Q: What is Line 6 Edit?
A: Line 6 Edit is a free software application from Line 6 that provides complete editor/librarian features for the following products:
Bass POD XT/XTLive/Pro
Vetta II Combo/Head
Note: Vetta II Combo/Head, HD 147, Flextone II/III, POD 2.0/Pro users will need a MIDI interface and cables to use it. We recommend the M-Audio MIDIsport Uno if you do not already have a MIDI to USB device. We recommend installing the MIDI interface drivers directly from the manufacturer's website to ensure you have the latest drivers for your OS.
IMPORTANT: Line 6 Edit is a Java based application, and will run on Macintosh OS X (10.1x-10.5.x) and any Windows OS that can run any version of Java 5 (the latest update is 21). Be aware that using an earlier version of Line 6 Edit will not launch if ANY Java Runtime 6 Environment components are installed.
LINE 6 EDIT is available for download here:
Line 6 Edit software even translates tones between selected products:
Vetta II will be able to use GuitarPort, PODxt, Flextone III, HD 147 or POD 2.0 Tones.
Flextone III and HD 147 will be able to use GuitarPort, PODxt or POD 2.0 Tones.
PODxt units will be able to use Flextone III, HD 147, POD 2.0 and, of course, GuitarPort Tones.
Q: I'm getting an error message saying "Cannot copy to POD XT Live because it is a POD 2.0 tone".
A: The way around this is to use Gearbox (free download from http://line6.com/software/) to open the tone once you transfer it from the POD Pro to the tone folder on your computer.
- With POD Pro connected, transfer all the tones you want to the tones folder on your computer using Edit.
- Disconnect POD Pro and connect POD XT.
- Open Gearbox.
- Open a POD Pro/2.0 tone in Gearbox.
- Save the tone to your computer in whatever location you want.
- Close Gearbox and open Edit
- Locate tone and transfer into POD XT via Sync button
Q: I am getting a Java Error when I try to run Line 6 Edit?
A: See the following link for resolution:
Resolving Java Errors with Line 6 Edit and Workbench
Q: How do I set up my Line 6 device using MIDI to connect with Line 6 Edit?
1) Please ensure that you have the interface's latest drivers installed on your computer. We recommend downloading the drivers directly from the manufacturer’s website and installing the drivers BEFORE connecting your USB-MIDI interface. Consult the manufacturer’s website for the correct installation and troubleshooting procedures to ensure your drivers are installed correctly.
2) Connect your Line 6 device to the MIDI Interface, making sure the cables are connected correctly. Traditional MIDI connections will have the Line 6 device MIDI IN to interface MIDI OUT, and the Line 6 device MIDI OUT to interface MIDI IN. The MIDIsport Uno will be labeled "to MIDI in" and "to MIDI out".
3) Turn your Line 6 device ON, then open Line 6 Edit. We will use a Vetta II head for these screen examples:
4) If your unit is not being recognized by your computer, select "configure":
5) In the MIDI devices window, select "add":
6) Under the MIDI in port, select your USB to MIDI device:
7) Under the MIDI out port, select your USB to MIDI device:
8) You can leave the device window in "auto detect" or choose the device you plan to use. Once this is completed, select "add":
9) When your device appears in the window, select "OK":
10) Once your device is selected, your computer will import the tones that are currently installed on your device. Do not change any settings or or turn your unit off during the information transfer:
11) Line 6 Edit will now display the tones and bundles currently installed on your computer on the left side of the window, while displaying the tones installed on the Line 6 unit on the right side of the computer. If you need help navigating the features of Line 6 Edit, select the help menu for assistance in connections, backing up your tones, and importing tones.
Q: What is Customtone?
A: Customtone features a gigantic Line 6-authored library filled with selected tones from the vast treasure trove of GuitarPort Online, including tones matched to many of the greatest classic and new guitarists, bands and songs. Customtone is also a great place to share your tones with other Line 6 end users. You can access Customtone here:
Q: I Get an error message when trying to access the Online Library through Line 6 Edit?
A: This is a bug in the Line 6 Edit software that has not been resolved. Please visit the link above to connect to Customtone.