Line 6 GuitarPort XT Guitar/Computer Interface (Macintosh and Windows)

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Get 15 classic and modern amp and cab model sounds without the cost or space with this interface's combination of hardware and software.

GuitarPort XT introduces the powerful new GearBox software platform to GuitarPort. GuitarPort XT now delivers 18 classic and modern guitar amp and cab models, and over 20 must-have studio and stompbox effects plus a whole lot more.

Features:
GearBox 2.0 will be a free download for all current GuitarPort owners

Macintosh support! GuitarPort hardware supports Windows and OS X -- even the Intel based Mac.

GuitarPort now has access to the GearBox platform with even more amps and effects

Bass Expansion Model Pack support

Oh yeah, did we mention it's MAC compatible?

New amp models based on*:
Marshall 1974X (18W Reissue)
Orange AD30TC

New effects models based on*:
Sans Amp Bass Driver
Maestro Bass Brassmaster
Arbiter Cry Baby
Sub Octaves (synth effect)

About GuitarPort
Connect to a completely new musical experience for electric guitarists. With amazing tone and world-class tracks, GuitarPort is a unique combination of hardware and software tools that will connect you to your PC and your guitar like never before.

Features:
15 amp and cabinet models based on PODxt

18 must-have Stompbox and Studio effects

Effects can be routed Pre- or Post- Amp

MP3, WAV and Audio CD playback

Looping and real-time half-speed without changing pitch

24-bit converters & 32-bit processing

Line level and headphone outputs

Ideal guitar front end for other recording software

Built-in chromatic tuner

Includes preset tone library

Tone
Line 6 tone has been used on countless hit recordings read more and by hundreds of thousands of guitarists the world over. Now GuitarPort brings this world-class tone from the greatest studios to your desktop. Fifteen impeccable amp models, based on tone classics like a '53 Fender Wide Panel Deluxe or a '94 Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, cover a huge spectrum of inspiring tone.*

Tracks
There's more to GuitarPort than just great tone. GuitarPort's built-in audio player lets you jam along with CDs and MP3s, but that's just the beginning. The optional GuitarPort Online service brings you hundreds of killer tracks recorded in the world's top studios, and not just with anonymous studio musicians, either. Imagine playing Hendrix tunes with original Band of Gypsies members Billy Cox and Buddy Miles, tracked in New York with Eddie Kramer himself at the board. Or Stevie Ray Vaughan tunes along with Double Trouble. From guitar classics complete with tabulature and tones to original compositions created expressly for GuitarPort by some of the world's great musicians, a membership in GuitarPort Online makes sure that you always have somebody to play with.

Tools
GuitarPort includes a built-in chromatic tuner, an intelligent hum reducer, looping, and half speed playback for slowing down tracks without changing pitch. Selected tracks also include lead sheets and tabulature. Join GuitarPort Online and you'll also get Chord of the Week, Lick of the Week, and your own Tone Locker. In addition, GuitarPort Online hosts a thriving online community that includes discussion groups, tons of tones, plus an ever-expanding library of incredible music.

Make Your Computer a Guitar Rig, Jam Tool...
...and more. Hook the GuitarPort hardware to the USB port on your Windows computer and get the ideal guitar-computer connection. Plug in your guitar, fire up the included GuitarPort software, and you'll now see, hear and play through Line 6's revolutionary guitar amp modeling and effects technology, alongside the ultimate set of guitar jam tools. Then connect to GuitarPort Online and you'll discover a whole new world of guitar experience.

All the Ins and Outs
GuitarPort has you covered whether you want to hook up to your computer speakers, stereo or other audio equipment. Plug in headphones and jam away without alerting the authorities. It's all 24-bit audio quality, so you're right there with the pros. And connecting GuitarPort to your computer is a snap thanks to its USB jack.

Built By Guitarists for Guitarists
Guitarport is your "control panel" for a great guitar experience. Everything's right where you want it, and it's a breeze to operate. But don't let its ease of use fool you; there's some heavy-duty technology under the hood.

Loads O'Tone
Line 6 invented digital modeling guitar amps and is the magic behind the guitar tones used on countless platinum albums.

Now, Line 6 brings that same acclaimed tone technology from the greatest recording studios in the world to your desktop. GuitarPort's meticulously crafted recreations of a dream collection of ten sought after amps capture the range of tone found on the best guitar tracks ever recorded.

You can mix 'n match amp models and cab models based on Marshall, Fender, Mesa Boogie, Vox, Roland, and more, with controls laid out for a guitarist and not some computer geek. And the sound? The same dead-on classic tones used by hundreds of thousands of Line 6 users every day.

