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Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker

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The Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker makes it easy to record your killer riffs before they're gone forever. Combining award-winning GuitarPort hardware/software, RiffWorks recording software, the unique InstantDrummer, and super-simple automatic setup, it's the easiest guitar recording rig ever. If you want to play guitar instead of playing engineer, ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker makes it easy to record your killer riffs before they're gone forever. Combining award-winning GuitarPort hardware/software, RiffWorks recording software, the unique InstantDrummer, and super-simple automatic setup, it's the easiest guitar recording rig ever. If you want to play guitar instead of playing engineer, GuitarPort RiffTracker, with its included RiffWorks recording software, is the answer.

With sounds taken directly from the world-standard PODxt, you get 16 amp models and more than 20 quality effects. And you'll have access to an online library of thousands of tones matched to the greatest guitarists, songs, bands, and gear of all time.

The Guitarist-Friendly Drummer

InstantDrummer gives you fresh and creatively varied drum tracks with fills using perfectly matched, full-kit studio drum recordings. Intensity, Variation, Ambience, and Gain knobs let you dial in your personal drummer.

Guitar-Optimized Recording

The unique Riff Recorder lets you set the tempo and even start recording from your guitar so you never have to put it down. It will even automatically create tracks as you play so you can record multiple takes or layer parts without a pause.

Mix Effects

The 7 mix effects per track are great for sweetening up the sound of most anything you might record with the GuitarPort hardware, even bass or a keyboard. And just like the virtual guitar rig, the included mixing effects are easy to operate. So you get great studio-quality sounds without the typical computer studio complication.

Collect and Combine Your Ideas

The Riff List holds the ideas you've recorded. Double-click a Riff in the list to open it for more recording, or to fine-tune your mix. Drag Riffs to the Song Bar to string them together. Then MIX a file to disk, and burn it with your CD software!

GuitarPort RiffTracker includes the award-winning GuitarPort hardware. This guitar-focused USB recording interface is powered by your laptop or desktop computer and has all the connections needed to track guitar and enjoy the results with your speakers or headphones. It also gives you a complete amp, stompbox and effects rig!


  • Virtual guitar amp, stomp box, and effects rig
  • Simple automatic setup
  • GuitarPort hardware/software
  • RiffWorks recording software
  • InstantDrummer software
  • Riff List collects ideas
  • USB recording interface
  • USB powered
  • 16 amp models
  • 20 quality effects including digital and tape delays, choruses, tremolos, flanger, phaser, reverb, and more
  • Use up to 8 effects at once
  • Online library of thousands of tones
  • 7 mix effects per track
  • Tuner
  • Virtual knobs and switches on interface
  • Ultralow latency drivers
  • 32-bit processing
  • ASIO support
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(56 of 58 customers found this review helpful)


Everything, all the time....

By ChicagoJoe

from Chicago

Comments about Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker:

It's not easy to review this product since it's really (at least) three products bundled together. I'll do my best to make it clear which I'm talking about. #1 The Guitar Port hardware: This thing couldn't be simpler. Think of it as a "guitar to usb adapter." In reality, it acts as an external USB soundcard and input device. It functions well in this role and has relatively low latency on mid-range systems. It really is just a single 1/4" input with a big volume knob, and its operation is as simple as that suggests. #2 The Guitar Port software: The best way to describe this product is a visual interface to the PodXT/Vetta amp and effects models. If you're familiar with those products, you pretty much know what you're in for from a sonic standpoint. The digital models are, well... digital. They're very good digital models, though, and I think most people who are familiar with the limitations of digital modeling will be satisfied with the quality. The interface is very easy to navigate as most of the amps and effects look like their real-life counterparts. While you could choose to add packs of additional models (see my comments on "upselling" at the end), the ones you get "out of the box" are very versatile. #3 The "Riff Tracker" software: Having some familiarity with various recording software, I was at first a little frustrated with this product. It is a completely different approach to recording from what I was used to from the studio or traditional DAW recording. Once I understood it better, however, I really started to like it. As the name implies, you build songs by layering guitar, bass, and drum riffs on top of each other. Once you've recorded some of your song components, you can construct a song by dragging and dropping the riffs together. The best way I can describe it is that it feels like writing a song the way we used to do when the whole band wrote together - the drummer would lay down a groove, the bassist or guitarist would chime in, and we'd all just keep playing until the ideas became more solid. It's very cool to be able to do this on your own with the software. Once you've created your tune from the "building blocks," you can go back and add vocals, solos, etc. that span the entire song. Working with the drums fits this paradigm as well - you basically set the style for each riff and tell it how much to vary the beat and play fills, and it comes up with a beat. I know that doesn't sound like it would work, but it's pretty effective in action. Like I said, once I got my mind around how this thing works, I really started to enjoy it. UPSELLING ("selling the blades") - the rest of the products: One of the big shaving product companies (Gillette maybe) came up with this idea that they would sell razor handles at a loss because they knew they'd make their real money selling the blades to fit the razors. Both Line 6 (the Guitar Port folks) and Sonoma (the Riff Tracker people) have taken this concept to heart. Both products act as portals to various add-on products. Line 6 offers a subscription to Guitar Port Online which offers lessons, play-along tracks, setups that match popular songs, etc. They also offer model packs that add amps and effects to the core Guitar Port software. Sonoma offers drummer styles that fit different genres and rhythms. The good news is that all the add-on products I've tried (a small sampling) have been very high quality. The REALLY good news is that you can enjoy Guitar Port and Riff Tracker fully without adding any additional products - they're not "crippled" in any way. The bad news (if you want to call it that) is that you will probably WANT some of these add-ons (in my case, the additional drum styles!) This is just a warning that you may wind up spending a little more money down the road. The best thing about this package is that you can go from absolutely no computer guitar songwriting and recording solution to a complete set-up with one purchase of less than $200.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Guitarport/rifftracker is great

