Line 6 POD X3 Pro Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

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The Line 6 POD X3 Pro offers a world of amp and effect options to guitarists in stage an on studio. With Dual Tone modeling options, the POD X3 Pro rules.

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The Line 6 POD X3 Pro is the powerful Dual Tone processor that comes fully loaded with amp and effect models for recording guitar, bass and vocals. In addition, a comprehensive array of inputs and outputs provide seamless integration into professional recording and performance rigs.

Like all members of the POD X3 family, the Line 6 POD X3 Pro offers powerful Dual Tone modeling and routing options. Split your single-input guitar or bass signal through two different amp and effect chains simultaneously to create gorgeous new hybrids, or use its dual inputs to individually process two instruments, a microphone and a guitar, for example, at the same time.

Computer-based studios will want to exploit the USB 2.0 connectivity provided by POD X3 Pro for multi-channel recording as well as its S/PDIF or AES/EBU Stereo Digital Audio I/O for sending a direct digital signal to their DAWs. For additional recording and processing flexibility, POD X3 Pro also includes software plug-in functionality for integration with DAW recording applications.

The comprehensive analog and digital inputs make the Line 6 POD X3 Pro perfect for a wide range of recording and performance scenarios.


- Dual 1/4 in. instrument inputs
- Dual XLR microphone inputs (with phantom power, trim controls and low-cut filters)
- Stereo 1/4 in. line inputs read more
- S/PDIF digital input
- AES/EBU digital input
- Variax Digital Interface (VDI)

The Line 6 POD X3 Pro also supports a comprehensive set of outputs for delivering processed bass, guitar and vocals to recording and performance rigs. Output choices include:

- Stereo unbalanced 1/4 in. outputs
- Stereo balanced XLR outputs (mic or line level)
- Multi-channel USB 2.0
- S/PDIF digital output
- AES/EBU digital output

Whether you're recording in the studio or performing live, POD X3 Pro delivers the flexibility, connections and timeless tones that have made POD the global standard for the discerning guitarist.
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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (18 ratings)
Submitted May 9, 2011 by a customer from
"What I did on my summer vacation with my POD X3 PRO in my studio!!!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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POD multi effects are ALWAYS gonna be a part of my studio and live setups. If my POD were stolen or destroyed I would replace it post haste as it has become my "right arm" in the studio. I have used just about all the effects from all the mfg's and the POD is my choice over all of the ones I have tried or used.

After you have learned to tweak the POD X3 Pro you can find just about ANY sound you need for any occasion. I use it in the studio for the guitar, bass and vocals. With my Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 Guitar it is quiet, gets the sound recorded that I want and fits perfectly with my studio recording gear consisting of 24 track digital recorder, 32 track console and outboard gear. I can clean up or use effects on vocals and bass without having to change to another effects unit. If you cannot find a sound that is what you are looking for, then you are not using this unit to its fullest!! No one will use ALL the sounds or effects nor will all them be what you are seeking, but everyone will find so MANY that they will use time and time again!!!

After having used so many effects units, I have found this one to meet so many more of my demands that I think of it as a necessary unit in my studio now. This thing gets put through its paces using all the features at times, so all the features are useful to me. Line 6 could provide a monkey I could tell which sound I wanted and the monkey could find it, but read more that would probably not be cost effective. This thing is built like a tank and can take abuse. I am NOT gentle in my handling of my gear like I should be, so equipment HAS to be able to take some rough handling.

Ease of Use
It does take a little time to get used to all the things this unit can do, and learn to tweak it to get what you want, but once you have fooled with it for just a little while you will find that it will respond to your demands like a paid assistant and whatever sound you want will be there for you.

This unit is made of metal and is well constructed. My only complaint, which is not really a complaint but a suggestion for improvement, is the knobs which could be simply hard rubber instead of the "fancy" lug nut knobs which are durable and do fine, but simple rubber knobs would do better for me. The POD X3 Pro looks wonderful in my rack and has gleemed many compliments on just its looks as well as its sound.

Though the unit seems a little pricy at first, it is worth every penny once you learn to use it to its full potential!! Other, less expensive units cannot hold a candle to this one, and you will wind up purchasing several units to get the sounds that you could have gotten from just this one unit!

Manufacturer Support
I used support to find out how to load pre-made sounds into the unit and got MANY replys that had me loading the POD with not only my own sounds but sounds from musicians from all around that were just what I was looking for... there is PLENTY of room in the POD for uploading user sounds and Line 6 support sure got me going on using them.

The Wow Factor
I would marry this thing.

Musical Background:
Studio Owner/Sound Engineer

Musical Style:
Blues and Rock, Jazz
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