Unlock Code Will Give Gamers More Access to the Same Guitar Processing Technology Used By Professional Musicians
CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Line 6, Inc. announced today that the cheat code to unlock Line 6′s POD(R) technology in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero(R) World Tour for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system is now available at http://www.line6.com/gh. The recently released Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the in-demand music game integrate Line 6′s guitar tone technology, enabling players to use amps, cabs and effects from the world-renown Line 6 POD in the game’s Music Studio.
The sound modeling technology of Line 6′s POD, which is integrated into Guitar Hero World Tour’s innovative new Music Studio, allows gamers to now join the ranks of elite POD using bands including U2, Radiohead, Keane, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Story of the Year, Slipknot, Dashboard Confessional, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Garbage, Lenny Kravitz and countless others. The game’s Music Studio lets players express their musical creativity by giving them access to a full complement of tools to compose, record and edit their own rock ‘n’ roll anthems and then share their recordings with friends through a new online community, GHTunesSM.
The signature sounds of legendary bands and top musicians today come from a combination of guitar amps, cabs and effects. Through digital signal processing, POD delivers accurate emulations of the most coveted amplifiers, effects and cabinets ever made. It is famous for revolutionizing the way guitarists record, perform, rehearse, and write songs and it eliminates the need for complicated setups with its proprietary technology for simulating the complex interaction of amplifiers, effects, microphones, speaker cabinets and room acoustics. Whether POD is used with headphones to practice, for direct recording or playing live, POD is what musicians turn to for the best guitar sound.
“Line 6 strives to push the boundaries, from revolutionizing the way guitarists record to how they perform live to helping enable the creative process for musicians,” said Marcus Ryle, Line 6 Founder and SVP of Research and Development. “Thanks to the incredible processing power of the next-generation video game consoles, we placed the actual tone algorithms into Guitar Hero World Tour to give players the tools to choose their own sounds for the music they create. For the first time, gamers will have the ability to compose and record with the same technology used by professional musicians.”
The unlock code, as well as artist videos, Music Studio inspiration and more, are now available at http://www.line6.com/gh.
Guitar Hero World Tour transforms music gaming by expanding Guitar Hero’s signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless controllers with new revolutionary online* and offline gameplay modes. Featuring a slick newly redesigned guitar controller, drum kit controller and a wired microphone, Guitar Hero World Tour is the most complete music game to-date with 86 on-disc tracks from music legends such as The Eagles, Van Halen, Metallica, Michael Jackson and The Doors and featuring in-game appearances by world famous artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Corgan and Travis Barker.
Guitar Hero World Tour is now available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system. The Wii(TM) home video game system from Nintendo version is developed by Vicarious Visions. The PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system version is developed by Budcat. The game is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on Guitar Hero World Tour, please visit http://worldtour.guitarhero.com.
About Line 6, Inc.
Based in Calabasas, California, Line 6 is a leading manufacturer of guitars, amplifiers, effects, effects processors and recording interfaces. Line 6 is world renowned for its studio- and stage-standard gear featuring its patented digital modeling and digital wireless technologies. Line 6 invented digital guitar amp modeling technology in 1996, and is currently the #1 maker of guitar amplifiers. Its award-winning products, including POD(R), are used by musicians worldwide and have been used on countless platinum and Grammy award winning titles. Line 6 is distributed in over 60 countries with operations in the United States, China and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.line6.com.
*Online gameplay is only available for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system and Wii(TM) and may require an additional subscription.
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