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Mobile In digital input adapter released for iOS devices

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Line 6 ( has announced the Mobile In digital input adaptor and Mobile POD guitar tone app for iOS devices. The former costs US$79.99 and will ship this fall.

The new hardware and app allow guitarists to connect an electric guitar to their iPhone or iPad, purportedly giving them the same high-quality sounds they’d get if they were playing from a wide variety of famous guitar amplifiers, speakers and effects including distortion, chorus and reverb.

“Mobile In and Mobile POD turn your iPhone or iPad into a fully functioning Line 6 POD multi-effect device complete with tweakable tones, simultaneous effects and legendary Line 6 guitar amp and effect modeling,” says Marcus Ryle, Line 6 co-founder and senior vice president of New Business Development.

The free Mobile POD app includes collections of 64 models of modern, vintage and boutique guitar gear including amps, cabinets, stompboxes and rack effects.  Users can mix and match the fully adjustable models to build a variety of tones, which can then be saved as presets. Also included with the app, free of any in-app purchase, are over 10,000 hand-crafted presets created by artists, Line 6 and other guitar players.

Mobile In digital input plugs into the 30-pin connector on the bottom of the iOS device. This digital connection enables the adaptor to offer pro-quality audio specs for guitar tones that are exceptionally rich and clear, says Ryle. Mobile In supports up to 24-bit/48 kHz digital audio.  

The Guitar input features 110 dB dynamic range. The stereo line input, which is designed for sending keyboard audio or any other standard mono or stereo line-level audio source to your iPhone or iPad, has 98 dB dynamic range. Mobile In includes a six-foot guitar cable.  

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