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Line 6 TonePort UX8 Recording Interface  

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    World-class POD tone meets 24-bit/96kHz 8-channel recording.

    Start recording with TonePort UX8, the professional recording interface that combines supremely pro audio specs with tremendous input/output flexibility and the POD Farm Platinum software plug-in, to deliver legendary POD tone to any DAW.

    NOTE: As of April 2010, if you order this product, you'll automatically be upgraded to POD Farm 2.0.

    TonePort UX8 is the only USB 2.0 audio interface that combines the powerful tone-shaping mojo of Line 6's acclaimed POD Farm Platinum software—the same tone engine used by POD—with recording inputs for 8 simultaneous channels of studio-quality 24-bit/96 kHz audio. The sturdy and stylish rackmountable design delivers the kind of features and components you expect in a professional unit.

    TonePort UX8 immediately impresses with an eye-catching front panel design that houses trim knobs, signal activity, and clip LEDs, as well as two distinctive, retro-inspired VU meters. But it gets even better under the hood. TonePort UX8 provides the discerning producer with 8 XLR inputs, 81/4-inch line inputs, 2 1/4-inch front panel instrument jacks, 8 1/4-inch balanced line output jacks, and 2 stereo headphone jacks, as well as stereo RCA S/PDIF input and output.

    Of course, Line 6 is all about tone, and TonePort UX8 delivers in spades with the stunning sound of POD Farm Platinum. The comprehensive collection of modern and classic amp and effect models includes 78 guitar amps, 24 guitar cabs, 28 bass amps, 22 bass cabs, 97 stompbox and studio effects, and 6 mic preamps for guitar, bass, and vocals. What's more, TonePort UX8 will never let your killer tones lag behind your inspiration. Line 6's outstanding ToneDirect technology allows for superior low-latency monitoring regardless of the buffer size in your recording app. (POD Farm Platinum is Mac AU/RTAS/VST and Windows RTAS/VST compatible for seamless integration with major recording applications.)

    If you're looking for a computer recording interface with amazing tone, studio-quality inputs and outputs, and hassle-free low-latency recording, look no further than TonePort UX8.

    Features

    • 8 simultaneous channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio
    • 8 XLR inputs, 8 1/4-inch line inputs, 2 1/4-inch front panel instrument jacks, 8 1/4-inch balanced line output jacks and two stereo headphone jacks, as well as stereo RCA S/PDIF input and output
    • 8 sets of trim knobs, plus signal activity & clip LEDs, low-cut and pad switches for rear panel inputs
    • POD Farm Platinum software plug-in includes 78 guitar amps, 24 guitar cabs, 28 bass amps, 22 bass cabs, 97 stompbox and studio effects, and 6 mic preamps
    • 2-space sturdy metal rackmount design
    • 2 1/4-inch footswitch jacks for MIDI control of POD Farm Platinum and other software
    • 1/4-inch Expression Pedal jack to control wah, volume, or other effects
    • USB 2.0 connectivity for fast and reliable audio
    • Low-latency ToneDirect monitoring
    • 2 VU meters that can be assigned to different inputs or outputs
    • Internal power supply and IEC cable

    Front Panel

    • 8x input trim knobs, signal activity & clip LEDs
    • 8x high pass filter switches
    • 8x pad switches (-20dB)
    • 2x 1/4-inch instrument inputs with 2x pad buttons
    • Phantom power (48V) buttons for rear-panel inputs
    • Master output monitoring knob
    • Master mute button
    • 2x 1/4-inch stereo headphone jacks with trim knobs for monitoring different mixes
    • 2x VU meters with clip LEDs
    • Power switch

    Rear Panel

    • 8x XLR balanced inputs w/ mic preamps (+60 dB gain)
    • 8x 1/4-inch unbalanced line-level input jacks
    • 8x 1/4-inch balanced line output jacks
    • S/PDIF input and output RCA-type jacks
    • 2x 1/4-inch footswitch jacks for MIDI control of POD Farm Platinum and other software
    • 1/4-inch Expression Pedal jack to control wah, volume, or other effects
    • USB 2.0 connector
    • Internal power supply and IEC cable

    Chassis

    • 2U metal rackmount design, 1/8-inch thick
    • Durable black matte enamel with silver silkscreen for high legibility
    • Chrome knobs, buttons and meter rings
    • Internal power supply and IEC cable

