These inputs can be used to connect the controllers of Gearbox, the software amp modeler included with the UX8. The plug-in sound you’re using while recording may not end up being the one you use for the track but it’s the sound you’ll monitor while playing and, with the round trip through the computer, may possibly be heard with a slight delay due to latency. There are a bunch of categorised presets available to call up the type of sound you need and editing is easily implemented by mouse whether swapping effects or amp types or tweaking some of the adjustable parameters. I activated the high-pass filter on the UX8 to make sure that it was working, and actually, it worked quite well. Now we’ll be taking a look at the new version that features 8 mic preamps: It’s fair to say that Line 6 are targeting this machine at recordists who are primarily guitar players – or who record a lot of guitars – and they seem to have squarely hit the mark. Thanks to the metal frame, the toy “aspect” of many Line 6 products, is gone.
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Guitarists will no doubt feel at ease with the interface: There are liine bunch of categorised presets available to call up the type of sound you need and editing is easily implemented by mouse whether swapping effects or amp types or tweaking some of the adjustable parameters.
Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. Every channel has an XLR mic socket and a quarter-inch jack line input, with channels 1 and 2 having those extra Hi-Z instrument inputs each of which has an extra pad switch to accommodate different guitar pickup types.
OK, but how does it sound? Front-panel knobs control signal levels from the designated main stereo outputs and the two headphone outputs while the internal routing of signals to these and the main VU meters can be set in a software control panel.
One must be careful with mics that have a weak output signal: A red led will warn the user when the signal clips reaches 0 dBFS. It’s fair to say that Line 6 are targeting this machine at recordists who are primarily guitar players – or who record a lot of guitars – and they seem to have squarely hit the mark.
lihe You can even create stereo pairs for inputs 1 and 2, 3 and 4, etc. Lets check out the hardware side of the UX8. The user interface is logically laid out with the amp controls on display and the effects as a series of colourful pedals. But if guitar plays a big part in the music that you record, the UX8 will provide you with almost all of the amp and effects tones you’re likely to need and a totally painless way to record them.
The only limit is your computer.
This is a nice initiative on the part of Line 6 since most home studios don’t have cabins, and so, when recording a singer, this allows the latter and the uz8 doing the recording to each have their headphones on and to be able to turn off the speakers to avoid having the mic picking up and recording what comes out of the speakers.
The clock can be configured internally or externally. I recorded an acoustic guitar a Takamine EG with a large diaphragm condenser mic an Audio-Technica It’s as if you were playing next to the mixing console in a studio and the amp was on the other side of the glass, in the recording room. Now we’ll be taking a look at the new version that features 8 mic preamps: Log in Become a member.
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Image 1 of 2 A painless way to make great guitar recordings. I noticed only a few differences and neither interface really outshone the other. Our reviews are the best. Here’s an animated spectrum analysis of both interfaces while recording the aforementioned acoustic guitar. Benchmark As far as the converters are u8x, I made a few measurements with Right Mark Audio Analyzer, and the results were very convincing.
Gearbox The real strong point of Line 6 audio interfaces, including the UX8, is the accompanying amp modeling software: Designed to satisfy this need, Line 6’s new TonePort UX8 is the latest in a growing number of reasonably-priced 8-channel interfaces from various manufacturers but, unique among them, it has a neat trick up its USB Line, mic or even instrument for the first two.
Our Verdict The ideal multi-channel recording interface for guitarists, with loads of amp and effects tones. This means your timing won’t be compromised while taking advantage of software routing options that allow recording of the full sound, or the amp-simulated sound without any ambient or modulation effects. Nevertheless, in the end, I was able to get some convincing results hx8 of both interfaces and I’m sure that most people could find something they like within the multitude of modeled amps.
Line 6 TonePort Ux8 Recording Interface
Image 2 of 2 There are plenty of jack and XLR sockets around the back. But you do have the choice, and that’s the main thing. Using Gearbox in plugin mode allows you to have multiple instances at the lkne time. Normally when recording guitar using lind amp modelling, the modelling software would be inserted into the recording track as a plug-in with only the dry sound actually recorded – allowing a choice of plug-ins at the mix stage.
Your audio interface records the direct untreated signal from your guitar and then sends it through the amp modeler. This lets you create many submixes and to assign them to the physical outs 1 to 8.