Line6 USB driver for Linux 2.6.x
Please also visit our SourceForge project!
When using Ubuntu Linux or upgrading from version 0.5.3 or older, please read this important hint!
This is an experimental Linux driver for the guitar amp, cab, and effects modeller
by Line6 (and similar devices),
supporting the following features:
- Reading/writing individual parameters
- Reading/writing complete channel, effects setup, and amp setup data
- Channel switching
- Virtual MIDI interface
- Tuner access
- Playback/capture/mixer device for any ALSA-compatible PCM audio application
- Signal routing (record clean/processed guitar signal, re-amping)
Moreover, preliminary support for the Variax Workbench is included.
Download the source code or binaries.
See the documentation and installation instructions for more information. If you upgrade the driver from version 0.5.3 or older, please read this important hint!
Feel free to also visit the home page of the music group Scream
(in German only since we play mainly in Austria),
where this exciting brand-new device is in use live on stage :-)
However, the sound samples have been produced with older equipment.
I will put more recent ones there as soon as they are available.
The most recent version of the driver is available via the subversion repository. You can check it out with the following command:
svn co https://line6linux.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/line6linux/driver/trunk line6usb
Hard disc recording
A "quick hack" recorded with ardour/jack can be downloaded
another piece which I did for fun with ardour/jack/hydrogen/rosegarden/qsynth
See the documentation for more information.
The PODxt Pro allows to record the dry guitar signal and process it at a later time. This feature is demonstrated by a small utility which is available in source and binary form. The installation instructions are here.
The software (©2004-2009 Markus Grabner) is distributed under the
GNU General Public License.
- 2009-04-04 release of version 0.8.1 (monitoring for TonePort GX, improved latency)
- 2009-02-27 release of version 0.8.0 (support for kernel >= 2.6.25, TonePort GX)
- 2008-02-17 Line6 Linux software poll page installed
- 2008-01-19 release of version 0.7.3 (support for kernel >= 2.6.23, MIDI channel mask, Debian packaging)
- 2007-05-13 release of version 0.7.2 (support for kernel >= 2.6.21, Variax workbench issue fixed)
- 2007-01-02 release of version 0.7.1 (fixed support for kernel < 2.6.18)
- 2006-12-23 release of version 0.7.0 (support for kernel >= 2.6.18, improved PODxt Live and multiple device support)
- 2006-11-11 release of version 0.6.5 (ALSA/jack issue fixed)
- 2006-08-28 release of version 0.6.4 (consider device model and firmware version)
- 2006-07-29 release of version 0.6.3 (device registration for HAL - thanks for the patch)
- 2006-04-27 release of version 0.6.2 (floating point issues fixed)
- 2006-02-25 release of version 0.6.1 (read-only support for Variax workbench)
- 2006-01-01 release of version 0.6 (preliminary support for Variax workbench, name change to "line6usb")
- 2005-12-12 release of version 0.5.3 (some kernel version specific issues fixed)
- 2005-11-14 release of version 0.5.2 (support for Bass PODxt Live)
- 2005-10-21 release of version 0.5.1 (bug fix: noise after repositioning output stream pointer)
- 2005-10-14 release of version 0.5 (support for kernel >= 2.6.12, support for big endian machines (patch provided by a user), virtual MIDI interface, "pause" operation for PCM playback)
- 2005-07-17 release of version 0.4 (synchronized playback/capture)
- 2005-07-17 release of reamping tool version 0.1
- 2005-03-26 release of version 0.3 (lots of new features, see documentation)
- 2004-12-25 release of version 0.2.2 (updates for kernel 2.6.8 - thanks for the many comments, blocking input to avoid device polling, first binary versions)
- 2004-09-22 release of version 0.2.1 (full Line6 device list, some minor fixes), note that there will be no more updates until December since I will stay in Pasadena/CA/USA for two months without POD/Variax :-(. However, I will try to respond to emails regarding the driver.
- 2004-09-18 release of version 0.2 (including audio capture)
- 2004-09-05 patch for the ALSA-1.0.6 resampling problem (also works for ALSA-1.0.7rc1)
- 2004-09-04 initial release (version 0.1)
2009-04-04 Markus Grabner