You can therefore record two guitars or a guitar and a bass simultaneously, each with their own sound. I was lucky enough to have had in my possession a POD X3 , so I was able to compare the software version with the hardware version. Log in Become a member. First of all, just as with all Line 6 products, the interface is compatible with Monkey, which will allow you to check if your Line 6 gear is up-to-date with the latest drivers and software. Guitarists will no doubt feel at ease with the interface: Once the stress of recording is finished, you can tweak your sound, change the amp Phantom power is applied from the front panel by two switches that turn it on universally for channels and

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Here’s an animated spectrum analysis of both interfaces while recording the aforementioned acoustic guitar.

Line 6 TonePort Ux8 Recording Interface

Gearbox The real strong point of Line 6 audio interfaces, including the UX8, is the accompanying amp modeling software: Guitarists used to their tube amps might be troubled, and who tlneport blame them; here’s a sound that simulates the tone of an amp recorded by a mic and ready to be recorded.

Nomads should be warned: On the other hand, when using a hardware amp simulator, it’s easy to set up monitoring with no latency delay but you’ll likely be recording the full amp-simulated sound with less option for later changes.

Gearbox, the amp modeling softwarealso has its own adjustments for volume and pan. I recorded an acoustic guitar a Takamine EG with a large diaphragm condenser mic an Audio-Technica The Front The first thing one notices are the two VU meters which, by default, indicate the levels of inputs 1 and 2.

By using the input tabs, you can choose a level for each one: Pros Great for recording guitar. The clock can be configured internally or externally. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the UX8 preamp which, even though it has less headroom than the Presonus preampstill gives a good sound. But you do have the choice, and that’s the main thing.

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The plug-in sound you’re using while recording may not end up being the one you use for the track but it’s the sound you’ll monitor while playing and, with the round trip through the computer, may possibly be heard with a slight delay due to latency.

With Gearbox, no cables are needed: Image 2 of 2 There are plenty of jack and XLR sockets around the back.

The user interface is logically laid out with the amp controls on display and the effects as a series of colourful pedals. If the singer wants to use an amp simulation on her voice, just run another instance on another track.

When the conceivers of the POD took on audio interfaces, the result was the TonePort, a veritable toolbox for home studio owners. As for analog inputs, in the back there are 8 XLR mic inputs, and 8 asymmetrical Line inputs in jack format 6,35 mm.

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I noticed only a few differences and neither interface really outshone the other. That’s maybe why some people are disappointed when they try an amp modeler for the first time. Normally when recording guitar using computer-based amp modelling, the modelling software would be inserted into the recording track as a plug-in with only tonepport dry sound actually recorded – allowing a choice of plug-ins at the mix stage.

This is a nice initiative on the part of Line 6 since most home studios don’t have cabins, and so, when recording a singer, this allows the latter and the person doing the recording to each have their headphones on and to be able to turn off the speakers to avoid having the mic picking up and recording what comes out of the speakers.

You can even create stereo pairs for inputs 1 and 2, 3 and 4, etc. There are a bunch of categorised presets available to call up the type toheport sound you ud8 and editing is easily implemented by mouse whether swapping effects or toneporg types or tweaking some of the adjustable parameters. Line, mic or even instrument for the first two. You can therefore record two guitars or a guitar and a bass simultaneously, each with their own sound.

Line 6 Toneport UX8

I was lucky enough to have had in my possession a POD X3 lone, so I was able to compare the software version with the hardware version. As far as outputs go, there are two headphone outs, each with its own volume control. By arming an extra recording track you can also simultaneously record the dry guitar sound increasing your range of options at mixdown.

Phantom power is applied from the front panel by two switches that turn it on universally for channels and Designed to satisfy this need, Line 6’s new TonePort UX8 is the latest in a growing number of reasonably-priced 8-channel interfaces from various manufacturers but, unique among them, it has tonrport neat trick up its USB Since I own a Presonus Firepod a digital-audio firewire interface also equipped with 8 mic inputs and belonging in the same price rangeI was able to compare both tondport.

By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Regardless of the GearBox software, the UX8 does the business as an audio interface for any sound.