Line 6 TonePort UX2
Line 6 TonePort UX2

External Audio Interface of the TonePort series

User Reviews: 4.458

All user reviews for the Line 6 TonePort UX2

Average Score: 4.4 ( 4.4/5 based on 58 reviews )
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  2 reviews 3 %
  1 user review 2 %
Target: Beginners Value For Money: Excellent
MGR/MattG 04/10/2010

MGR/MattG's review "Line 6 UX2"

4
This is an entry level recording interface with two XLR inputs, two quarter inch instrument inputs, and two quarter inch line in's. It has a head phone jack, also quarter inch. It has two analog quarter inch outs and a Spdif digital out. There are two footswitch controls and a stereo monitor in. It connects via USB, and supplies phantom power. The interface comes with Pod Farm software which is a modeling plug in. It also comes with Ableton Live Lite, and Reason Adapted.

I bought this unit from an ebay store for $189. I shopped for many different units but I felt this was the best thing for a beginner to learn to record on. It came with everything I needed, software and all, to get started and learning the basics.

It is very easy to use. All you have to do is plug in, make sure you have the right input selected and record. The setup was easy as well. If you are using the Ableton software that was included, it guides you through to get the interface set up. If you have your latency settings set right, the interface has very small latency even when you are recording a processed signal. The Pod Farm plugin has some neat sounding presets and you can get some decent sound by tweaking EQ. The controls are very easy to use as well. Both of the mics have a gain control and there is a headphone level and an output level. The phantom power button is clearly labeled. Once you figure out how to use reason, it is also a powerful program. Each program is only a trial version but they all are very usable to start out.

I wish you could select the input you are recording with on the interface itself and not in a program. It also needs to be able to record inputs simultaneously. This isn't really a complaint for the interface, but they could have included a tutorial on how to use Reason with Albeton.

It seems to be built very well. I haven't had any trouble with it yet. There isn't much else to say here.

I think this is the best little package you can get for $200 or less. It has everything you need to get started and is fairly easy to use. You certainly wont end up with Pro Tools professional recording but it is a great way to learn.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Brock 03/20/2010

MGR/Brock's review "Line 6 UX2"

5
I've been playing guitar for only a few years, (drums for 10+, bass for about 5, keys for maybe a bit longer) and more recently making electronic music for my project Time Zones and Area Codes.

I bought it from guitar center for a little less than $150. I liked the reviews on the site and I needed an interface to record my guitar with.

<a href="http://guitarcenter.com">http://guitarcenter.com</a>

It's super easy to use, sounds awesome, comes with free software (without needing 'unlock' codes), has awesome amp modeling technology, sounds great with more than just guitars, has 2 XLR inputs for mics (which recently got me into doing more ambient/noise work), and pretty much all-around rocks. The bypass button is the icing on the cake though, not having to use their crazy digital rigs when you don't necessarily need to. Awesome!

Clipping noises, and lots of them. Even when there's no peak going on, I sometimes get an annoying little ticking sound that ruins my loop or track or whatever i'm working on. It usually can't be EQ'd out without losing my perfect tone. Also, the sounds are a bit 'digital' sounding, so unless you're using the bypass with certain instruments you're going to want to punch your studio monitors in the face.

In all honesty, I don't think it's that big of a drawback (unless you plan on playing football with the device), but it's not built THAT great. It will last, as long as you treat it with semi-special care.

This thing is amazing. Sure it's not a tank, but if you need to record guitar, vocals, bass, keyboards, didgeridoo, trumpet, violin, harmonica, or just about anything this is definitely for you.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Audiofanzine FR 03/10/2009

Audiofanzine FR's review

5
(Originally written by jool hobbit/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I bought it thinking it would come in very handy to make quick demos.

It has the connections I was looking for, authentic guitar and bass sounds in every music style, vocals, etc.

I use it for demo tapes and it does a good job.

I have a Dual Core computer with 2 GB Ram and I haven't had a problem.

Line 6 is the best at guitar simulation!

Some presets are stunning!

UTILIZATION

1 - Install.

2 - Connect.

3 - Play.

Take a quick look at the PDF user's manual, update the drivers... Everything goes sweet!

PS: don't forget to disable the sound card of the computer.

GETTING STARTED

- Two simultaneous recording channels.

- Very stable, almost perfectly stable if you configure your computer properly.

- Virtually no latency.

