Line 6 has announced that the free v2.1 firmware update for POD HD500, POD HD Pro and POD HD are available immediately for download at line6.com. This firmware update provides five new HD amps—bringing the total HD amp count to 30.
The v2.1 update features three new HD amps based on the clean, crunch and overdrive tones of the Soldano SLO100 as well as two custom-designed originals, Line 6 Doom and Line 6 Epic.
POD HD500 and POD HD Pro now integrate with StageSource loudspeakers. Musicians can instantly recall StageSource Smart Speaker modes via POD HD presets, making StageSource and POD HD500 or HD Pro an integrated FRFR (Full Range Flat Response) guitar system.
Musicians can switch from a full-range acoustic sound for the verse of a song to a dialed-in 2 x 12" guitar cabinet for the chorus, with just the press of a footswitch. They can also change to Keyboard mode for dramatic guitar synth soundscapes. At low volumes and high decibel levels, the flat frequency response means guitar tones will sound the same during performance as they did in the studio. Users can also connect multiple StageSource speakers via L6 LINK to facilitate wet/dry or wet/dry/wet setups, and more.
Users of POD HD500, POD HD Pro and POD HD can download the free v2.1 firmware update here.