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The Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Pedal: A completely Configurable Multi-Effect Built For The Road
The M13 Stompbox Modeler is the essential all-in-one pedal board experience. It features a comprehensive collection of stompbox effects, a full-featured looper and inspiring flexibility. Free of complicated menus or setup, M13 Stompbox Modeler channels the soul and ease of a classic stompbox.
Boasting over 100 distinctive distortions, velvety reverbs, juicy delays and more, M13 Stompbox Modeler gives you total tone control. Use up to four different effects - or four of the same - simultaneously. Stompbox-style knobs deliver on-the-fly tweaking.
Order the effects any way you want. Create different pedal board effect arrangements, or "scenes," to instantly recall an entire song's stompboxes. Save a scene for your metal band, one for your Top 40 gig... you get the picture. No more tearing up Velcro just to change one or two pedals! Save up to 48 scenes and back them up to your computer using the MIDI in/out.
The 28-second looper is always at the ready with dedicated footswitches for Play/Stop, Half Speed, Reverse, Undo/Redo and more. Each metal footswitch can withstand constant stomping and rock and roll-style abuse.
Easy to use, built like a tank and sporting an on-board chromatic tuner, M13 Stompbox Modeler can maximize your pedal board (or even replace it) like no other pedal can.
Features of the Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Pedal:
A Complete Collection Of FX
M13 Stompbox Modeler gives you an instant collection of vintage and modern stompbox tones and effects. Sink your teeth into more than 100 tangy choruses, syrupy sweet reverbs, distinctive distortions, and more. Many of the effects are from famous Line 6 pedals and rack units including DL4 Delay Modeler, DM4 Distortion Modeler, FM4 Filter Modeler, MM4 Modulation Modeler, Verbzilla and Echo Pro.
Built like four side-by-side effect units, M13 Stompbox Modeler lets you run any four effects simultaneously with eight others on deck. Mix and match as you please. You have 100% control over effect placement and effect type - arrange them into tried-and-true combinations or get creative and cook up your own original blends.
Take advantage of Universal Tap Tempo to sync all your time-based effects like mods and delays!
Up to 48 different effect arrangements, or "scenes," can be created. Create one for your metal band, one for your Top 40 gig... you get the picture. No more tearing up Velcro just to switch out one or two pedals!
The built-in sound-on-sound looper is easy to use. Dedicated footswitches for Record/Overdub, Play/Stop, Play Once, Undo/Redo, Half Speed, and Reverse make it a breeze to operate. Even novice loop enthusiasts will be making music immediately. (Advanced users will appreciate the extended 28-second looping time and the looper controls that can be triggered via MIDI.)
M13 Effects List
- Digital Delay - A great workhorse effect, this straight-up digital delay has a transparent and pristine echo-echo-echo-echo...
- Analog Echo - Analog Echo is inspired by the warm and distorted delays of a Boss DM2 Analog Echo.
- Analog w/Mod - Inspired by the cherished tone of an Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, Analog w/ Mod delivers an organic-sounding analog delay with a generous dollop of lush, spatial chorus.
- Tape Echo - Tape Echo is inspired by the unmistakable depth and sweetness of the Maestro EP-3 Echoplex, which used transistor sound electronics instead of tubes.
- Tape Echo Dry Thru - Your dry signal with Tape Echo repeats.
- Multi-Head - Multi-Head delay is inspired by the sound created by the multiple playback heads of the Roland RE-101 Space Echo.
- Sweep Echo - Add a sweeping warble to the Tube Echo repeats and you've got Sweep Echo. This unique tone adds a tangy flavor to your delays.
- Sweep Echo Dry Thru - Your dry signal with Sweep Echo repeats.
- Reverse - !seltaeB eht dna xirdneH imiJ ekil tsuJ Whatever you play comes out backwards.
- Tube Echo - Like peanut butter and chocolate, tubes and tape are a great combination. Tube Echo is inspired by a Maestro EP-1.
- Tube Echo Dry thru - Your dry signal with Tube Echo repeats.
- Lo Res Delay - Inspired by the unique grunge and noise of early digital delay units. Many of which had only 8-bit resolution.
- Digital Delay w/Mod - Digital Delay w/ Mod adds a juicy chorus effect to your digital delay.
- Stereo Delay - The secret to the "Big L.A. Solo" sound of the '80s! Set one side as a fast echo with many repeats, and the other side as a slow delay with few repeats. Voila, you're famous!
- Ping Pong - Two separate channels of delay. The output of each channel bounces into the other to create the ping pong effect.
- Dynamic Delay - Dynamic Delay features a ducking control to keep the delays from overwhelming what you're playing. Inspired by a T.C. Electronic 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay.
