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MF MD HG August Big Sale 07-23-15
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Line 6 Sonic Port   (Open Box)
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Product# H98084
OVERVIEW

Professional Line 6 sounds for your iOS device.

Get legendary Line 6 amp and effect models on your iOS device with pristine, pro-quality audio. Sonic Port provides an incredible 110dB of dynamic range on the guitar input, to capture your full range of expression and works with GarageBand, the free Mobile POD app, and much more. You can even use it to play live.

Jam with the Tone of Your Favorite Artists
World-famous guitarists depend on Line 6 POD multi-effects for amazing tone in the studio and on stage. The free Mobile POD app brings these legendary tones to your iOS device. Mobile POD includes over 10,000 presets designed by artists, Line 6 and other players, so you can call up the right tone in an instant.

If you want to go further, you can mix and match 32 amps, 16 stompbox and rack effects, and 16 speaker cabinets for an impressive array of sounds. The intuitive interface makes it easy to tweak and save your custom tones. Mobile POD also lets you play along with your iTunes library* using your custom tones.


Learn, Jam and Record with Hit Songs
Sonic Port works with the award-winning Jammit app-the first to let you play along with real, multi-track master recordings from major artists. Jammit isolates individual audio tracks within original master recordings, so you can learn, jam and record along with your favorite songs as played by the original artists.

You can isolate your instrument from the track for closer scrutiny, loop the track for extended practice or slow it down to a comfortable pace for learning. With Sonic Port as the guitar interface, Jammit loads perfectly matched Line 6 tones for a variety of its jam tracks, automatically changing the sound when needed as the song plays.


Plug into iOS Creativity
Sonic Port makes it easy to connect your guitar or bass to your iOS device and start making music. Simply plug your instrument into the 1/4" guitar input, launch GarageBand, the free Line 6 Mobile POD app, or another CoreAudio app, and start playing. Pro specs-up to 24-bit/48kHz audio quality throughout, and 110dB dynamic range on the guitar input-translate to full, powerful guitar tones.

Sonic Port also transforms your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad into a complete mobile studio. Track keyboards, mixers, CD players and other iOS devices using the 1/8" stereo line input. Plug in your favorite headphones and hear your audio in stunning clarity. You can even connect powered studio monitors via the 1/4" mono/stereo guitar/line-level output.


Perform Live while Traveling Light
With Sonic Port and your iOS device, you can take the exact same tones from your home studio to the stage. Dial in your Mobile POD presets in the studio, then use Sonic Port and your iOS device to replace a heavy, cumbersome pedalboard when you perform live.

Simply connect Sonic Port between your guitar and your amp using standard 1/4" cables-then use the Mobile POD app to instantly recall your whole effects chain for every song in your set list. It's the easiest way to get the exact same tones every time.

FEATURES
  • The centerpiece of your GarageBand mobile studio
  • Get the authentic tones of your favorite artists—
  • or create your own
  • The only system that lets you jam along with original hit recordings (with the free Jammit app)
  • Includes detachable Lightning and 30-pin cables

Take the power of Line 6 with you wherever you are. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Sonic Port

  • Up to 24-bit/48kHz audio quality
  • 110dB dynamic range on guitar input
  • 1/4" guitar input
  • 1/8" stereo line input
  • 1/4" mono-stereo guitar/line-level output
  • 1/8" stereo headphones output
  • Compatible with GarageBand, Jammit and other CoreAudio music apps
  • Powered by your iOS device—no additional power supply or batteries needed
  • Includes detachable 30-pin dock connector cable and Lightning connector cable
  • Mobile POD app (free download)
  • 32 amps, 16 effects and 16 speaker cabinets
  • Over 10,000 presets designed by artists, Line 6 and other players
  • Built-in chromatic tuner; Auto Mute lets you tune in silence
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Line 6Sonic Port
 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Compact (18)
  • Good audio (18)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Versatile (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (15)
  • Amateur recording (14)
  • Performances (9)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very cool!

