updated 12:05 pm EDT, Thu August 3, 2006
GuitarPort XT unveiled
Line 6 has unveiled GuitarPort XT, a hardware and software bundle that includes GearBox 2.0 software at the Summer NAMM convention. GuitarPort XT delivers 18 classic/modern guitar amp models, 24 cab models, and 28 studio/stompbox effects. The bundle also includes tools such as a chromatic tuner, hum reducer, metronome, and riff looper with half-speed playback. GuitarPort Online members can access numerous guitar tones, tracks, and tablature over the internet. An online library features hundreds of guitar songs, ranging from blues to modern rock and country. "Recorded with the same painstaking detail as the original versions, users can learn their favorite songs by using the provided tablature, then 'sit in' with a band like Double Trouble on Stevie Ray Vaughan tunes." GuitarPort XT is slated for shipment in late summer of this year, and offers support for Intel-based Macs.