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Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface 

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Ultra-affordable guitar-to-computer USB connection with killer amp and effects software.

The Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 interface is an amazing practice tool that lets you connect your guitar to your computer in a flash, giving you the best of both worlds.

The UCG102 guitar-to-USB interface lets you jam and record using modeling amps and effects without the need for any other gear but your guitar. The compact interface links your electric guitar to a PC or Mac computer via a typical USB cable, allowing you to rock with sophisticated software such as the included Guitar Combos Behringer Edition from Native Instruments, Kristal Audio Engine multi-track sequencer and Audacity audio editor. It also features a Headphone output for silent practicing.

Classic Combos*
Native Instruments Guitar Combos Behringer Edition perfectly recreates 3 classic combos. The virtual tube combos have an absolutely authentic, dynamic and pure tone.

Guitar Combo I's popular role model revolutionized British pop music. From soft to distorted, this combo has a uniquely inspiring sonic character.

Guitar Combo II is the epitome of the clean and crunchy blues sound. Over the course of several decades, this warm and unmistakable sound has made a valuable contribution to countless hits.

Based on the famous tube amps that spawned the guitar legends of the late '60s and early '70s, Guitar Combo III embodies the rock sound. Its distinctive and individual tone can be as warm as it can be hard.

Get it now and take off with this USB interface.

* Fully functional demo versions of all three combos are available to download. These all offer the same features as the full versions but will only run for the first 30 days after installation. You can use the included coupon ID to download the serial number to the Guitar Combo of your choice FOR FREE!

FEATURES
  • Mac or PC compatible
  • Headphone output
  • Download 3 demo versions of Native Instruments Guitar Combos

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BehringerGuitar Link UCG102 USB Interface
 
3.3

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

  • Limited functions (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (14)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect to get rid of annoying latency

With this you can record your instrument or mic with the USB of your PC and play along with other tracks in your home recording software, monitoring in real time with ZERO latency!Read complete review

With this you can record your instrument or mic with the USB of your PC and play along with other tracks in your home recording software, monitoring in real time with ZERO latency!
This will turn your laptop into a powerful recording studio with zero delay/latency issues so you can play along with tracks while monitoring in real time! JUST what I was looking for and at a GREAT price too!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

One star, because it won't let me give 0 or negative stars!

Shame on Behringer and Musician's Friend for continuing to market this, without noting the software limitations! I'm fairly computer competent, but have still struggled all morning with trying to get this wretched thing...Read complete review

Shame on Behringer and Musician's Friend for continuing to market this, without noting the software limitations! I'm fairly computer competent, but have still struggled all morning with trying to get this wretched thing to work. What should be a simple little gadget, requiring little more than plugging in to a USB port, has turned into a time consuming, expeditious tour of internet rabbit holes, trying to locate usable software elements that can all 'play nice' together. And I'm still not there: the software that I have located does not install correctly. Yeesh. Also, contrary to the sales pitch, you don't get to choose a Native Instruments modeled combo, as the included serial number is assigned to one model.

For me, the buying decision here was between this item and the next higher priced units (the Bespeco and the Vox). The Behringer has already consumed more than the difference in price, in time and difficulty. I'll be returning this worse-than-useless thing, and looking into one of those.

It strikes me that it might actually be possible to find and install software components that will allow this to function the way it is supposed to. But it should not be necessary to do that in the first place.

Recommend to a friend? Not hardly. And I'll certainly be a little more careful about making the Behringer choice next time.

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(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great input device

By Rick Greens

from Kansas City, MO

Comments about Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface:

If you're not a ham-fisted moron, this device is an inexpensive way to interface your guitar (or anything else with mic-level 1/4" output) with your computer. It makes for flawless digital recordings, and is great for musicians like myself who collaborate with others online.If you are uncomfortable working with computers, have a mental defect, or are a public school teacher, I would recommend going with a different product, or perhaps forgoing any attempts at utilizing a digital input device for your guitar.If you are comfortable doing things like tying your own shoes, putting pants on one leg at a time, or operating a moving vehicle, I assure you, it will work perfectly for you.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

If you're running windows 8 don't buy it! 0 stars

By gruveb

from Arizona

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Comments about Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface:

There are not any drivers, that I could find, to make this work with windows 8. The software is written for XP. Save yourself the time and money. I'm returning this immediately.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't buy it!

By Snake Venom

from New York, NY

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Comments about Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface:

I would not recommend this interface. Better off with IK Multimedia Stealth Plug instead!.
I was trying to use this with Amplitube Metal and #3, but found out that it doesn't work properly with either software. There is too much noise in the background and latency is a major problem. The output of the guitar does not match with the same time as I pluck the strings. I tried different hertz settings but none of them seems to solve the problem.

I hate this thing!!
Well housed and compact, but it does nothing for me if the product does not work properly!!
What am I getting out of something that doesn't work properly??

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GREAT device...Just wish it was easier to set up

By Larry

from Harrisburg, Il

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface:

    This is a great, great interface. I get almost zero latency. But be warned, it is a beast to get going the first time. I'm very computer literate and it took me multiple days to get it working right. But wow it was worth it.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect to get rid of annoying latency

    By Perryinjax YouTube Channel

    from Jax Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Easy Travel
    • Fits Easily In Gig Bag
    • Lightweight
    • Use For Instrument Or Mic
    • Versatile
    • Zero Latency

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Pc Recording Studio
      • Plug Instrument To Pc
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface:

      With this you can record your instrument or mic with the USB of your PC and play along with other tracks in your home recording software, monitoring in real time with ZERO latency!
      This will turn your laptop into a powerful recording studio with zero delay/latency issues so you can play along with tracks while monitoring in real time! JUST what I was looking for and at a GREAT price too!

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good cheap interface

      By Abe Froman

      from Saturn

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface:

          To those having problems, setup ASIO in your software. I have this working with Amplitube, Guitar Rig and Rakarrack(linux)with no problems. boom

          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Piece of Junk

          By Pecosdog

          from Pecos, NM

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • none

          Cons

          • Worthless

          Best Uses

          • None

          Comments about Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface:

          It came with no download CD's in the box. Behringeer site downloads proved useless. Customer support is non-existent. Very disappointing experience with this product.

          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          So far so bad!

          By Jerry

          from Park City, UT

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface:

          The software is very old, did not install as described in the manuals and there was no obvious auto-download from either vendor. I'm dead in the water and will return it if the vendor(s) don't reply.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A lot of fun for a little money

          By Mandotele

          from Winston-Salem, NC

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface:

            Was disappointed at first because the ASIO driver on the software disc did not load. Read some other reviews about win7 problems and almost gave up. Went to the Behringer website and downloaded the driver. This thing works great(with the correct driver). Native Instruments Guitar Combo is awesome, I can now play along with Maschine.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Conforms to What it Purports to Be

            By Maynard57

            from St. Paul, MN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 USB Interface:

              I'm sorry to hear some are having problems. Basing a negative review on that, however, doesn't do anyone much good. I've tried this interface on several computers, several operating systems, etc., and it sets up just fine if you do it right. If its not working for you, have someone walk you through it. You don't need Berringer customer support. Any computer geek with a short sleeve dress shirt and a pencil in his ear will do. This thing is what it is, and does what it does very acceptably.

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