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post Dec 8 2007, 01:07 AM
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Had the problem of short lag when using programs other than riffworks (in my case reaper) but if you select the recording method/input to be ASIO rather than wave sound this problem is resolved.

Give that a go in cubase David guarantee it resolves the issue. The bursts of white noise can be rectified by adding a slightly larger buffer this does give slightly inferior sound quality but the difference is hardly noticable (for this go into the the line 6 control panel)

hope this helps mate

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post Dec 8 2007, 03:31 PM
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QUOTE (Alex Lewis @ Dec 8 2007, 12:07 AM) *
Had the problem of short lag when using programs other than riffworks (in my case reaper) but if you select the recording method/input to be ASIO rather than wave sound this problem is resolved.

Give that a go in cubase David guarantee it resolves the issue. The bursts of white noise can be rectified by adding a slightly larger buffer this does give slightly inferior sound quality but the difference is hardly noticable (for this go into the the line 6 control panel)

hope this helps mate


Amazing! I've had this device for a couple of years and noone has ever told me that before. Thanks Alex!


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QUOTE (David.C.Bond @ Dec 8 2007, 02:31 PM) *
Amazing! I've had this device for a couple of years and noone has ever told me that before. Thanks Alex!

Yeah I found that a while back also. Using ASIO instead greatly improves latency problems.


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Thanks for another great review.

A question, does it have a "Bypass" option?


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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Dec 3 2007, 04:27 PM) *
Hi there GMC, welcome to my review of Line6 Toneport UX1 USB recording interface. This unit`s main purpose is to easily connect instruments (guitar, bass and mics, also other line level audio sources too) and record them wiht zero latency and wiht an intuitive graphic interface. And beleive me, this thing does it WELL! Okay let us begin:


DEVICE: LINE 6 TONEPORT UX1
PRICE PAID: ~150$

PICTURE




KEY FEATURES:

- USB studio recording interface

- Sample rate conversion: 16 and 24 bit at 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz

- Gearbox amp and effects modeling software for Guitar, Bass and Vocals includes:

- 23 guitar/bass amp models with 29 cabinet models

- 6 vocal mic preamps for amazing, studio-quality tracks

- 29 stompbox and studio effect models, including Overdrive, Delay, Reverb, Wah, Flanger, Chorus, and more
- Single XLR input with mic preamp

- Single instrument input

- Line 6's exclusive low-latency ToneDirect monitoring

- Works with leading recording software on Mac® and Windows®

- Includes Ableton Live Lite - Line 6 Edition recording software

INPUTS AND OUTS


Inputs:

Single XLR mic preamp input with trim knob

Single 1/4-inch instrument inputs

2x 1/4-inch stereo line inputs

1/4-inch stereo monitor input

Outputs:

S/PDIF stereo output (RCA-type)

1/4-inch balanced line outputs with master volume knob

1/4-inch headphones output

Computer Interface:

USB bus-powered with LED status indicator

USB 1.1 & 2.0 compatible

Rock Solid ASIO, WDM and Mac® OS X driver
GENERAL INFO

This is a desktop unit, but it is very lightweighted. You can easily carry it around and say connect it to another computer. You just have to install appropriate drivers on that machine and a Gearbox software (I`ll explain later). On this model (UX1) there are no VU meters, there are software ones only in the Gearbox. BUt UX2, which is a stronger model (has some additional inputs and costs x2) has VU meters in the casing. There is a soft limiter in this device. Toneport doesen`t do onboard hardware processing (no DSP), instead he gives it to CPU to do the math. THe unit is made out of plastic, very light, and it looks like a toy, but a powerfull toy it is. It has a "Mic gain" and "Monitoring Output" volume pots for a hardware control from the device itself.

CONNECTIVITY

TonePort connects on a computer via USB 1.1 or 2.0. I had no problem connecting it onboard, but i had some dificulties to make ASIO driver work properly in Cubase for some time. But that may be local problem of mine. The power is also supplied through the USB so there is no external adapter jack.