    Software

    • POD Farm Platinum plug-in is your virtual studio rig, providing the immortal modern and vintage tones you need for guitar, bass and vocals (Mac AU/RTAS/ VST and Windows RTAS/VST compatible)
    • ToneDirect monitoring provides immediate responsiveness while you record
    • Recording flexibility: monitor your processed signal while sending either an amp-and-effect, amp-only, or completely dry signal to your recording software for later processing and effects bussing
    • Special UX8 software mixer provides cue-mix monitoring of up to 4 stereo pairs, ideal for live tracking
    • Line 6 Monkey is your worry-free software updater, compatibility checker and portal to add-on expansion

    Make it sound like you spent thousands on studio time by spending a few hundred on a TonePort UX8.

     

    TonePort UX8 Recording Interface Specifications:

    • System Requirements
    • Windows:
    • Pentium 4 1.2GHz or better (2.5Ghz or more recommended)
    • Windows XP (with SP2 only)
    • Host application that supports RTAS or VST Plug-ins
    • 512MB RAM minimum (1GB or more recommended)
    • 1GB free HD space minimum (10GB or more recommended for recording)
    • Drive speed 5400rpm minimum (7200rpm or faster recommended)
    • CD-ROM drive
    • Internet connection required for activation (once activated, Internet connection is not required)
    • Mac:
    • Intel or Power PC based G4 1.5GHz or better (G4 1.67 or better recommended)
    • OS X 10.4 or better
    • Host application that supports RTAS or Audio Unit (AU) Plug-ins
    • 512MB RAM minimum (1GB or more recommended)
    • 1GB free HD space minimum (10GB or more recommended for recording)
    • Drive speed 5400rpm minimum (7200rpm or faster recommended)
    • CD-ROM drive
    • Internet connection required for activation (once activated, Internet connection is not required)
    • USB:
    • One free USB 2.0 compatible port on computer (USB hubs not supported)
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    Line 6TonePort UX8 Recording Interface
     
    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    WOW

    So... how can I begin to describe how amazing this hardware/software combo is... Well to start off, it does it all. Drums, vocals, guitar, bass. Absolutely no latency,...Read complete review

    So... how can I begin to describe how amazing this hardware/software combo is... Well to start off, it does it all. Drums, vocals, guitar, bass. Absolutely no latency, no compatibility issues, no hassle. Very simple to set up and get to using. Pad features on each channel is awesome. Individual gain. Pod farm platinum totally nails tones if you know how to tweak them. Also with external processing (preamps, noise gates...) some tones sound better than having the actual amp. I run a iMac 2.93 Quad core i7, 8 GB RAM, ATI Raedon 1 GB graphics with Presonus Studio One Pro for mixing and mastering. Ive ran projects with 30+ tracks with about 3 to 4 plug ins per track. Yes, if you dont have the computer required to run this unit and software, it will be nothing but problems and a waste of money but if youre looking to record anything and not have to drop insane coin on amps (mesa dual rec, 5150, EVH) this is your fix. Forgot to mention how amazing the dual tone features are. Just do yourself a favor, dont spend $25,000 on gear and just get this. PERIOD.

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    Not cost effective

    If you can afford the CPU power this thing requires, then you can afford something better, like a Pro Tools setup. Its a nice system but it takes a lot of computer to run...Read complete review

    If you can afford the CPU power this thing requires, then you can afford something better, like a Pro Tools setup. Its a nice system but it takes a lot of computer to run it. That just doesn't make it a cost effective solution. I may return it and try a Lexicon Omega instead...

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    1.0

    Too Good to be true

    By Jonah-dqdHu

    from Vermont

    Comments about Line 6 TonePort UX8 Recording Interface:

    Feature wise it seems great, but it has many quality control issues. Out of the four computers I tried it with it only worked with one and it still had ground hum issues. You're gambling with your money when you buy one of these. Beware!

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    5.0

    Great Audio Interface!

    By WolfGangBang

    from Saint Louis MO

    Comments about Line 6 TonePort UX8 Recording Interface:

    If your thinking of buying anyone of the Line 6 Recording interfaces, buy this one, All Effects are unlocked! No Brainer, buy it!