Start Jamming
To put your great guitar tone to use, GuitarPort lets you jam along with MP3 or WAV files, or any audio CDs in your personal collection. You can scan through the audio, jump to any point, loop any section, and even slow to half speed without changing pitch for careful study of your favorite lick, but that's just the beginning.

The optional GuitarPort Online service brings you hundreds of killer tracks recorded in the world's top studios, and not just with anonymous studio musicians, either. Imagine playing Hendrix tunes with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles. Or Stevie Ray Vaughan tunes along with Double Trouble. From guitar classics complete with tablature and tones to original compositions created expressly for GuitarPort by some of the world's great musicians, a membership in GuitarPort Online makes sure that you always have somebody to play with.

At Your Service
GuitarPort includes a built-in chromatic tuner, looping, intelligent hum reducer, and half speed playback for slowing down tracks without changing pitch. To really nail it, loop any section and play it back at half speed!

A Treasure Trove of Tracks
Ever wish you could throw down with Stevie Ray's band? Think you can match licks with Steve Vai You'll do it all with an optional Guitar Port Online membership, because we've assembled hundreds of classic tunes, recorded in top studios with world class musicians like the Band of Gypsies, Double Trouble, Brent Mason, Simon Phillips, and more. We've created lots of original music, and in some cases even remixed the artist's original master tapes! Just choose the song you want to play (with or without the main guitar part), load the tune, and feel the rush of jamming with the best players on earth. Its a dream collection of the most classic guitar songs of all time ranging from the Stones and AC/DC, to Albert King, and Metallica. The library also features cover versions of newer acts like Blink 182, Deftones, Rage Against The Machine, and more. Selected tracks include leadsheets and tablature.

There are also "Style" songs, commissioned by Line 6. These original tracks range from Blues and Country, to Jazz and Grunge, and are written or performed by top pros like Robben Ford & The Blue Line, Brent Mason, Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Simon Phillips, Leland Sklar, Gregg Bissonette, Tom Brechtlein, Roscoe Beck, Neil Larsen, Jason Bonham.

* The amplifier names listed above are all trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the specific amplifiers that were studied during Line 6s sound model development.

Computer System Requirements
The basic requirement for GuitarPort is a PC with Windows XP, Windows 98SE, Windows ME or Windows 2000 installed, plus a Pentium III 500 MHz or better processor (Cyrix and K6 processors will not work with GuitarPort), and at least one available USB port (USB cable included). 128MB RAM is recommended. The PC must also satisfy these technogeek requirements: USB 1.1 and AGP Graphics; PC must be "legacy free" no ISA cards and all peripherals operating in DMA mode. GuitarPort can work with other Windows audio applications that support ASIO, DirectSound or MME. GuitarPort requires DirectX 8a and Internet Explorer 6 or better and both are included on the GuitarPort CD-ROM. When using GuitarPort hardware, any USB hub used must have its own separate power supply connection rather than receiving power from the computer only via USB.

Audio System Requirements
In order to listen to GuitarPort, you will also need powered multimedia speakers for use with your computer, or a stereo system with audio inputs, or headphones. GuitarPort includes stereo mini (eighth-inch) and stereo RCA outputs for interfacing to music and sound equipment. Plus, of course, you're going to need an electric guitar.

Internet Connection Highly Recommended
If you want to access the optional GuitarPort Online features, you will need an Internet connection, with Internet access provided by an Internet Service Provider.

* All product names used in this description are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Line 6's sound model development.
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System Requirements

Line 6 Monkey
The best way to check your computer for compatibility is to run Line 6 Monkey software. It makes all these technical details as easy to understand as thumbs up and thumbs down.

WINDOWS

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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (15 ratings)
Submitted April 6, 2008 by a customer from hotmail.com
"You mean you don't already have one?"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Totally satified!!
Sound
This is a great amp/cabinet emulator with a ton of available effects! Very easy to sit down and develop/tweak your own tones or share online tones. Great sounds for recording.
Features
Pretty straight forward, plug your USB into your computer. Wish it had the ability to add a footswitch for playing live gigs.
Ease of Use
Too easy!
Quality
The guitarport has a plastic body, but holds up well to abuse in a gig bag or guitar case. No problems after several years.
Value
I'd give it an 11.
Manufacturer Support
Downloads and software upgrades are very easy to use with the LineMonkey. Just load the software, and you can update anything you need via internet.
The Wow Factor
Only thing better may be one of the newer models, but this is the best bang for the buck. Other guitarists who have seen it want one!!
Musical Background:
Songwriting, recording, hobbyist
Musical Style:
Rock, Contemporary Christian
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