If you have a laptop or tower computer but you are wondering exactly how you can plug your guitar into it one of the most popular and versatile options is the Line 6 guitar port. The advantage of using your computer as an amp and guitar control centre is that you can get killer guitar tones without blowing the windows out or receiving lawsuits from your neighbours.
Just connect the shiny red GuitarPort XT to your Windows® or Mac® machine with the included USB cable and connect the stereo output on GuitarPort XT to your computer speakers, headphones or stereo. Fire-up GuitarPort software, plug in your guitar and you’re ready to go!
@Xavier, check out this link from Line6´s website with the overview, effects, etc. for this guitar port:
And this link has online stores where you can buy it:
i was searching for this guitar port in Line 6’s webpage but i can’t find it (the interface). they only offer the online course.
I also could not found a store (online) that still sales this thing.
You can get the same or better from IK MUltimedia’s”Amplitube”. For software that is free. You’ll need an audio interface with a 1/4″ jack for the guitar. In the reviewed product all the function is in the software. I like “Amplitube” a little better and a LOT better after buying one of their amp model plug-ins.
We’ve just done a post on the IK Amplitube. I must say it really is easy to use. That said, when it comes to amp modelling, Line 6 have been doing it for a while and are pretty good at what they do.
IK Multimedia have leveraged emerging technologies to help people play anywhere which is very cool too.
I have seen this gadget in so many places and I know it is used by a lot of great guitarists, specially in the metal/hard rock music style… I would love to get it! Some day maybe…
Does anyone out there owns it? Thoughts? Comments?
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