Get inspired by the most powerful POD ever! The desktop-friendly POD® X3 represents the exciting evolution of the classic bean-shaped digital guitar amp modeler, with an expanded array of guitar amps, from high-wattage heavyweights to boutique beauties and vintage treasures.
The desktop-friendly POD® X3 represents the exciting evolution of the classic bean-shaped digital guitar amp modeler, with an expanded array of guitar amps, from high-wattage heavyweights to boutique beauties and vintage treasures.
Guitar amp models are just the beginning: with guitar cabs, stompbox and studio effects, bass amps, bass cabs and vocal preamps, POD X3 comes complete with the all-around sonic firepower of a top-tier major-label studio, ready to tackle guitar, bass vocals and beyond. What’s more, its larger LCD and smart new editing workflow pages make it easier than ever to find, tweak and save tones.
POD X3 also offers powerful new 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 X3’s dual inputs to individually process two instruments—a microphone and a guitar, for example—at the same time. Whether you’re playing through a P.A., amp or recording rig, plug your microphone into the XLR input to make vocals and acoustic guitars sound their absolute best.
Computer recording professionals will want to exploit X3's USB 2.0 connectivity for multi-channel recording as well as its S/PDIF Stereo Digital Audio Output for sending an ultra-clean signal to their DAW. While commanding the studio with the classically styled POD X3, you’ll be outfitted with even more of the flexibility and timeless tones that have made POD the global standard for the discriminating guitarist.
POD X3 multi-effects processor will inspire and amaze you with the most complete collection of POD-quality guitar amp, cab, stompbox and studio effect models ever. The Line 6 Pod X3 arsenal of rare vintage treasures, modern boutiques, and perennial classics the offers nearly unlimited creative possibilities. Create your own tones or instantly play through any of the 200 professionally dialed-in presets.
For those in search of greater tonal possibilities, POD X3 effects pedal gives you more power than ever before to create entirely new sounds. Split your guitar signal and play it through two guitar amp and effect signal chains at once. Add bass or vocals using the bass amp and high-end mic preamp models now included in the POD X3. You can even plug in two instruments at once, each with its own independent tone processing. Whatever your music calls for, the POD X3 pedal has the power and flexibility to deliver.
POD X3 includes all of the inputs and outputs you need to practice, perform and record. Use the 1/4" instrument input for guitar or bass and the XLR microphone input for vocals and more. During practice, use the stereo headphones outputs to keep the noise down. For performances, plug in front of your amp or directly into the sound system. When you're ready to record, use the stereo balanced line outputs or digital S/PDIF output for traditional recording. Or use the new USB 2.0 connection for pro-level multi-channel computer recording.
Whether you choose to recreate the sounds of the past or turn tradition on its ear, the Line 6 POD X3 comes fully-loaded with most inspiring collection of POD-quality amps and effects to let your sound break free.
Features & Benefits
- Electric Guitar
POD X3 guitar pedal offers a whole new level of control over your guitar tone.
Plug straight into any one of the 78 ear-shattering guitar amp models for pure, unadulterated guitar tone.
Combine amp and cab models with the mouth-watering collection of 98 stompbox and studio effect models to build out your rig.
Take your sound to the next level by blasting your guitar through two guitar rigs at once to create a massive wall of sound that even guitar heroes of the past would respect.
Or plug POD X3 in front of your favorite stack or combo to pile on up to nine simultaneous effects, including vintage overdrive, scorching distortion, beefy fuzz, endless delay, lush reverb, ethereal chorus, irreverent flanger, wah-wah to name just a handful.
- Acoustic Guitar
Whether miking up an acoustic or plugging in an acoustic-electric guitar, POD X3 will showcase the natural warmth and beauty of your instrument.
Warm up your acoustics with the high-end tube mic preamp and compressor models to bring out the natural tone of your acoustic six or twelve string. Apply a touch of color with a full palette of reverbs, choruses, delays, EQs, and other essential effects.
- Bass Guitar
Whether you seek stadium rock, a Motown groove, or modern grind, look no further than POD X3.
Dial in classic bass tone using the 28 incredible bass amp and 22 bass cab models.
Bring a direct sound to life by using the modeled mic preamps and high-end compressors instead of traditional bass amps and cabs.
Add a combination of the 98 stompbox or studio effects to tweak your bass tone to perfection for practice, performance, or recording.
POD X3 includes an XLR input for your microphone and an amazing set of effects for your vocals.
Six studio-grade vintage and modern microphone preamp models are included capture the natural warmth and richness of your vocals.