OVERALL OPINION

I've owned it for two years and I love it's ease of use and the guitar simulations. You'll quickly find the sound you need and they all sound very authentic... it's stunning!

It was conceived for musicians who want to jam and record with their PC and refuse to go through the hassle of long amp miking sessions, which end up in lousy results (due to lack of knowledge and adequate gear).

Pros:

- authentic simulations (guitar, bass, preamps)

- Possibility to increase the amp number

- Easy to use, even for DAW beginners

- Amazing Gearbox and Podfarm software tools.

- Value for money

- Very reliable and frequently updated drivers.

- Line 6 professionalism

Cons:

- The output converters are obviously not the best on the market. I just bought an RME Fireface 400 and it unveiled a totally new world to me (but then again the price isn't the same).

- Cheap plastic housing.

- No MIDI

- Quality of some effects.

The value for money is great. You'll be able to quickly record bass, guitar and vocal parts that sound authentic.

Check some demos I made using only this sound card:

www.myspace.com/goodchlorine

Guitar, bass and vocals were recorded with the Gearbox software. I used a SM57 for vocals (connected directly to the preamp of the sound card).

Ableton Live was also included. I heard it's a great sequencer but I never used it.

I wouldn't buy it again just because I don't buy the same product twice........
MGR/John Miker 05/31/2006

MGR/John Miker's review "Line 6 UX2"

5
Playing for 17 years (Rock and Metal mostly) I also have a recording degree from the "Recording Workshop" in Chillocothe OH

Bought new on Ebay for $200

It's an all in one solution for recording Guitars/Vox/Bass. It works fantastic and stable on windows XP with my recording software (Magix music studio 10). The guitar sounds from Line6 are really good for the price. The unit features sounds from the Bass Pod and also has excellent effect options for vocals. This one unit has easily replaced 10 seperate peices of music gear.

You have to buy additional software to bring the unit up fo the full PODXT (like the guitarport).

Excellent. Modern sound with a vintage look.

This unit is a fantastic deal if you have a newer computer to run it on. If you can get live drum tracks into your computer then you can do high end studio work on your home PC (with a good quality condenser mic for vocals).

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
dthoer 04/03/2014

dthoer's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

I'm bassist and I need a card that I can use in recording without saturating. This is the case with the latter.

UTILIZATION

No pb on drivers who are more regularly updated

GETTING STARTED

Easy installation

OVERALL OPINION

about 2 years
Sr O 11/29/2013

Sr O's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " good"

good sound card! but having bought a motu 828 mk3, I used just for soft Podfarm which I use a tool box to handle guitars! the delays are super effective!

UTILIZATION

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GETTING STARTED

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OVERALL OPINION

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Beaaxe 05/11/2013

Beaaxe's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " PERFECT!"

5
My choice was based on a semi-pro or pro enregsitrement desire for a ridiculously low price and ease of use.
I use it with studio monitors and I can say that the simulation of a real amp is breathtaking. I also use a Jackson RR3 with Seymour Duncan.
The coupled Podfarm software works with zero latency on my old Compaq presario CQ-61.

UTILIZATION

It is very easy to use. It installs Podfarm which provides access to many guitar amps, bass, effects pedals, compressor, EQ, reverb, speakers etc., are installed with line6 monkey that summarizes what you have installed and if an update is available and line6 license manager that allows you to check the compliance of your device and install additional packages without doing anything! Everything is done automatically!
Level latency here I am 190ms. It is huge but it is possible that my pc is not powerful enough. This does not affect the sound however.
The sound card itself has two instrument inputs 6.35, two mic inputs with phantom power, a USB port and outputs 6.35. Presets in Podfarm are also great for guitar and bass for voice. Reverb and other effects are there to give a voice perfect for recording sound. You can record a voice and an instrument not simultaneously but not both instruments. Too bad I say.

GETTING STARTED

Installation, as I said, very simple. Everything is guided with line 6 monkey and line 6 license manager. You just have to let yourself be guided without any difficulty.
The documentation is clear

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year I would say. I used to think about buying a sound card to get a cleaner for my enresitrements sound. I came across this one and I must say that I am still under the spell.
I recently bought a new pack with other amp models. I just needed to get my credit card code and launch line 6 license manager to accept the installation of the new package. In two seconds it was done.

