Last night I called Jon and told him I wanted to do something quick and expressive. He and I take many months to record our albums and it involves a lot of planning, layering, mixing and so on. Yesterday it hit me that I would really like to record an album in one take for a change. I proposed that I would come to his studio, armed only with my electric guitar and my new Pod and maybe some effect boxes… Jon would play synthesizers or bass or whatever and that we would sit down and create a new album right there… maybe we would complete the t-one 2005 he started – or maybe it would become something altogether different. It certainly wouldn’t be nouveau flamenco or jazz…
Received the new Pod the other day and am loving to work with it. Line6 now has a nice software editor that connects to the Pod via USB and lets me edit the sounds on my laptop. That was my biggest gripe about working with the older Pod I have been using on stage. I hate staring at those little screens and once I found some decent sounds I never changed them and never explored the full potential of the machine.
That was also the reason I bought the Guitar Rig as I was excited about editing the sounds in my laptop, but Alan thought it sounded whimpy when I tried to use it on stage and asked me to switch back to the Pod and I thought that latency was a problem with the Guitar Rig as well.
The PODxt Pro seems to be the best of both worlds for me: it has a killer sound and using the Line6 software I can edit the sounds on my PowerBook.