All user reviews for the Line 6 POD Studio UX2
Line 6 POD Studio UX2: The Test - Back in Black
Well known for its guitar amp simulators, Line 6 has recently updated its Toneport range of audio interfaces, and renamed it POD Studio while they were at it. Let's take a look at the new UX2 and see what changes have been made.
mrjason's review"Great if you are a beginner "
This interface is very simple and easy to use/set up. There are 2 ¼ inch guitar inputs and ¼ inch line inputs. There are balanced XLR inputs with microphone preamps and phantom power. It comes with Ableton Live Lite Studio Edition which will only let you record up to 16 tracks which may be enough if you are a beginner.
If you are low on money and need an interface to record your guitar tracks with, this is the way to go. You will also get some really good effects and plug ins that you will use for ever. There have been a few driver updates over the years that they have made as well for Windows 7 users and anyone who is using Snow Leopard on a Mac. So it is basically compatible with any system you have right now unless you are on a very new system especially something like Windows 8.
This system is a must have, you will get some very good sound quality for a low price and a bunch of other cool effects and plug ins too. If you are more advanced I would not recommend this because you will want something a little more stable and in depth.
ericthegreat's review"grea on my mac"
It runs great and only had some minor issues with it loading up, but no crashes for freezes which is always a good thing. Especially when your on a mac, or maybe it doesn’t freeze because im on a mac, if I was on my pc with vista it would probably have all types of problems.
Getting started was pretty quick and easy not much too it. Very good clear manual too.
Overall, This is the interface you need if you are on a budget, but need something that sounds pro. I use it with ezdrummer & the included 8 track software. The effects for guitar are endless, & The thing is just plain easy to use & install. This is the BEST interface in this price range. I am 90 % happy with it. The ONLY drawback is no phantom power on the mic. jack....However, If you are using a Sure SM-57 like I am, you can get great results plain & simple. Order one today!!
lukleprog's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Swiss Army Knife"
2 XLR inputs (phantom power please), two jack inputs with active instruments for it seems to me,
a USB port, a SPDIF jack and headphone jack
the choice of entries is in the virtual mixer Podfarm
BOSS GS10 to my excellent passed away after the cat will be relieved it!
So I needed a similar product but considering the price of the Boss at the time (500 euros anyway) and that of the 6 line I thought I had to deal with a gadget more for what I stand corrected heavily
I use the UX2 with cubase and the driver didn 'never fails no re-installation as a PCI card that I also have and I will not mention the name
latency is low in contrast board, throw an occasional glance at the VU meters (which are very convenient for that matter) was quick to climb the towers
I have swung a couple of tracks for a bounce and he kept all its clarity
the design of the machine is very successful single buttons and lightness of all are a little cheap
Installation is no problem I have an XP but you need an internet connection to enjoy the Podfarm
Software is not resource hungry, I can make it work with an audio editor and Nuendo together launched and it 's no no crash yet I do not have a racing while being USB2
I never used the UX2 to record one or more tracks simultaneously because I have a table for firewire recording everything
the Podfarm is simple enough to use only annoying downside: some simulations Amp absent if the software is not complete
For my part, I also use the gearbox software
I am a single home-studio owner, I have the UX2 for almost a year and I can not compare with the 10 GS I owned
latency is already lower than the GS10
sound higher color more potato least aigrelets, patches and other simulations are convincing but the effects for bass and vocals seem a bit neglected (that is unfortunately the case with most multi-effects) apart a patch that makes it sound like a bass Rickenbaker
compared to GS10 lacks the slow gear which cut attacks automatically (like PDAL steel but can be compensated with a volume pedal) and feadback effect simulating the feedback to this memorandum which gave a devastating effect for solos but otherwise it has nothing to envy
I recently made the vocals sound with a singer and even if it does not transcend it can fill a sound recording on the fly until something better
but the more I think it is the bounce
I was previously on a PCI card that seemed fine but when I have switched to the UX2 I redid all the mixes of my songs with this card
sound even with many tracks is clear I can lower the sound track and it is still distinctly audible in the master, the bass is well defined without absorbing any
looking back I wonder how I have managed without
considering the price it's almost given for a map of this level
the distinction which I love the most it's versatility, clarity and Podfarm which is very successful
the less they are simulations of missing amp in some patches, you need an internet connection to activate the software, the interface lacks noon, as I have been able to perceive in the model that I have a low level between the left and right channel but nothing that is handicapping for normal use
although honestly do not have it, if you need a multi-effects and a sound card without the tantrums your banker does not go beyond that is the Swiss Army knife of the musician you need
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bad"
This map is leaking, simply because it is unstable. When you find the sound that suits you and that after 2 or 3 minutes, your guitar sound is interspersed with uncontrolled crunches, you want to throw everything out the window. This is all the more pernicious as it is not systematic. Setting the latency and not in question, because of course tested.