I/O SECTION

It has a micpreamp built in. Not a very quality one, but for THAT price you realy can`t get any better that that. Bare in mind that this is not very sound-quality product but the accent is put on ease of use and connectivity. It has one dynamic mic input, no fantom power (UX2 model HAS fantom power) if you happne to use a cendenser mic. It has one dedicated input for guitar instruments, and two mono line in inputs for recording line-level sources. It also has monitoring inputs to be able to monitor a separate source (like from a mic booth in a studio). THere is NO MIDI I/O on this device (but it can function as a MIDI device in DAW). THere is no send/return options or cue/mix ones. For that price that would be to much really...


TECHNICAL SPECS


IT supports 16 and 24 bit at 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz resololutions, but only 44.1 and 48 are native. FOr 96 it has to do a sample conversion. I haven`t found any tribule in small projects for this one. It does real-time conversion no problem. IT supports ASIO, WDM and Mac® OS X drivers. The ASIO ones are not too stable, but thats my case only. TonePort has DirectTone Monitoring. Before the sound is feeded into a DAW software it is directly feeded into monitoring outs. SO you can hear the effects in real time and with minimum latency. That is VERY nice and practical as you can jamm along with playing audion and just play not worrying for your CPU performance.

ANd now - The Gearbox.

THe gearbox software is basicaly like any other guitar effects seftware. It has lots of effects and amp and stuff built in and it emulates those sounds. BUT, this program is MADE specially for TOneport. Toneport devices are controlled via it so you can adjust patches on differetn sends. You can even make sepparate sends for mic&guitar and record both sepparately into DAW software while directly monitoring all the effects applied on both inputs. Is that not cool or what? FOr that price yes it is thank you vey much smile.gif Now the toneport can act as a standalone hardware and you CAN use other guitar related software like GuitarRIg, Amplitube etc. and it can do almost real time effects with those, but GearBox sends his effeccs directly into monitors wiht minimum amount of latency. I can`t say if GearBox has BETTER affects than other products out there, but it has very nice clean and deacent drive settings. Also you get it for FREE when you buy TonePort, including TOne Library on the net, free 30day subscription for some additional multimedia material and a lot of upgrade possibilities. ALso you can upgrade it automaticaly over the net.


OVERALL


This unit is performing well on my machine. It serves me as an external Audio and MIDI sound card also and it is quite fast in that price range. I would generally recommend i to anyone who wants to record some pilot stuff on computr FAST and EASY. SO to all beginners and pros too, because it is cheap and very practical. I would definately buy one if it were stolen because i need it fo recording things easy and wiht some effects. I wish it had some MIDI I/O option so i can connect a MIDI keyboard on some day, but there is a better model that has built in keyboard! You can check out Line6 site for som more info.

Editorial note: published 2007-12-05


This is really good smile.gif thanks for letting us know...I may think of buying one. biggrin.gif


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post Jan 7 2008, 07:03 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jan 7 2008, 05:25 PM) *
Thanks for another great review.

A question, does it have a "Bypass" option?


It does , you can kill all the simulations and leave just the dry signal.. wink.gif Also when you activate its built in tuner it goes to bypass mode.. wink.gif

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post Jan 27 2008, 12:16 AM
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so whats about that one

http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp...ysubsearch=true

it's for half price..i'm dont looking nothing exepensive yet..becouse i'm beghiner and with that 1 beghiner question it's the item will work with small Amp masrhall 15cd??


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post Jan 27 2008, 11:38 PM
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i'm know thats almost out of topic question bud what is the realy advantage with the line6 for 150$ against that one which cost just 60$??? i'm never had any thats probally lot of features right??


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post Jan 28 2008, 08:32 PM
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Could you repeat that Besip, I didn't quite understand m8. You posted a link of TonePort UX1??


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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Jan 28 2008, 02:32 PM) *
Could you repeat that Besip, I didn't quite understand m8. You posted a link of TonePort UX1??



ooo i'm see my mistake sorry

http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp...ysubsearch=true

that is the right one

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You posted a link of UX1 again... I don't understand man... sad.gif Are you referring to UX2 maybe??


