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Line 6 Sonic Port Channel Audio Interface
- Connect guitars, basses and stereo audio sources
- Plug in headphones, powered monitors or a guitar amp
- Compatible with GarageBand, Jammit and other apps
- 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.
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THE ULTIMATE PLAYING EXPERIENCE ON iOS
Sonic Port™ delivers inspiring guitar tones and best-in-class audio quality on your iPod touch®, iPhone® and iPad®. Jam with the tones of your favorite artists, connect keyboards and speakers to create your mobile studio, or plug into your amp and play live. Every time, Sonic Port gives you pro-quality sound with GarageBand®, Line 6 Mobile POD®, Jammit® and other CoreAudio music apps.
- 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*
- Includes detachable Lightning and 30-pin cables
- Completely powered by iOS device
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.
*Tracks must be stored locally, and must not protected by FairPlay® digital rights management.
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.
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.
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.
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I was happy to see that Line 6 released something that will work with the old and new interfaces. The Sonic Port has a 1/4" guitar in, a 1/4" guitar amp/line-out, a headphone jack and an aux-in which beats all other devices I've seen so far. The Sonic Port can use either the guitar or the aux input, but will give preference to the aux input if both have something plugged into them.
The Sonic Port will let you get the full power from Line 6's free app "Mobile Pod" which is a close copy of the physical amp modeler they sell. The mobile Pod app is missing a few essential effects pedals, but hopefully they'll add those for free since you need to use a Line 6 device to get the full benefit of the app in the first place. Charging extra to buy core functionality would be rather cheesy IMHO. I also tested the interface with Garage band and had no trouble using it at all.
The Sonic Port seems very well made, but take good care of the proprietary 30-pin and lightening cables since there's no telling how much a replacement would cost.
The only downsides to the Sonic Port are the somewhat high cost and the inability to charge your device while using the Sonic Port.
Thank God for amazon... It was a simple process to have it replaced. If this one holds up I will upgrade my rating to 5 stars because whenitworks,it works very well and seems to play well with ALL the guitar amp sims as well as Jammit, Mobile POD and Garage Band.
Update 3-29-14: replacement works fine, zero complaints- so I've upgraded my review to 5-stars. For the money this product does everything I would expect of it.
Overall, the device works well and does what it's supposed to.
All volume issues are no longer an issue. Using Tonestack as my go-to sim, and the volume is more than adequate. Like most apps, Tonestack allows you to adjust input/output levels, but more importantly, if your clean boosts are giving you too much dirt, you can just add another amp and get your clean volume from that setup.
Also, I have successfully used Sonic Port with a FiiO E7 for more boost, but in light of the above, it's just not necessary.
These days, I'm pleasantly surprised when electronics work at all, let alone flawlessly. I guess that comes from years of Windows and Android machines. But I digress. This was truly plug and play with my Air 2.
I have the first generation iRig and hate the thing. Could never get it to work consistently, and when it did, it sounded horribly. I mention this because if you have an old analog interface that connects via the device headphone jack, you can rest assured that the new digital audio interfaces are light years better. To be fair to iRig, there are new digital models like the HD, which are said to be excellent.
Did a lot of thinking and research before choosing the Line 6. Although I would prefer a hardware-mounted volume pot as on the Apogee Jam 96k and discontinued Peavey Ampkit (don't recall the iRig HD so can't compare), I prefer connecting headphones to the interface instead of the iPad so I'm not tangled in wires. I also like the fact that the Sonic Port sits nice and stable on a flat surface (as opposed to a round design). and, of course, Sonic Port comes with Line 6 software. Once you plug in Sonic Port, the hardware automatically launches your App Store to download the bundled Mobile Pod software.
I was very concerned about it drawing power from the iPad, but I'm completely satisfied with its performance after a full day of running it through the paces. Glad I didn't drop major coin on an expensive phantom power interface.
It could use a bit more volume boost for cleans in some software like GarageBand--I'm having to dime the amp master volume and output pots of the sim software which isn't ideal for a warm jazz tone. I have needed my guitar volume at 10 (Duncan Hot Rod humbuckers) as well, which really makes it worse of course. Thinking of running a cheap headphone amp (like my Fiio E7) between the interface and my headphones so I can turn down the gain for better tone. Think I can use the line out for the headphone amp.
Another slight downside is that Sonic Port is not compatible with wireless headphones. Not sure if any of the other are; but I would assume that interfaces without a headphone out jack wouldn't interfere with Bluetooth headsets. Dunno, but worth looking into if that's a critical factor for you.
Gear: I've been running it the background with GarageBand or Mobile Pod whilst using Guitar Pro and Amazing Slow Downer. Plays nice with others. It works with other free sim software I've tried as well.
The Lightening cable was longer than expected -- another pat on the back to Line 6. So this is my 4th Line 6 hardware purchase. Had 2 pods and a mini Pod. All work flawlessly.
FWIW - I always use a right angle TRS adapter to protect my headphones and the device. Worthwhile investment. Anyway, I ran 2 very different types of headphones without a glitch. The first pair are IEMs with a mic. I was expecting issues but it worked just fine via the 1/8th" adapter. Also worked with my Grado SR 80is. Not a techie but thought impedance diff. Would have an impact, but no.
- Light weight and quite small
- Flat sides for stability
- 1/8" Headphone out
- 1/4"' line out
- Bundled with Line 6 Mobile Pod software (which FYI DOES run in the background)
- Bundled with two adapters, one of which is Lightning cable
- Clear sound for my needs. No discernible noise
- Great price via-vis competition
- Plug and play
- Seems compatible with variety of headphones -- at least using an adapter
- Plays nice with Apple Core Audio apps
- Very low drain on iPad battery for jamming activities (haven't tried recording).
- No hard volume or gain pot
- Relies on device power and cannot simultaneously charge iPad
- Could use a bit more amp boost for some dry cleans. Won't be an issue for most.
- Not compatible w/ wireless headsets
Advantages far outweigh negatives. If mine was stolen, I'd have ordered a new one the same day.