By Rich McManus

from Japan

Comments about Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker:

I own it and it is a great tool for recording. The options available with rifftracker are more than you would ever need to create that perfect demo. Guitarport is simple, plug-in and play... that's it. The tech support is always helpful whenever questions come up. What more can I say. I love this thing.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Line 6 GuitarPort

By sohaibh

from Warwick, RI

Comments about Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker:

Definitely one of a kind. It has 16 amp models and 20 effects which are taken from the POD. Has a drum machine built in as well. Kind of complicated but is pretty usable if you read the user's manual. Also, you can join the online group and can download other patches which is really need. It does not work without a computer which means it can only be used in studio or for practice and wont work easily on stage (you can lug your laptop around if you want).

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)



By David

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker:

This Product lets you connect the guitar and amp to the computer, and get almost any sound. You can tweek that sound with virtual effects and virtual amps controls on the screen. Most products like this usual are limited when it comes to more heavy metal sounds, but this one delivers many crunchy and heavy sounds as well as many different clean sounds. Then you can record and mix tracks also you can import drum tracks or any other file you may have. The main thing that seperates this product from others is "it actually works" i have another product like this from m-audio, it never ever worked correctly. one hint install all software BEFORE you connect device!!!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)



By hellraiser

from simi valley

Comments about Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker:

Very good price for a very good recording gear. Rifftracker makes recording easy. It has great sound. Extremely easy to install. It can also use your computer as a heavy duty amp and has many pedals and effects. Rifftracker has many drumtracks to play to. A great product!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Never lose a good riff

By Machine Gun

from Carson, CA

Comments about Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker:

What a guitarist ultamate pain. No not his girlfriend. It's riffing out and forgetting a great riff or phrase. Riff tracker does a great job of recording and arranging riffs. I use it to work out solos over rhythm tracks. I arrange songs and changed sections. (you can move parts around - very cool) You can bounce all of that down to a WAVE e-mail it to your singer and have a great song before you even start rehersal. Drum tracks suck. You have to order online to get any good stuff. It should come with a basic drum beat. almost metronome like. It's about getting an idea down, not recording a complete song. other than that it very worth the price. and it you have a lap top then you have creativity on the go. I love progress.


For a Quickie

By Dave

from South Texas

Comments about Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker:

RiffTracker is my jamming partner. At any given time when its up with a cool rythym or lead solo, all I have to do is plug it in (guitar, bass, or keys); select an instant drummer (more are available on line)and lock it down. I'll save it for later or continue to built on it. Plus, when I need to work on lead solos (new material or songs I have to practice); all I do is first record the rythyms, add some bass, wake up the instant drummer and JAM! If you are after the "quick thought and record it before I forget", then the Rifftracker is for you.


Great combo.........

By Mickey

from North Miami Beach, FL

Comments about Line 6 GuitarPort RiffTracker:

GuitarPort with RiffTracker is the ONLY way to go as a computer based guitar recording software...........I only wish they came out with this 20 years ago. RiffTracker/RiffWorks works seamlessly with GuitarPort and is such a pleasure to write and record with, I RARELY if ever use the other BIG named DAW's anymore.....and I've got /had them all.

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