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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Jan 29 2008, 05:51 AM) *
You posted a link of UX1 again... I don't understand man... sad.gif Are you referring to UX2 maybe??



i'm dont understand this also. unsure.gif .becouse when i'm open the link i'm dont have there UX1
but i'm have there this model Line 6
TonePort GX Guitar USB Audio Interface
(LTPORTGXX)

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QUOTE (besip @ Jan 27 2008, 11:38 PM) *
i'm know thats almost out of topic question bud what is the realy advantage with the line6 for 150$ against that one which cost just 60$??? i'm never had any thats probally lot of features right??


Well my friend had guitar port and its cool too..Its just used for guitar recording and has only one input..But as I remember the modeling software (Gearbox) is the same as with toneport...It will do the job..


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Aha, I see what you mean! THe TOneport GX is then? smile.gif It's a nice device too. For a guitarist great piece of hardware (and software). There isn't a mic input but thats ok. I think it has the same specs as other toneport devices.


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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Feb 2 2008, 06:30 PM) *
Aha, I see what you mean! THe TOneport GX is then? smile.gif It's a nice device too. For a guitarist great piece of hardware (and software). There isn't a mic input but thats ok. I think it has the same specs as other toneport devices.



cool i'm like behiner don't know where to spend money first{and i'm don't have mutch money yet laugh.gif }
and i'm never work with stuff but if that stuff can record my crazy playing on my ESP Quitar and Marshall MG 15Wcd and also mu distorsion pedal Digitech df-7 i'm will be thinking about buy this smile.gif

actualy i'm dont know what all the thing do becouse i'm never work with stuff like that in my 5 month quitarist history laugh.gif


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Don't worry buy it you want regret it. You don't need the amp after buying it. Just plug in like this:

Guitar>DF7>Toneport.

You'll have a tone of possibilities there. If you need any help configuring toneport just let us know. I myself had some troubles configuring it, but it took like a few days to get the hang of it.


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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Feb 3 2008, 09:06 AM) *
Don't worry buy it you want regret it. You don't need the amp after buying it. Just plug in like this:

Guitar>DF7>Toneport.
http://www.espguitars.com/
You'll have a tone of possibilities there. If you need any help configuring toneport just let us know. I myself had some troubles configuring it, but it took like a few days to get the hang of it.



ok i'm will go think about this..so if i'm got you right the stuff recording and also then i'm can play by computer speakers right?? i'v got good 50w logitech so i'm ok then..but more importatnt thing for me is recording..it's there some posibility to put together then my web cam recording{video}with the sound record from Toneport??

and whats about the sound..somebody tell me the sound from comuter never can be so good like form PC-speakers??
but that probbaly isn't case on my AMP laugh.gif
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No problem Besip, I think I understood you there wink.gif

QUOTE (besip @ Feb 3 2008, 05:18 PM) *
ok i'm will go think about this..so if i'm got you right the stuff recording and also then i'm can play by computer speakers right?? i'v got good 50w logitech so i'm ok then..


Yes, you can jam along or do recordings via computer speakers. The toneport emulates the sound form the guitar amp cabinet so you get a similar sound to amps speakers on you PC speakres. Your speakers are decent enough, don't worry.

QUOTE (besip @ Feb 3 2008, 05:18 PM) *
but more importatnt thing for me is recording..it's there some posibility to put together then my web cam recording{video}with the sound record from Toneport??


Off course, you can choose the audio signal from toneport to be recorded when you record something with youwebcam. In movie maker, vegas, premiere etc..

QUOTE (besip @ Feb 3 2008, 05:18 PM) *
and whats about the sound..somebody tell me the sound from comuter never can be so good like form PC-speakers??
but that probbaly isn't case on my AMP laugh.gif


The sound can't be as good as on your amps speaker because amp speaker is a different kind of speaker than the PC speaker. Amps speaker has a lot more headroom for clipping tahn ordinary speaker, and it acctually shapes your sound along with the amp (but in smaller degree). But don't worry, simulations are getting better, and the sound from toneport is decent enoguh to serve you for PC recording purposes.


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Thanks Ivan for all answers thats help a lot
i'm gonna probbaly buy it soon cool.gif

for playing i'm gonna keep my amp bur for recording the cheap Toneport look verry good


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No problem man, glad to help smile.gif


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