Tone Report Weekly 195 - Page 32

The POD was far from the first digital modeler, but it was perhaps the first that made its top priority emulating real-life sounds and putting it inside a user-friendly package. Like the DS-1 it’s more than earned its place in music history, and also is a refinement of Line 6’s digital modeling tech into a single affordable unit. Space is a bit cramped thanks to the knobs having to share so many purposes, but the quality tone and dirt simple interface make it easy to put together. The Studio GX software LINE 6 POCKET POD & STUDIO GX like the DS-1 it’s more diverse than people give it credit for. Technically speaking almost any version of the POD you care to name (from the classic 2.0 to the XT to even the current HD model) can probably be found in your local pawn shop for under or around $100. But for the purposes of this list we’re zeroing in on the Pocket POD and the Studio GX software. expands on this by taking that same audio emulation and tucking it into a simple desktop app, even including a quarter- inch audio interface with the $99 price tag. The library of amps and emulated effects is right at your fingertips and ready for recording. All you need is to do is decide what to do with it. Condensing down decades of POD technology into something that literally fits in the palm of your hand, the Pocket POD 32 TONE TALK // The 8 Absolute Best Pieces of Gear For Under $100