Smooth out your sound with studio grade compressors, EQ's, gates and de-essers.
The comprehensive collection of studio-quality post effect models at your disposal include rich reverbs, vibey delays, lush choruses and more.
POD X3 is the ultimate sonic toolbox for the creative songwriter.
With its massive set of models for guitar, bass, and vocals, POD X3 pedal will elevate your creative sketches to polished works of art.
When inspiration strikes, record your guitar and vocals all at the same time to capture the magic of the first take.
Harness the Power and Flexibility of POD X3
- Computer Recording
POD X3 fits right in with whatever computer recording solution you use.
With USB 2.0, POD X3 can send processed and unprocessed signals to your recording software, so you can always change your tone and fix it in the mix.
POD X3 can record 2 fully-processed instruments at once.
Split your guitar signal and record each virtual rig on separate stereo tracks to create rich, layered sounds.
With on-board, real-time processing, the Line 6 POD X3 takes the load off of your computer and eliminates annoying latency.
Use the S/PDIF digital output to plug into ProTools systems and other pro-level audio interfaces to add legendary POD® tone to your recordings.
- Play in front of an amp
Use POD X3 as the ultimate pedal board with your favorite combo or stack.
With 98 stompbox and studio effect models, you have more freedom over your tone than even the largest, heaviest pedal board could ever offer.
Stomp - Fuzz, Distortion, Overdrive, and more.
Mod - Chorus, Flanger, Tremolo, Rotary, Phaser and more
Delay - More than one of each type of delay: Analog, Digital, Tape and a mix of specialty echoes you won't find anywhere else.
Reverb More than one of each type of reverb: Room, Hall, Chamber, Plate and Spring models.
Miscellaneous Compressors, Gate, 4 Band Semi-Parametric EQ, Synth and Filters, Wah and many more.
Use up to 9 effects simultaneously to build the sound you're looking for.
Create rich blends of two entirely different effect chains to create a screaming wall of sound.
- Plug into the PA
Plug the POD X3 guitar pedal directly into the PA system for bullet-proof live sound that rocks.
Leave your back-breaking mountain of gear at home, and make set up and tear down easier than ever.
Take the guess work out of getting a great live sound every time.
Use the XLR outputs to plug directly into the mixing board without a direct box.
Reasons to Upgrade from POD XT
POD X3 delivers a ton of new features to inspire your music and simplify the creative process more than ever.
POD X3 effect pedal comes fully-loaded with the most comprehensive set of POD® amps, cabs, and effects models ever. Includes models of 98 guitar amps, 24 guitar cabs, 98 effects, 28 bass amps, 22 bass cabs, and 6 vocal preamps.
Split your guitar signal and run it through two amps or two guitar rigs at the same time to create entirely new sounds that will blow your audience away.
The new, enlarged display shows a complete end-to-end signal chain for each tone at a glance. Change amp or effect settings on a single page for quick and easy editing.
Add studio-quality POD tone to your acoustic guitar, bass guitar, vocals or any other instrument you mic up for incredible recordings and live performances.
Use the XLR input or _" instrument input to play or record two instruments simultaneously each with its own independent tone processing.
Use the USB 2.0 connection for professional multi-track channel recording with your favorite computer recording software. Simultaneously send a dry unprocessed signal and wet processed stereo signal for each instrument/input to your computer for convenient and flexible computer recording options.
Use the S/PDIF digital output to record digitally into Pro Tools and integrate smoothly with other audio interfaces.