I've tried lots of multi-tone devices like this: by far this is the most stable, most versatile and easiest to use. With a sonic port, an iPad and a guitar you can create...Read complete review

I've tried lots of multi-tone devices like this: by far this is the most stable, most versatile and easiest to use. With a sonic port, an iPad and a guitar you can create endless sounds and model any amp or set of effects. The free app and iPad work great: switching from one tone to another instantly with a touch. I use an iPad mini, which I can clamp right on my mic stand, or just set on the couch while I'm practicing. I'm a Mac guy, so it's all very intuitive to me. There are literally 100's of preconfigured tones and amp models: some named for particular guitarists, others for particular sounds, others just for fun. Easy to scroll through all the tones, and easy to save sets of your favorite tones. Easy to set up a folders of saved tones for using different sounds for different songs in a set: all with just the simple touch of your finger on the iPad. I have spent hours exploring the pre-saved tones in the free app: and I still haven't gone through everything yet. And that doesn't even consider the ability to customize a saved tone and then re-save with a new name. Using with a set of headphones allows you to hear the "tone" in it's purest from, as it is meant to sound. Using it with an amp is a little trickier: tones sound different through different amps. You just have to experiment. Best results are had using an amp with a very clean channel, with minimal tonal influence: let the sonic port provide the tone. I experimented with several amps till I found one that sounded truest to the headphone sound. So far, for me, it's my Marshall MG100DFX amp. The sonic port can be plugged into the front of the amp, or it can be plugged directly into the return port of the effects loop: this works just fine and is actually probably the cleanest way to use it. You just have to experiment. The one thing it doesn't have is a true bypass, but I've thought of a way to accomplish this, which I have yet to try: plug the guitar into an AB switch: plug the A channel of the switch into the sonic port, then the sonic port into the effects return; then plug the B side of the switch into the front of the amp (or through another set of pedals first). Then I can either use the sonic port and its many customized tones (A switch), OR bypass the sonic port (B switch) and run through the front of the amp, using conventional pedals if I choose. This way I would not be totally reliant on the sonic port (should the program or device crash during a performance). I could use the sonic port for certain songs, and use the amp and my own pedals in the conventional manner when I wanted: best of both worlds! One thing the sonic port could use is a holder to attach to a mic stand. Should be easy to rig something up. Anyway, I could go on. But you get the picture. This thing really works great. Been using it for a month now with no issues. Still exploring how to best use it. But definitely worth what I paid (I got a great deal through Musicians Friend). It's tons of fun to practice with, and may have real performance potential (once I set it up so I can bypass it). The ability to switch from one complex set of effects to another with just one touch of your finger is nothing short of amazing. Check it out!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't last

I used it 3 times and then it wouldn't power up. Looking for solution online I found a lot of bad reviews. The other problem is the Jammit app won't let u import from...Read complete review

I used it 3 times and then it wouldn't power up. Looking for solution online I found a lot of bad reviews. The other problem is the Jammit app won't let u import from iTunes or any other source. You have to buy their songs for around 4-5 times more. I gave it 2 stars because it sounded way better than amplitube or garage band.

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4.0

Ultimate pedal board

By 

from Maryland

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Line 6 Sonic Port:

    Create and save your own combinations of pedals, heads and cabinets. 100's of pre-sets right out of the box. Every pedal and amp is adjustable. Clean or nasty, Marshall stack or Blues Jr. or anything in between.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very cool!

    By 

    from Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Line 6 Sonic Port:

      I've tried lots of multi-tone devices like this: by far this is the most stable, most versatile and easiest to use. With a sonic port, an iPad and a guitar you can create endless sounds and model any amp or set of effects. The free app and iPad work great: switching from one tone to another instantly with a touch. I use an iPad mini, which I can clamp right on my mic stand, or just set on the couch while I'm practicing. I'm a Mac guy, so it's all very intuitive to me. There are literally 100's of preconfigured tones and amp models: some named for particular guitarists, others for particular sounds, others just for fun. Easy to scroll through all the tones, and easy to save sets of your favorite tones. Easy to set up a folders of saved tones for using different sounds for different songs in a set: all with just the simple touch of your finger on the iPad. I have spent hours exploring the pre-saved tones in the free app: and I still haven't gone through everything yet. And that doesn't even consider the ability to customize a saved tone and then re-save with a new name. Using with a set of headphones allows you to hear the "tone" in it's purest from, as it is meant to sound. Using it with an amp is a little trickier: tones sound different through different amps. You just have to experiment. Best results are had using an amp with a very clean channel, with minimal tonal influence: let the sonic port provide the tone. I experimented with several amps till I found one that sounded truest to the headphone sound. So far, for me, it's my Marshall MG100DFX amp. The sonic port can be plugged into the front of the amp, or it can be plugged directly into the return port of the effects loop: this works just fine and is actually probably the cleanest way to use it. You just have to experiment. The one thing it doesn't have is a true bypass, but I've thought of a way to accomplish this, which I have yet to try: plug the guitar into an AB switch: plug the A channel of the switch into the sonic port, then the sonic port into the effects return; then plug the B side of the switch into the front of the amp (or through another set of pedals first). Then I can either use the sonic port and its many customized tones (A switch), OR bypass the sonic port (B switch) and run through the front of the amp, using conventional pedals if I choose. This way I would not be totally reliant on the sonic port (should the program or device crash during a performance). I could use the sonic port for certain songs, and use the amp and my own pedals in the conventional manner when I wanted: best of both worlds! One thing the sonic port could use is a holder to attach to a mic stand. Should be easy to rig something up. Anyway, I could go on. But you get the picture. This thing really works great. Been using it for a month now with no issues. Still exploring how to best use it. But definitely worth what I paid (I got a great deal through Musicians Friend). It's tons of fun to practice with, and may have real performance potential (once I set it up so I can bypass it). The ability to switch from one complex set of effects to another with just one touch of your finger is nothing short of amazing. Check it out!

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      5.0

      Great item for the Ipad

      By 

      from Southern California

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Line 6 Sonic Port:

        I enjoy playing with Jammit and the presets change as you go through the song coolness

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        Connection

        By 

        from NH

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Line 6 Sonic Port:

              I buy a lot of MF gear, and the actual things one can play are invariably good. Not quite so much with electronic gizmos, as was the case with the Line 6 Sonic Port. Although advertised as compatible with iPhone 4s and iPad 2, it came only with a cord for later i models. Hence no connection. It may work well, but I'll never know. Also seemed pretty plasticky. MF was good about return, but quite a bit of wasted time, and some disappointment.

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              5.0

              Awesome Deal

              By 

              from Morganton, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Line 6 Sonic Port:

                  Along with the Free App, it's awesome. A Line 6 amp I can easily carry along!

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                  5.0

                  A no-brainer

                  By 

                  from North Texas

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Line 6 Sonic Port:

                        Clean signal. Bought it for the Swell effect. I can't believe how well this thing works. I just used it on a recording and it performed perfectly. I just wish the iOS app was better for live work for changing patches but it sounds great. 50 bucs on Stupid Deal and I would say it's a no-brainer to get. Especially for that price.

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                        5.0

                        Love this product. Great sound

                        By 

                        from San Antonio, TX

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Limited Functions

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Line 6 Sonic Port:

                        Great sound for a mobile device interface.

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                        5.0

                        Great little Device

                        By 

                        from canada

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Ask me a question

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Line 6 Sonic Port:

                          Haven't used this much yet but so far am totally impressed with the ease of use, sound quality for in home recording, practicing, jamming, etc. Not sure that I would use it live but in a pinch it would be a great backup

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent iOS Tool

                          By 

                          from Carrollton, TX

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Line 6 Sonic Port:

                            Similar to the Apogee Jam that I already had. This provided a cable for the new iPhone, which was comparable in price to the cable alone from Apogee. Like the Line6 software, but it doesn't play in the background, which is a bit of a problem.

                            Overall good, sturdy interface.

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                            3.0

                            ordered wrong unit

                            By 

                            from Miles City, Montana

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                            Pros

                            • Couldn

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Line 6 Sonic Port:

                                When we tried to use the unit we found it was not compatible with our computer system without ordering more expensive hardware or software. Customer service rep was wonderful about setting up return and credit.

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