The value for money is immbattable. Line 6 are really the kings of the amp simulation.
03/12/2013

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Good product"

4
For all that is connection, I invite you to visit the line6 quite well stocked with product documentation.

I bought this product there are at least five years, so this is the first version (not the case in all black, but I do not know if there is a real difference apart from the color).

The connection is pretty well supplied.
I use a packard bell easynote LJ65 XP, no problem.

UTILIZATION

Few times it took me to reinstall the drivers because did not recognize the card, but whenever we go again niquel. This should happen once every two years on average. It is fairly stable as a product.
Podfarm software, at least the free version so light is quite honorable. While we mess a bit to find a good sound as presets provided are a bit lousy but worth the cost to look to find it sounds very good.
I do not use a mic or instrument input. This is where I regret not having taken UX1 version. I like the meters ... Is this a valid argument to justify the purchase? These gadgets are pretty ...
No excessive latency.
It is not easy to record two instruments simultaneously. In any case I do not get it.
You can play with his guitar (in my case it is only electric guitars). With a low it also works well, at least the few times I did lai. For the song that is also the case, but my experience in this area remains limited.

GETTING STARTED

The implementation is simple, it plugs into a USB port you open the software and you can play, it is very simple and it works.
Really no worries on that side is still very fun to play with, you can make models with guitar sounds quality. In any case sounds crunches or saturated (for crystal clear sound and I've never really tried to like acoustic sounds).

I've tested this with the sound card software Peavey ReValver, it worked well too.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this product for at least five years. Never a failure, never a problem and yet it has come a long way, he fell many times. The knobs do not always spit. No false contact. It's really tough.
The kind I have tried any other product, except for a small sound card comes with a behringer mixer, it was not as easy to use and yet the connection is much lower.
With the experience I'd rather have the UX1, smaller and less bristling with gadgets such as the meters ...
This is a good product, although I have not tested other brands to compare.
In conclusion, ux2 has never disappointed
leprogr 03/10/2013

leprogr's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Not bad"

4
What characteristics have motivated your choice?

I want a simple effective and inexpensive


For what purpose?

I originally purchased for various recordings just to keep track of what I do and as an aid to the composition. However, it is effective enough to be recording my demo group.

What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)?

Currently I'm on a mac book pro 15 inch i7 and all bazard but it works really bad ... Being in Montain lion ... Line 6 has not updated these drivers. Otherwise ca before I was on a PC ASUS Core 2 Duo with 4GB of DDR2 ram and ca walked really well.

With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DtD ...) you use it and how connections?
Generally, I only use the pod and I made the decision to mic an amp

UTILIZATION

The drivers are stable?

Yes on windows xp, vista and 7 (the other I do not know) and not on OS X Lion Montain


Are they often updated?

not all 4 mornings, but except on my bp ca drivers will yeah.


What software do you use most often?

Cubase, adobe audition and I quickly try with logic and garage band


What latency you get?

I never watched because I never see signs of a high latency


How many tracks you get to record / playback simultaneously? ...

Read as much as you want but save max is 2 and still it's been tinkering still

GETTING STARTED

The installation is done it without problems?

If you can plug a guitar into an amp you will use the After beast ^ ^ if it is used in transplanting dampli like what I do, most of microphone placement is what!


Have you encountered any incompatibilities?

Yes Mac OS X Lion Montain


The general configuration is easy?

child


The manual is clear and sufficient?

I do not know ^ ^

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you been using?

I know exactly ^ ^ I would say around 5 years ^ ^


What is so special that you like most and least?

Pros: It's simplicity and efficiency
Cons: The models I find cold and real interest. (I'm a former model UX2 I understand that the right to have new pod so I just farm2 not speak above)


Did you try many other models before buying it?

Nop, I am persuaded by inte


How do you rate the quality / price?

good price and I got

With experience, you do again this choice?

At the same price, yes, more expensive, I would see a little be looking a little more elsewhere before that choice.
swan_kashmir 02/18/2013

swan_kashmir's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " well"

5
Used with a laptop. It is in the first price with jack + XLR with 48v power supply.

UTILIZATION

Stable product. No latency with the guitar.
Used with Logic Audio 5.3 under win7

recording a track at a time. Reading up to 12 channels without pb. Not tested further.

GETTING STARTED

Easy installation and compatible with other amp simulations as guitar rig.

OVERALL OPINION

Good value for models at home with a good sound without harming neighbors.