- Auto-Volume Delay - Two effects in one! A volume fade-in swell and an echo complete with tape-style wow-and-flutter modulation.
- Echo Platter - Inspired by a Binson EchoRec, which inspired bands like Pink Floyd. Rather than using tape, the EchoRec used a magnetic platter to record and play back.
- Echo Platter Dry Thru - Your dry signal with Echo Platter repeats.
- Opto Tremolo - Opto Trem is inspired by the optical tremolo circuit that was used in the blackface Fender amps like the '64 Deluxe Reverb.
- Bias Tremolo - Bias Trem is inspired by the 1960 Vox AC-15 Tremolo, which got its pulse by literally varying the bias of the power amp tubes.
- Phaser - Phaser is inspired by the sound of an MXR Phase 90 but it's got a few extra parameters to bring you there and back again.
- Dual Phaser - Dual Phaser delivers a big jet sound inspired by a Mu-Tron Bi-Phase.
- Panned Phaser - A hypnotizing phaser that slithers from side to side. Inspired by the sound of an Ibanez Flying Pan, which is a four-stage phase shifter with a panner built in.
- U-Vibe - Inspired by the pulsing push of the now-legendary Uni-Vibe. One listen to "Machine Gun" and you'll be hooked!
- Analog Flange - Inspired by the classic MXR Flanger, which was made classic on Van Halen's "Fair Warning" and "Women and Children First".
- Jet Flanger - Compared to Analog Flange, Jet Flanger is more dramatic with a different wave shape. Inspired by the signature jet-like sweep of an A/DA Flanger.
- Analog Chorus - Inspired by the big and warm tones of a Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, the original stompbox chorus.
- Tri Chorus - Tri Chorus is inspired by the larger-than-life sound of a Song Bird/DyTronics Tri-Stereo Chorus.
- Pitch Vibrato - Inspired by the Boss VB-2, which contained a circuit that produced a bubbly vibrato. This pedal (and this model) feature a "rise time" control that when engaged speeds up to where you last set it.
- Panner - This effect pans back and forth between your left and right channels. If you run it in mono, it's basically tremolo.
- Rotary Drum - Inspired by the Fender Vibratone. This rotating speaker effect was popular with SRV. Think "Cold Shot."
- Rotary Drum/Horn - Inspired by a Leslie 145 tube-driven cabinet with a rotating speaker. Guitarists have always loved its signature shimmer.
- Dimension - Inspired by the Roland Dimension D, one of the first true-stereo chorus units. It's relatively subtle in nature and became an industry standard for double-track effects.
- Ring Modulator - Perfect for those late-night jams when only the weirdest, wildest sounds will do.
- Barber Pole Phaser - A classic effect from the world of modular synths. Depending on how you set it, this phaser either sounds like it's always going up or always down. Set to stereo you get both!
- Frequency Shifter - Shift frequencies up or down and set the mix to 100% for an otherworldly tone. Or dial it back to add interesting colors to leads.
- Script Phase - Just add the "brown" sound and you're emulating one of rock's most celebrated guitar tones! Inspired by an MXR Phase 90. Speed control only, just like the original.
- AC Flanger - The variety of vibey effects available from AC Flanger are inspired by the classic tones of the MXR Flanger
- 80A Flanger - The gritty and spacey sweeps of 80A Flanger are inspired by the distinctive sound of the A/DA Flanger.
- Pattern Tremolo - Engage up to four tremolo patterns to play in sequence. This is a truly original textural effect inspired by a Lightfoot Labs Goatkeeper.
- Tube Drive - A sweet, singing sustain craved by guitarists worldwide. Inspired by the tone of a Chandler Tube Driver.
- Screamer - Inspired by the smooth medium-gain tones of the collectable original, Screamer is based on an Ibanez Tube Screamer.
- Overdrive - Inspired by a DOD Overdrive/Preamp 250, which was designed to slam the input of a tube amp forcing it to distort violently.
- Classic Disortion - Angry and aggressive, Classic Distortion is inspired by a ProCo Rat.
- Heavy Distortion - The industry-standard heavy metal distortion of the late '80s. Inspired by a Boss Metal Zone.
- Colordrive - Colordrive will transport you back to the breeding ground of British guitar heroes. Inspired by a Colorsound Overdriver.
- Buzz Saw - Take a deep breath and repeat: "I can't get no (duh, duh, duh) Satisfaction." Inspired by* a Maestro Fuzz Tone.
- Facial Fuzz - Bottom-heavy distortion inspired by the Arbiter Fuzz Face, which is associated with the tones of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Johnson.
- Jumbo Fuzz - Jumbo Fuzz delivers a bright bite reminiscent of the fuzz tones heard all over the first two Led Zeppelin records. Inspired by a Vox Tone Bender.
