Well, it was leaked late last month, and the whole thing got kind of overshadowed by the news that Line 6 had developed a new line of hybrid tube/digital-modeling amps with Bogner, but today the company officially unveiled their latest line of POD products––the POD X3 and POD X3 Live.
While the two products have entirely different form factors, it appears that both the POD X3 and POD X3 Live share a common set of digital models for tweaking your guitar’s tone, including a whopping 98 different stomp-box and studio effects models, 74 amplifier models, and 24 cabinet models.
As if that weren’t enough, for this latest batch of PODs Line 6 has included a full 28 bass amplifier models, 22 bass cabinet models, and 6 vintage and contemporary microphone pre-amps.
Other stand-out features include: a new and improved LCD display that allows you to visualize your entire signal chain on just a single screen (a first for the POD family,) dual tone modeling for splitting your guitar’s signal into two different amp/effects chains or processing two signals at once (vocals/guitar, guitar/bass, etc,) and of course full USB 2.0 connectivity, as well as S/PDIF output for sending an ultra-clean signal to your DAW.
If you check out Line 6’s website they’ve got a pretty decent video demo to give you a better picture of the POD X3 line in action (though I’ll warn you it’s hella’ slow to load.)
The POD X3 is expected to sell for a street price of around $399, while the POD X3 Live while fetch just under $500.