Line 6 Sonic Port iOS Audio Interface Review

line 6 sonic portHere’s something you’re gonna dig. Got an iPhone and wanna jam on the go? Line 6 has got you covered with the new Sonic Port guitar interface for iOS. This works seamlessly with all iPod, iPhone and iPad devices you might iHave. The tiny device packs in TONS of cool features in such a teeny package. How about a free mobile POD app? Sure, why not! We love this because it brings the power of Line 6’s famous POD fx and amp modeling to your phone, for crying out loud! 32 amps, 16 cabs and even rack fx are at your fingertips. We spent quite a few hours playing around with these, and there are some seriously amazing tones to be had. Did we mention the app is free?

Connecting is easy – just plug and play; it’s that simple. We were impressed with how effortlessly the interface worked with our tests in GarageBand and rocking out to our favorite tunes in Jammit. We were also relieved that the Sonic Port doesn’t require a power supply; it’s powered directly from your iOS device, meaning one less cord to lug around.

Look, we could go on and on, but the bottom line is this: the product just works. It’s easy enough for a monkey to use, and with all the cool tone options available, it’s hands-down one of the most essential iPad tools for the traveling guitarist or songwriter. You’d be amazed at some of the vintage sounds you’ll be able to squeeze out of your tablet with this handy little box. At under $100, the Sonic Port comes highly recommended.


  • Computer Connection: 30-pin/Lighting
  • Simultaneous I/O: 2
  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/48kHz
  • Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ DI, 1 x 1/8″ Stereo Line
  • Audio Outputs: 1 x 1/4″ DI/Stereo Line, 1 x 1/8″ Stereo Line
  • Bus Powered: Yes
  • PROS: Simple connections, Free POD app for amp modeling, inexpensive.
  • CONS: None.
  • PRICE: $99
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