The case looks like a plastic wrapper so it does not breathe component quality. Finally, the offer included a very interesting soft "Gearbox" with a perfect concept for beginners. Line 6 has abandoned along the way (in favor of Podfarm) and left us like two round flan ...
It is better to buy more rarely take time but buy quality material (see the many different opinions on the forum to get an accurate idea)
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Duael's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good for beginners"
I use a sony vaio, i5 dual core 2.27ghz, 4gb ram, windows 7 64bit.
I use reaper in daw.
I used the ux2 with esp eclipse, and rode a NT1A sm57.
In monitoring, I have deluxe BX8a.
The drivers are not updated for over a year. My ux2 jumps regularly. Conflict with the wireless card, crunches. I regularly have to restart the computer to reset the card, because it comes back more after re-connection when a bug.
Regarding latency, with pod farm there is virtually no. With Guitar Rig, must be reduced a little buffer, or use asio for all.
It should not be used to listen to music or play a game and enjoy its monitoring speakers: this train, this bug, it cracks.
I read a couple of tracks simultaneously, but I had at the time no musical project necessarily going beyond. I never tested the simultaneous recording.
on the other hand for recording microphones (I have a sm57 and a rode NT1A) must push the gain knobs virtually background. I sometimes even replaying a virtual pre amp to boost the signal. Is this specific to my model getting tired?
The installation was no problem, following the instructions.
I have not met incompatibility.
I had trouble using it. The pod farm software is very intuitive.
I used this card for three years. Purchased used, it begins to show signs of major weakness. The knobs are very cheaps and crack regularly. I do not regret my choice at the time.
I love its ease of use, numerous connectors, low latency.
I do not like his lack of stability, plastoc side not very reassuring, low pre-amp XLR inputs.
I find it still a bit expensive compared to other current cards (although there are also software with pod farm).
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
ellebasig's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I recommend"
Config 8Gb RAM, ssd core i7 250 G
I was delighted to be able to use this interface Digital Audio
able to connect my guitar to my PC but ultimately it's not extra than that, I have a bette racing ASUS PC-G75VW T1329V and I all the time micro cuts and ca me drunk, I want to register with a voice and a piano ben ca promise I have not found solutions to overcome the concern of micro cuts. .....
Latency -> Micro cuts
install without Worries
not try other models
EMU E 404 with my music teacher in external USB not worry Cubase 5.0
LInE 6 UX2 I recommend
1 of 6 people found this review helpful
Nico76210's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Line 6 always excellent!"
My PC is old enough, I have a few bugs that I don not equate necessarily line 6 or the supplied software (line6 reason, cubase lite, and RiffWorks T4 pod farm) no latency c is the characteristic line 6!
I have not yet conducted recording guitar but just play with reason to create a drum groove. And it works well ... I think a reason to pass comprehensive as 6.5. J've tested the microphone and singing c is also excellent because there are sound line 6!
No problem with a particular condition Pc ... My PC does not support pod farm 2.5 as too old nor the Variax Workbench ... Otherwise it goes.
One day actually test (yet thoroughly) but I know that it goes far enough amon personal use!
Great value for money.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Rockstar4Ever's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect for beginners"
PRE -2 with phantom power on XLR
-1 On high impedance input jack (a second input jack with PAD)
-2 Outputs on TRS
-2 In line
GearBox software-suite / PodFarm
< <Les drivers sont-ils stables ?> >
Yes and no
I always used the latest drivers to date.