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    5.0

    WOW

    By Joey-qf08s

    from Melbourne,FL

    Comments about Line 6 TonePort UX8 Recording Interface:

    So... how can I begin to describe how amazing this hardware/software combo is... Well to start off, it does it all. Drums, vocals, guitar, bass. Absolutely no latency, no compatibility issues, no hassle. Very simple to set up and get to using. Pad features on each channel is awesome. Individual gain. Pod farm platinum totally nails tones if you know how to tweak them. Also with external processing (preamps, noise gates...) some tones sound better than having the actual amp. I run a iMac 2.93 Quad core i7, 8 GB RAM, ATI Raedon 1 GB graphics with Presonus Studio One Pro for mixing and mastering. Ive ran projects with 30+ tracks with about 3 to 4 plug ins per track. Yes, if you dont have the computer required to run this unit and software, it will be nothing but problems and a waste of money but if youre looking to record anything and not have to drop insane coin on amps (mesa dual rec, 5150, EVH) this is your fix. Forgot to mention how amazing the dual tone features are. Just do yourself a favor, dont spend $25,000 on gear and just get this. PERIOD.

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    5.0

    Really nice product

    By disc1track7

    from maryland

    Comments about Line 6 TonePort UX8 Recording Interface:

    I love this thing. The processed signals are awesome. The software requirements will cost you though if you don

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    4.0

    Good for the money

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Line 6 TonePort UX8 Recording Interface:

    A nice product. I'd buy it again. In this day, at current computer and memory prices, if you don't have the computer required to run this, then you probably shouldn't be looking to buy an i/o board anyway.

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    5.0

    Works well...

    By Tripps

    from Alaska

    Comments about Line 6 TonePort UX8 Recording Interface:

    I bought this to reduce my studio equipment as I have little space. So far I have been very pleased with it. I run a P4 3.2Ghz with 2GB ram on XP. I capture 7 channels of pre-amped drums and use the instrument input through gearbox to lay the foundation with a live feel.The only downside, it has less memory than my old Layla 24 (4MB vs. 16MB). It is not a real problem as I just lock tracks down earlier on where I could mix/apply more plugins before having to lock things down with layla.Tone Direct monitoring works very well and is much lower latency than monitoring fx processed in my DAW software. I run the tone direct at one notch to the right of default and use a 256 buffer. I do only record at 44.1 or 48 which I think sounds great for what I do.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not cost effective

    Comments about Line 6 TonePort UX8 Recording Interface:

    If you can afford the CPU power this thing requires, then you can afford something better, like a Pro Tools setup. Its a nice system but it takes a lot of computer to run it. That just doesn't make it a cost effective solution. I may return it and try a Lexicon Omega instead...

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    5.0

    Awesome for most recordings

    Comments about Line 6 TonePort UX8 Recording Interface:

    Bought it. Love it once u figure the proper settings for your recording software. the tones in gearbox rule! plugins work great with sonar. cant complain at all!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just got the UX8

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Line 6 TonePort UX8 Recording Interface:

    I have been using the Line6 UX2 since it came out and I have been very happy with it and it really has great sounds. I decided to get the Line6 UX8 because its a pro rack mountable box that has 8 Analog preamp mic/line I/O's, SPDIF I/O's, Expression Pedal Input (for Wah Wah, & Volume, etc.), Two Instrument Inputs with Pads, and 24-96 on all 8 Ins at once. Just so you know, it only does two GearBox processed inputs at once, the other 6 inputs are just regular preamp mic/lines, but the good news is that the UX8 includes the GearBox in VST so you can apply it to any of your recorded tracks (excellent value!). Another thing to know is that since the UX8 is USB 2.0 it does require a faster computer to take advantage of using live VST instruments in your DAW and the GearBox up at the same time, which I think is necessary. And one more thing, the drivers don't support x64 yet, but they do support Vista 32 bit. This box sounds great!

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    5.0

    Fantastic 8ch USB audio interface!

    By jimlyonsmusic.com

    from Campbell, CA

    Comments about Line 6 TonePort UX8 Recording Interface:

    Line-6 has answered the bell with the UX8. Twin instrument (HiZ) inputs and up to 8-mic/line inputs. They also include the Gearbox VST plug-in with this unit so it can be used inside of most DAW applications. Solid construction built to last. Installed into Windows Vista without issues. Only con: Line-6 does not have 64-bit Vista drivers for the product or a schedule for such.

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