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Line 6 POD X3 Guitar Multi Effect Processor Features:
- Inputs & Outputs
- 1/4" Instrument Input
- XLR Microphone Input (w/ Trim Adjust)
- USB 2.0 for Computer Recording & Tone Editing
- S/PDIF Stereo Digital Audio Output
- Stereo 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Outputs
- 1/4" Stereo Headphones Out
- FBV Connector for optional Pedal Controller
- Expansive Backlit LCD Display
- 8 Chrome Amp Control" Knobs: Drive, Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence, Reverb, Tone Volume, Master Volume
- Tap Tempo/Tuner Button
- 5 Stompbox On/Off Buttons: Amp, Stomp, Mod, Delay, Verb
- Dedicated Dual Tone" Control Button
- 5 Context-Sensitive Parameter Edit Knobs
- Dedicated Input/Output Configuration Buttons
- Amp, Cab & Effect Models
- Massive model set for Guitar, Bass & Vocals
- 78 Guitar Amp Models
- 24 Guitar Cab Models
- 98 Stompbox and Studio Effects
- 28 Bass Amp Models
- 22 Bass Cab Models
- 6 Vocal Preamp Models
- A.I.R.™ II cab/mic modeling with 4 mic options each
- Additional Features & Benefits
- Send Guitar through 2 Complete Amp/Effect Signal Chains Simultaneously
- Independent Tone Processing for 1/4" and XLR Inputs
- USB 2.0 Multi-Channel Digital Computer Recording (Stereo Wet/Dry Per Input)
- Studio-quality 24-bit A/D and D/A Converters and 32-bit floating point processing
- Up to 9 Simultaneous Effects Per Signal Chain, with Pre & Post Amp Routing
- Tap Tempo Control for Time-Based Effects
- Precision Chromatic Tuner, with Audio Mute & Bypass Options
- USB 2.0 Cable Included
- External Power Adapter Included
- Guitar Amplifier Models based on*:
- 1. "Wide panel" Fender® Deluxe Reverb®
- 2. Fender® Bassman®
- 3. Fender® Deluxe Reverb®
- 4. Vox® AC-30
- 5. Marshall® Super Lead
- 6. Marshall® Super Lead ("jumped" channels)
- 7. Roland® JC-120
- 8. Marshall® JCM-800
- 9. Soldano SLO-100
- 10. Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier®
- 11. Marshall® 1974X (18W Reissue)
- 12. Orange AD30TC
- 13. L6 Treadplate
- 14. L6 Chemical X
- 15. L6 Insane
- 16. L6 Piezacoustic 2
- 17. L6 Spinal Puppet 18. L6 Tube Instrument Preamp
- 19. Bogner Uberschall
- 20. Cornford mk50h
- 21. Diezel VH4-Lead
- 22. Diezel Herbert
- 23. ENGL® Powerball
- 24. Marshall® Silver Jubilee
- 25. Marshall® JCM-900-Clean
- 26. Marshall® JCM-900-Dist
- 27. Marshall® JCM-2000
- 28. Mesa/Boogie® Triple Rectifier®
- 29. Peavey® 5150 II®
- 30. Bogner Ecstasy
- 31. Diezel VH4-Crunch
- 32. Fender® Vibroverb
- 33. Fender® Dual Showman® Head
- 34. Marshall® JMP-1
- 35. Vox® AC-15
- 36. Mesa/Boogie® Mark IIc+
- 37. Fender® Bassman® Head
- 38. Gretsch® 6156
- 39. Fender® Mini Twin Reverb®
- 40. Gibson® GA-18 Explorer®
- 41. Marshall® Super Bass
- 42. Marshall® Major
- 43. Silvertone® Twin Twelve
- 44. Supro® Thunderbolt
- 45 . Vox® Fawn Non-Top Boost AC30
- 46. Dumble® Clean
- 47. Soldano SP88
- 48. Marshall® JCM 2000
- 49. Marshall® Super Lead Variac
- 50. Matchless DC-30
- 51. Blackface Fender® Twin Reverb®
- 52. Marshall® "Block Logo" JTM-45 head
- 53. Matchless Chieftain
- 54. Supro® S6616
- 55. Fender® Tweed Champ®
- 56. Hiwatt® DR-103
- 57. L6 Big Bottom
- 58. L6 Fuzz
- 59. L6 Octone
- 60. L6 Smash
- 61. L6 Sparkle Clean
- 62. L6 Throttle
- 63. L6 Clean
- 64. L6 Mood
- 65. L6 Agro
- 66. L6 Class A
- 67. L6 Variax Acoustic
- 68. L6 JTS 45
- 69. L6 Lunatic
- 70. L6 Bayou