I also use my pc to play (Guild Wars then and now Guild Wars 2) and the map crash the game regularly see the whole pc (with reboot) when used to monitor enjoy to play. I gave up and used so the internal sound card with another card kit as its default windows for gaming and internet. The UX2 is my Yamaha HS80M monitors are suddenly exclusively dedicated to music.
Cubase 3SX Cubase 5.5 and later it was common for the driver picks up and suddenly I had to disconnect / reconnect the USB cable, restart the pc DAW see squarely to continue working (3 to 4 times a session a aprèm noon).
Now that I use Studio One 2 I have not encountered this problem, any time I do not use the ASIO4ALL driver for Line6 but better latencies.
< <Quelle latence obtenez vous ?> >
Windows 7 x64 with an i7 2.4Ghz and 6GB of RAM.
* With the Line6 drivers 188.8.131.52:
A 128 samples (Lowest NOT stable in use) I 15ms
* With ASIO4ALL 2.10:
A 88 samples (stable in use) I have about 4ms
RAS for installation.
I have this card for 7 years and I'm about to change. I think therefore have a more objective opinion today as when I bought it and I had stars in their eyes.
At the time (being a student) my choice was guided by my budget. Paid around 190 € new stars in music, the compromise price / functionality seemed that there was more interesting market to save my models and compositions.
-The plastic pots are really cheap
-Fragile! The hood of my pc which lay beside her and fell on crashed (blinking red LED, it will not work again), I had to call for service that I did an exchange for a new one. RAS over there everything went well.
IT black spot is the PRE which are really bland (no shine). B2Pro used with a Blue Spark and SM57. The last quarter of the gain can not be used because the wind is too strong. When we know that the gain is 40db bottom is not great (do not even use a ribbon mic).
No-noon (I had to buy an M-Audio One to connect a keyboard)
-Some modules PodFarm are very far from reality (I think among other their "copy" of the LA-2A is a vast hoax). But overall it is a good starting point for those looking to explore the effects of different studio without breaking the bank.
Despite all that I would recommend to a beginner UX2 computer music with small needs.
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The Chickens's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Cool!"
Works very well, can easily associate a fruity loops or other
A galley can make the update drivers on windows 7 but it works after nikel!
1 people did not find this review helpful
I plug my preamp output lamp emulated on the entry line and I have monitor speakers to the outputs ... monitoring. Simple and effective.
Use in Reaper 4 (which by the way is a small bomb) is simple and intuitive, a new track is added VST FX, a full instance of POD Farm, a category (amps, modulation, dynamic ...). After some trial and error, the automation of effects parameters is quite simple. Overall, side effects quality is Line6 spitting image. Some effects are very successful (reverbs, delays, chorus ...) and will sound very professional, others less (simuls hp unequal Univibe ...) and some anecdotal or very nazes (filters, synths). What I enjoy most is being able chaining in any order of POD Farm effects on any audio source: guitar, bass, drums, mp3 ... So creativity up a notch, put a plexi simultaneously with 4x12 cab and a big compressor outlet on a drum set a little soft sometimes gives very interesting results ... Unlike the X3 live, the usefulness of dual tone seems to me less clear since it seeks rather to overload the least sound.
The installation was done very quickly, must say I had already, Monkey, POD Farm, drivers ... I had, however, much more stability concerns with my X3 live (his loss, latency too high, crashes and reinstalling drivers and firmware ...). I even had to change the BIOS settings on my PC (thank you knowledge base on the Line6 site). After several hours of splashing and making my head, I ended up getting a config stable, with a slight lag but bearable.
I use it for a month, but I am four years behind me ... Line 6 It is a pretty well thought e interface, not the best in its class but still well placed, its great strength is the POD Farm.
Its defects? No external power supply, and precisely, only works with POD Farm (in fact I wanted standalone mode just to play quietly with headphones with the sound of my fabulous little preamp AMT without the PC on).
And eagerly awaits the blow POD Farm HD ...