- Fuzz Pi - Fuzz Pi delivers plenty of thick distortion and oceans of sustain inspired by the tone of an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi.
- Jet Fuzz - Part fuzz/part phaser, Jet Fuzz delivers the best of both. Inspired by the Roland Jet Phaser.
- Line 6 Drive - If we could go back to the 60s and be a part of the fuzz revolution, this is what we'd design. Inspired by the Colorsound Tone Bender.
- Line 6 Distortion - Completely saturated and over the top, Line 6 Distortion is massive and totally crazy.
- Sub Octave Fuzz - Biting fuzz with an octave below! Excellent for bass guitar. Inspired by the PAiA Roctave Divider.
- Octave Fuzz - White-hot fuzz with an octave above! This classic fuzz+octave effect was used by Jimi and other pioneering players. Inspired by the Tycobrahe Octavia.
- Boost Comp - A punchy boost of gain inspired by an MXR Micro Amp. The compressor can add hang time to your sustain and fill out your leads.
- Volume Pedal - Expressive pedal steel-style swells that are ideal for use with a Line 6 EX-1 Expression Pedal.
- Bass Octaver - This effect gives you a single clean note one octave down. Bassists love it but guitarists (including Jeff Beck) are known to bust it out, too. Inspired by the tone of an EBS OctaBass.
12 Compressors and EQs:
- Red Comp - Red Comp evens out your volume and adds plenty of sustain. Ideal for slow leads. Inspired by the MXR Dyna Comp stompbox compressor.
- Blue Comp - Inspired by the Boss CS-1 Compression Sustainer (with the treble switch off), Blue Comp delivers warm, percussive qualities that are great for cleaner tones.
- Blue Comp Treb - Inspired by the Boss CS-1 Compression Sustainer (with the treble switch on). Kick on this model when you want your leads to really pop!
- Vetta Comp - Adopted from our Vetta II guitar amplifier, Vetta Comp delivers a fixed compression ratio of 2.35:1 with an adjustable threshold and up to 12dB of available gain at the Level knob.
- Vetta Juice - A colorful boost taken from our Vetta II guitar amplifier, Vetta Juice pours out up to 30dB of available gain at the Level knob.
- Tube Comp - Tube-style compression with added low-end warmth inspired by the characteristic color of the Teletronix LA-2A compressor, a studio standard.
- Noise Gate - Eliminate the hiss from noisy pickups, or the white noise of extremely high-gain distortions.
- Graphic EQ - A five-band graphic EQ inspired by graphic EQ pedals like the MXR ten-band graphic equalizer, which was an integral part of Randy Rhoads's live rig.
- Studio EQ - Featuring a constant Q and soft clipping output with level control, Studio EQ is inspired by an API 550B.
- Parametric EQ - This EQ is complete with a high shelf, a low shelf and a fully parametric band.
- 4 Band Shift EQ - A typical four-band graphic EQ with a twist: the shifter can move the lower bands lower and the higher bands higher.
- Mid Focus EQ - A high-pass and a low-pass each with frequency and gain control used together to create a band-pass.
- Tron Up - Part Auto Wah and part triggered filter, Tron Up delivers a seriously funky vibe. Inspired by the Mu-Tron III envelope follower.
- Tron Down - Part Auto Wah and part triggered filter, Tron Down delivers a seriously funky vibe. Inspired by the Mu-Tron III envelope follower.
- Seeker - Up to nine "parked" wah filters set at varying positions and then used in sequence to create a pulsating, hypnotic vibe. Inspired by the Z-Vex Seek Wah.
- Obi Wah - Obi Wah creates sequential changes in tone by emphasizing random frequencies. Inspired by* the Oberheim Voltage Controlled sample-and-hold filter.
- Voice Box - Let your guitar Come Alive with the sound of a classic talk box. Inspired by vocoders, vocal tracts and surgical tubing.
- V Tron - Your guitar "speaks" with an almost human voice in response to your playing. Inspired by Voice Box and a Mu-Tron III.
- Throbber - Perfect for a multitude of cool electronica-style sounds and textures, Throbber is inspired by the Electrix Filter Factory.
- Spin Cycle - This is what headphone mixes were made for! Imagine two wahs panned left and right working in opposite directions from each other. Inspired by Craig Anderton's Wah/Anti-Wah.
- Comet Trails - Spooky and otherworldly, Comet Trails provides an enchanting pulse for you to add to your tone.
- Slow Filter - This triggered filter rolls off your high-end with adjustable speeds.
- Octisynth - Not to be missed, Octisynth provides textures that are equally at home in a mad scientist's laboratory or miles below sea level among its eight-armed namesake.
