Audio Interfaces

∞ Guitarists get the most for their money with Line 6

I’ve been playing guitar for about 20 years and have a nice collection of analog gear, but I also use a lot of amp and modeling software too. One of the questions I often get is “what hardware and software should I get?”

The answer to that question differs depending on the needs of the person asking, but more often than not, it’s simple: Line 6. I have a lot of Line 6 gear — a Pod X3 Live, Pod XT Live, HD 147, Vetta 3, UX8, a couple of TonePorts, and the latest Pod Farm 2 software (I have more, but you get the idea).

One of the things I like most about the Line 6 hardware, software combination is that it’s easy to use. Literally, you plug it in, install the software and you’re done. It’s hard to beat that when all you want to do is sit down and play.

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∞ Apogee unveils the Duet 2

High-end audio company Apogee released a video showing off its newest product, the Duet 2.

Apogee makes audio gear that’s used in studios and live performances by some of the biggest names in the business. However, with products like the Duet 2, you get the quality of Apogee in your home studio.

The Duet 2 features two combination mic/instrument connectors (XLR and 1/4-inch) built into a single connector and two balanced 1/4-inch connectors for speakers.

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