updated 05:00 pm EST, Thu January 15, 2009
Line 6 intros pro products
Line 6 recently announced two new products, with the POD Studio KB37, a USB audio keyboard that allows for up to 24-bit, 96kHz recording along with a 37-key MIDI controller, and the X2 XDR955 handheld and wireless microphone system with rack-mountable receiver. The former offers the ability to conduct professional-level recordings with near-zero latency thanks to Line 6 ToneDirect monitoring and the lowest noise ratio for recording guitar riffs.
The KB37 includes two balanced XLR inputs with mic presence and phantom power connections, a quarter-inch guitar input with -10dB pad, an optical digital output, two quarter-inch line inputs and outputs as well as assignable VU meters. It ships with pro audio software such as the POD Farm tone plug-in, Ableton's Live Lite Line 6 Studio Edition 16-track recording software, Reason's Adapted virtual studio and RiffWorks' T4 recording software.
The XDR955 digital wireless microphone lets singers or speakers perform or deliver addresses at ranges from the receiver at up to 300 feet away. The system has a frequency response ranging from 10Hz to 20kHz and has 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion. Its dynamic range, at 115dB, is the highest of any comparable analog wireless systems, Line 6 claims. Signal dropouts are eliminated thanks to dual-RF anti-jam functionality that broadcasts two signals to four receivers. The signal is a proprietary digital data stream with a unique signature for recognition.
The POD Studio KB37 is priced at $420, while the X2 XDR955 is priced at $899.
Line 6 POD Studio KB37
Line 6 X2 XDR955 handheld microphone