- Synth-O-Matic - Synth-O-Matic features waveforms from a mouth-watering collection of vintage analog synths.
- Attack Synth - Inspired by a waveform and wave-shaping functions of a Korg X911 Guitar Synth.
- Synth String - A monophonic synth sound inspired by the Roland GR700 Guitar Synth.
- Growler - Named Growler for a reason, this model produces a sinister "Grrrrrrrrr" that's inspired by a Roland GR700 Guitar Synth and a Mu-Tron III.
- Q Filter - Your very own parked wah! Let your solos soar with the colorful "honk" that became a signature tone of Mark Knopfler and Brian May.
- Vetta Wah - Our interpretation of the classic wah sound. Connect a Line 6 EX-1 Expression Pedal to take advantage of this effect. Adopted from our Vetta II guitar amplifier.
- Fassel - Fassel is inspired by a CryBaby Super, which is coveted for the mojo of its Fasel inductor.
- Weeper - Inspired by the Arbiter Cry Baby, this model is a variation with a different inductor and other component choices.
- Chrome - Inspired by the classic '60s sound of a Vox V847, Chrome comes complete with the legendary growl of the original.
- Chrome Custom - Inspired by the sound of a modded Vox V847 with tweaked gain staging on the first transistor stage, an aftermarket inductor, the Q widened and replaced with a 470k pot.
- Throaty - Inspired by the incredibly musical sweep of a hand-built Real McCoy RMC1, Throaty produces rich mids and a strong low-end.
- Conductor - Inspired by the distinctive sound of a vintage Maestro Boomerang. (Think "Shaft.")
- Colorful - Inspired by the wah section of a Colorsound Wah/Fuzz.
- Smart Harmony - Turn that 6-string into a 12-string, rip some '80s dual leads and so much more. This intelligent pitch shifter is inspired by an Eventide H3000.
- Pitch Glide - Four-octave range! Drop some dive bombs and throw some ice picks, a la Tom Morello. Connect an EX-1 Expression Pedal for the full effect. Inspired by a Digitech Whammy.
- '63 Spring - Perfect for surf guitar tones and spaghetti western soundtracks! Inspired by a 1963 brown spring-reverb head.
- Lux Spring Reverb - Lux Spring Reverb is inspired by studio-standard spring reverbs whose characteristic resonant sounds were created by springs suspended inside a metal box.
- Vintage Plate Reverb - Vintage Plate Reverb is inspired by studio plate reverbs with metallic-sounding resonant qualities.
- Room - Simulates the reflections and other acoustic properties of a classic echo chamber.
- Chamber - A dreamy reverb inspired by an elongated ambient space (like a hallway, stairwell or elevator shaft).
- Hall - A strong reverb tail to simulate the sound of a large open space (like a gymnasium, performance hall or cathedral).
- Ducking - This hall reverb adds a "ducking" effect: the volume of the reverb goes down while you play, and back up when you stop.
- Octo - Creates a lush, ambient space with a harmonized decay that's reminiscent of a pipe organ. Use volume swells and prepare to float on cloud 9!
- Cave - A surreal and cavernous echo chamber you'll need a helmet light to escape from.
- Tile - Emulates the acoustic properties of a tiled room (like a bathroom or shower) with clear and bright early reflections.
- Echo - Just like it says: echo... echo...echo. This is a lush echo with reverb.
- Particle Verb - A Line 6 original that turns your chords into a modulated pad. Three modes - Stable, Critical and Hazard - take you from lush and pure to manic and a little insane.
The Line 6 Story
Calabasas, California-based Line 6 was founded in 1996 by Marcus Ryle and Michel Doidic. At their previous company, Fast Forward Designs, Marcus and Michel assisted in development of several notable products, including the Alesis ADAT, Quadraverb, and QuadraSynth. Digital Signal Processing was still a relatively new field, and both Marcus and Michel had an interest in applying the principles to the guitar signal chain. As the story goes, any guitar-based development had to be kept hush-hush around the office. Fast Forward Designs only had five lines on its phone system, so any intercom announcements for a "call on line 6" was code for "hide the guitar stuff".
Line 6 released their first modeling amp, the AxSys 212, in 1996, but are probably best known for their line of Pod guitar and bass modeling processors. Since then, they have developed several lines of modeling amplifiers, effects pedals, Variax guitars and basses, recording Interfaces, MIDI controllers, and Relay digital wireless systems. Many of the amps and effects offer Artist presets, allowing fans to get the same types of tones as their favorite players.
Virtually all of their products employ some sort of modeling technology, offering a wide range of tonal options and sound shaping both on stage and in the studio.
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