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Line 6 introduces the AMPLIFi FX100

Line 6 introduces the AMPLIFi ...
The AMPLIFi FX100 from Line 6
The AMPLIFi FX100 from Line 6
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There's a built-in tuner/tap tempo feature, up to 100 presets are available on the unit itself and unlimited online preset possibilities via the companion app
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There's a built-in tuner/tap tempo feature, up to 100 presets are available on the unit itself and unlimited online preset possibilities via the companion app
Tweaking tone with the Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
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Tweaking tone with the Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Connectivity options to the rear of the unit
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Connectivity options to the rear of the unit
The Apple smart device running the companion app connects to the FX100 over Bluetooth
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The Apple smart device running the companion app connects to the FX100 over Bluetooth
There's a 0.25 jack for a nice quiet shuffle through headphones
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There's a 0.25 jack for a nice quiet shuffle through headphones
The top of the FX100 sports four footswitches for bank/preset selection, control knobs, a volume/blend dial and an expression pedal
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The top of the FX100 sports four footswitches for bank/preset selection, control knobs, a volume/blend dial and an expression pedal
New tones can be created from over 200 amp and effects modulations
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New tones can be created from over 200 amp and effects modulations
The Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote app can match the signature tones of fretboard masters from tracks in a user's music library
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The Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote app can match the signature tones of fretboard masters from tracks in a user's music library
The AMPLIFi FX100 from Line 6
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The AMPLIFi FX100 from Line 6
At the same time as routing a guitar signal to amp, the unit can play music from a source device through a home stereo system or external speakers
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At the same time as routing a guitar signal to amp, the unit can play music from a source device through a home stereo system or external speakers
The top of the FX100 sports four footswitches for bank/preset selection, control knobs, a volume/blend dial and an expression pedal
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The top of the FX100 sports four footswitches for bank/preset selection, control knobs, a volume/blend dial and an expression pedal
Tweaking tone on an iPad running the Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote app
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Tweaking tone on an iPad running the Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote app
The Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote app includes a huge selection of amp modules
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The Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote app includes a huge selection of amp modules
A chain of up to eight effects can be used at the same time
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A chain of up to eight effects can be used at the same time
A cloud-based automatic tone-matching feature can help to nail a guitar hero's signature sound in double-quick time
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A cloud-based automatic tone-matching feature can help to nail a guitar hero's signature sound in double-quick time
At the same time as routing a guitar signal to amp, the unit can play music from a source device through a home stereo system or external speakers
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At the same time as routing a guitar signal to amp, the unit can play music from a source device through a home stereo system or external speakers

A few short weeks after claiming to have reinvented the guitar amp with a pair of AMPLIFi streaming music player and combo instrument amp hybrids, Line 6 is expanding its new connected range with the introduction of the AMPLIFi FX100. The effects unit leverages the connected world of iOS devices to grant players access to a wealth of professional-quality tones in the cloud, as well offering intuitive creation of brand new sounds, the ability to match the signature tones of fretboard masters from tracks in a user's music library, and share favorites with fellow musicians via an online community.

Using the Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, players can search for time-tested classic tones, create new ones from over 200 amp and effects modulations, and share favorites and rate existing tones for accuracy via the cloud-based community. A cloud-based automatic tone-matching feature can help nail a guitar hero's signature sound in double-quick time by suggesting matches for the player's tone in songs sourced from a user's music library.

A cloud-based automatic tone-matching feature can help to nail a guitar hero's signature sound in double-quick time
A cloud-based automatic tone-matching feature can help to nail a guitar hero's signature sound in double-quick time

Tracks from a mobile device's digital library can be streamed to the FX100 over Bluetooth. Interestingly, at the same time as routing a guitar signal to amp, the unit can play music from a source device through a home stereo system or external speakers, effectively allowing the player to decide where in the neighbor-pleasing sonic mix the live guitar sounds should sit.

Cable connections can all be found to the rear of the rugged metal chassis, including a 0.25 jack for a nice quiet shuffle jam through headphones. There's a built-in tuner/tap tempo feature, up to 100 presets are available on the unit itself (though the app can open the door to unlimited online possibilities), and a chain of up to eight effects can be used at the same time.

Tweaking tone on an iPad running the Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote app
Tweaking tone on an iPad running the Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote app

The Line 6 AMPLIFi FX100 will be available from the beginning of May. A price has not yet appeared on the company's website, but retailer Sweetwater is currently showing a list price of US$419.99.

Product page: AMPLIFi FX100

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