30th March 2010
Line 6 has announced the release of the POD Farm 2 and POD Farm 2 Platinum software plug-ins. The pair of AU/RTAS/VST plug-ins build upon the foundations set by their predecessors to deliver "extensive model counts, a simple yet powerful workflow and world-renowned POD tone for any digital audio workstation".
"The new plug-ins offer extensive updates and functionality that recording guitarists have been asking for," remarked Mike Murphy, Category Manager for POD and PC Products at Line 6. "Enhanced routing with flexible DSP, POD Farm Elements, and full MIDI support provide an experience that's both powerful and intuitive."
The enhanced routing with flexible DSP (digital signal processing) inspires creativity and allows for a broad range of tones. Users can build Dual Tones, which are dual signal chains that can be played separately or simultaneously. Dual Tones can include up to twenty effect models of any type placed in any order within the signal chain.
Included with both POD Farm 2 and POD Farm 2 Platinum, POD Farm Elements are additional plug-ins that contain POD Farm models grouped together by type. By providing access to single amp, preamp or effect models at a time, users can choose an exceptionally streamlined workflow and a modular approach to Line 6 modeling.
MIDI support offers complete control over POD Farm 2 and POD Farm 2 Platinum via any MIDI controller, including Line 6 FBV MkII-series foot controllers. Intuitive MIDI Learn functionality makes it easy to configure remote control of all amp and effect parameters including model bypass, volume, mute, global tap tempo and more, including tone switching with the new virtual A/B/Y box.
The wide variety of models in POD Farm 2 Platinum (including 78 guitar amps - from boutique combos to high-gain stacks - 24 cabs, 28 bass amps, 22 bass cabs, 97 effects and six crucial microphone preamps), and the distilled model set of POD Farm 2, deliver a wide range of tone. When the tonal variety couples with the refinements made to the sleek POD Farm 2 interface, users can create rich, complex tone presets quickly and easily, according to Line 6.
POD Farm 2 and POD Farm 2 Platinum are Mac OS X and Windows compatible. Both plug-ins are available for use with either an iLok USB Smart Key or Line 6 hardware.
- POD Farm 2 for Line 6 hardware - $49.
- POD Farm 2 for iLok- $99.
- POD Farm 2 Platinum for Line 6 hardware - $249.
- POD Farm 2 Platinum for iLok - $299.
- POD Farm 2 Upgrade for iLok - $49.
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20 Dec 2013 Line 6 to be Acquired by Yamaha Corporation
17 Jul 2012 Line 6 updates POD Farm to v2.5.3
12 Jun 2012 Line 6 updates POD Farm to v2.5.2
22 Oct 2010 Line 6 updates POD Farm to v2.0.2
07 Apr 2010 Line 6 updates POD Farm 1 to v1.12
17 Mar 2010 Line 6 updates GearBox to v3.72
02 Sep 2009 Line 6 gives POD Farm away for Free in September
27 Apr 2009 Line 6 updates POD Farm to v1.1
05 Jan 2009 Line 6 updates POD Farm to v1.02
18 Dec 2008 Line 6 updates POD Farm to v1.0.1
11 Nov 2008 Line 6 updates GearBox to v3.70