—Instant replay for guitarists—

CALABASAS, Calif.—September 17, 2008—Line 6, Inc. (, the industry leader in digital modeling technology for music creation products, announces BackTrack and BackTrack + Mic, easy to use recording devices that guitarists can rely on to capture all their inspirations, epiphanies and great musical ideas.

Simple, small enough to be clipped to a belt or guitar strap, and featuring true plug-and-play designs, BackTrack and BackTrack + Mic power on and begin capturing album-quality audio as soon as a signal is detected. Always recording, BackTrack and BackTrack + Mic provide crucial inspiration insurance by letting guitarists be guitarists instead of audio engineers.

“It’s like instant replay for guitarists,” comments Mike Murphy, Line 6 Product Manager. “Constantly recording, BackTrack and BackTrack + Mic capture everything you play and hitting the ‘Mark’ button after playing something brilliant will let you quickly revisit all your best ideas.”

Pressing the “Mark” button designates what was just played as special and separates it for easy review. The Forward and Reverse buttons provide instant recall of marked and non-marked ideas.

BackTrack + Mic captures up to 24 hours of audio and, ideal for vocals or acoustic guitar, features a powerful microphone with automatic gain control. The essential ins and outs include a quiet 1/4-inch input and output and a 1/8-inch headphone jack. BackTrack captures up to 12 hours of audio and features a 1/4-inch input and output. Both store audio as .WAV files to reliable flash memories. The audio can be easily transferred to a computer via USB 2.0 for further recording, editing, mixing or storage. The USB connection also recharges the internal battery, which offers over 8 hours of battery life.

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 amp and effect 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®, 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