- 71. L6 Crunch
- 72. L6 Purge
- 73. L6 Sparkle
- 74. L6 Super Clean
- 75. L6 SuperSpark
- 76. L6 Twang
- 77. L6 Chunk Chunk
- Bass Amplifier Models based on*:
- 1. Ampeg® SVT
- 2. Ampeg® B-15A
- 3. Eden Traveler WT-300
- 4. Fender® Bassman® head
- 5. Gallien Kruger 800RB
- 6. Hiwatt® DR-103
- 7. Hiwatt® 200DR
- 8. Fender® Dual Showman®
- 9. Fender® Bassman® Combo
- 10. Mesa/Boogie® Bass 400+
- 11. Polytone Minibrute
- 12. Sunn® Coliseum
- 13. SWR® SM-500
- 14. Versatone Pan-O-Flex
- 15. Vox® AC-100
- 16. Marshall® Major
- 17. Marshall® Plexi Super Bass
- 18. Acoustic 360
- 19. Aguilar® DB750
- 20. Alembic F-2B
- 21. L6 Tube Bass Preamp
- 22. L6 Classic Jazz
- 23. L6 Brit Invader
- 24. L6 Super Thor
- 25. L6 Frankenstein
- 26. L6 Ebony Lux
- 27. L6 Doppelganger
- 28. L6 Sub Dub
- Stompbox and Studio Effect Models Based on*:
- 1. Teletronics LA-2A®
- 2. EP-1 Tube Echoplex
- 3. Electro-Harmonix® Deluxe Memory Man
- 4. Uni-Vibe
- 5. MXR® Phase 90
- 6. Fender® Deluxe Reverb® Tremolo
- 7. Leslie® 145
- 8. Arbiter® Fuzz Face
- 9. Ibanez® Tube Screamer
- 10. Big Muff Pi®
- 11. ProCo Rat
- 12. Maestro® Bass Brassmaster
- 13. Sans Amp Bass Driver
- 14. Arbiter® Cry Baby
- 15. L6 Vetta Comp
- 16. L6 Sub Octaves
- 17. L6 Slap Plate Reverb
- 18. L6 Male De-Esser
- 19. L6 Female De-Esser
- 20. L6 Vetta Wah
- 21. L6 Digital Delay
- 22. L6 Six band semi-parametric EQ
- 23. L6 Flanger
- 24. L6 Sine Chorus
- 25. L6 Noise Gate
- 26. L6 Standard Spring Reverb
- 27. L6 Brite Room Reverb
- 28. L6 Medium Hall Reverb
- 29. L6 Cavernous Reverb
- 30. L6 Bender pitch effect
- 31. Boss® CS-1 Compressor (treble switch)
- 32. Tycobrahe Octavia®
- 33. Binson EchoRec
- 34. Maestro® EP-3 Echoplex
- 35. Boss® DM2 Analog Delay
- 36. Roland® RE-101 Space Echo
- 37. Square CE-1 Chorus
- 38. A/DA Flanger
- 39. Boss® CS-1 Compressor
- 40. MXR® Dyna Comp
- 41. Vox® V847 Wah
- 42. Custom Vox® V847 Wah
- 43. Colorsound® Wah-Fuzz
- 44. Maestro® Boomerang Wah
- 45. Cry Baby® Super - Jen Electronics
- 46. RMC Real McCoy 1 Wah
- 47. Mu-Tron® III Down
- 48. Moog and ARP style synth filters
- 49. Moog Lead
- 50. ARP Solina / Elka® Strings
- 51. Boss® Metal Zone MT-2
- 52. Chandler Tube Driver®
- 53. Fender® Vibratone
- 54. L6 Sweep Echo
- 55. L6 Reverse Delay
- 56. L6 Stereo Delay
- 57. L6 Ping Pong Delay
- 58. L6 Small Room
- 59. L6 Lux Spring
- 60. L6 Auto Swell
- 61. L6 Auto Pan
- 62. L6 Large Hall
- 63. L6 Vintage Plate
- 64. 64 Mu-Tron® III
- 65. 1960 Vox® AC15 Tremolo
- 66. L6 Tiled Room
- 67. L6 Rich Chamber
- 68. L6 Large Plate
- 69. Boss® CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
- 70. L6 King Spring
- 71. L6 Dark Hall
- 72. L6 Chamber
- 73. Boss® Metal Zone
- 74. L6 Vetta Juice
- 75. L6 Boost & EQ
- 76. L6 Clean Sweep
- 77. L6 Seizmik Synth
- 78. L6 Double Bass
- 79. L6 Buzz Wave
- 80. L6 Rez Synth
- 81. L6 Saturn 5 Ring Mod
- 82. L6 Synth FX
- 83. L6 Synth Harmony
- 84. L6 Squarge Chorus
- 85. L6 Expo Chorus
- 86. L6 Random Chorus
- 87. L6 Square Flange
- 88. L6 Expo Flange
- 89. L6 Lumpy Phase
- 90. L6 Hi-Talk
- 91. L6 Sweeper
- 92. L6 POD Purple X
- 93. L6 Random Sample and Hold
- 94. L6 Tape Eater
- 95. L6 Warble-matic
- 96. L6 Low Rez Delay
- 97. L6 Phaze Eko
- 98. L6 Bubble Eko
- Vintage and Modern Preamp Models based on*:
- 1. API® - 512c with API® 550b EQ
- 2. Neve 1073
- 3. Avalon Vt737
- 4. Requisite Y7
- 5. L6 Solid State Console
- 6. L6 Lo-Fi