaces.
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I used a POD 2.0 for years and finally decided to upgrade to the X3....so far I am EXTREMELY pleased...this baby sounds great! Excelllent for home recording and just jamming through headphones. VERY professional sounds. It takes a little time to learn how to use it (YOU MUST READ THE MANUAL) but its really not that difficult. Excellent!
All the Line 6 Kidney shaped are great, but with one complaint, there's no bypass button. Instead of a clear channel, a bypass button would be better so all the channels could be utilized for the fantastic effects. The Floor type Pods are great, click off all the effects and all you hear is your guitar through your amp. Overall Line 6 Products are Fantastic and great gear.
This is my first multi-fx unit.. I decided to go for this over the X3 live because it was cheaper, and I wanted to have something more portable to carry around since I already have a pedal board. All in all I'm very impressed with this thing. Everything is tweakable, there's more sounds than I know what to do with, and that dual tone feature is amazing. As I expected, most of the distortions suck. But, a little tweaking and you can get some usable ones. But the cleans, overdrives, and FX are where this baby shines. There's almost limitless possibilities. I have yet to try out the vocal features or acoustic mic, but from what I've seen so far it looks pretty good. The Pod X3 may look a bit like a toy, but it will surprise you with what it stores in that red casing.
I have had this pod for about a month and I have tried almost everything out at least once. The sounds this thing produces are phenomenal. Every single effect is first class. After reviewing the manual and with the help of built in tutorials, I was able to get most anything I wanted. My favorite way to use it is to hook up to the computer and visit Guitarport. The entire unit is nice and compact, but don't let that fool you. Controls are easy to operate and with everything shown on screen, you can't go wrong. This is one piece of equipment that does almost everything.
Thsi effects processor is awesome, but what else would you expect from line 6. It is tricky to figure out at first becasue it can do Soooo many things but once you understand it, this thing is great. You can get your guitar to sound like anyone you have ever heard on the radio. There are tons of choices to choose from or you can make your own. I have now just connected it to my insane stereo as apposed to my amp becasue my amp is a line 6 as well with an effects processor built in. And trying to get the right sound through 2 effects processors just was too much work. Really this thing was meant to work with more than your standard amp anyways, so it all worked out. if you are into playing many different styles and just love all the fun guitar gadgets then this is for you. Definatly worth the money.
The bad news first: It's quite difficult to figure this thing out without the manual. The good news: The manual itself is easy to follow and will get you on your way to navigating on your own. The amount of different sounds on this thing can make you waste a day or two if you really explore the ranges you have between amps, cabs, effects and blending two amp tones any way you like. I played it through an old Peavey Classic VT series amp straight in and was blown away. I've yet to make it the power amp input but I'm sure it'll sound just a nice, especially because it has settings that let you select the tone with no cabinet so that your actual amp projects the tone. I've used the USB already into my computer and have been recording with this thing like crazy. This is a must-buy for someone who wants to simplify their recording process while having a good library of tones for playing live.
I have owned pod 2.0 (which I should have never sold) and the flextone 3. I never got to use the pod xt and my first impression of the x3 is that it has significant tonal advantages over the flextone. I liked the flextone but the amp models always seemed to have just short of "enough" gain. The stompbox models of the x3 take care of this, but even the amp models have sufficient gain. The dual tone feature is amazing! I love the fact that there are multiple routing options for the dual tones. My only criticism of the x3 is that it doesn't have phantom power even though the box pictures a condenser mic.I am going to but a little 20$ phantom mic box though. It's a very small inconvenience for such a powerful little unit. I am very impressed with the pod x3!
I've tried other Pods before, but none of them seemed to have a real tube-like sound that this one has! I'd say the only thing I don't like about it is the retail price and the confusing on-screen selector... I've tried it out for about half an hour and only figured out how to use about 6 different channels on it...
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