Line 6 TonePort UX1 USB Computer Recording Interface

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Recording interface. Modeling plugins.

Professional producers, engineers, and musicians turn to Line 6 in studios around the world because they know that great mixes start with great recordings. Now we're introducing the world's first line of recording & modeling interfaces with our pro grade tone for guitar, bass, vocals, and more.

TonePort is like a rack full of premium tube recording equipment, plus a perfectly engineered recording room for guitar and bass, thanks to our acclaimed guitar/bass direct tone with mic and cab modeling. What else would you expect from the makers of the revolutionary POD product family? TonePort even comes with a special Line 6 edition of Ableton Live so you can start making great sounding recordings as soon as you open the box!

The included GearBox software controls TonePort and gives you a premium tone front end for all your recordings. Includes meticulously crafted models of premium tube studio preamps, vintage guitar and bass rigs, and sought after, personality-rich effects. This is the tone that pros rely on and only Line 6 provides. Now it comes to your desktop with TonePort.

GearBox is the Line 6 software that gives the TonePort UX1 and UX2 hardware interfaces world-class studio tone on the desktop. Built on the technological foundation of the studio-standard POD XT and Bass POD XT direct recording devices, GearBox provides a hardware-like, simple to understand and operate interface for dialing in the perfect tone every time.

GearBox's meticulously crafted recreations read more of a dream collection of 16 classic and modern guitar amplifiers, 5 must-have bass amp models, and 24 stompbox and studio effects capture the range of tone found on the best tracks ever recorded. You can mix and match PODXT-based amp and cab models based on * Marshall, Fender, Mesa/Boogie, Vox, Roland, Soldano and more, with realistic looking controls that make any guitarist feel right at home.

Line 6 Treadplate
Line 6 Chemical X
Line 6 Insane
Line 6 Piezacoustic 2
Line 6 Spinal Puppet
1953 Small Tweed based on* "wide panel" Fender Deluxe Reverb
1958 Tweed B-Man based on* Fender Bassman
1964 Blackface 'Lux based on* Fender Deluxe Reverb
1967 Class A-30 Top Boost based on* Vox AC-30
1968 Plexi Lead based on* Marshall Super Lead
1968 Plexi Jump Lead based on* Marshall Super Lead with "jumped" channels
1987 Jazz Clean based on* Roland JC-120
1990 Brit J-800 based on* Marshall JCM-800
1993 Solo 100 Head based on* Soldano SLO-100
2001 Treadplate based on* Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier
Tube Instrument Preamp

From Bass PODXT:
Rock Classic based on* Ampeg SVT

Flip Top based on* Ampeg B-15A

Adam and Eve based on* Eden Traveler WT-300

Silverface Bass based on* Fender Dual Showman

Eighties based on* Gallien Kruger 800RB

Stompbox and Studio Effects:
Facial Fuzz (based on* Fuzz Face)
Fuzz Pi (based on* Big Muff Pi)
Screamer (based on* Tube Screamer)
Classic Distortion (based on* ProCo Rat)
Vetta Comp
Line 6 Sine Chorus
Line 6 Flanger
Phaser (based on* MXR Phase 90)
U-Vibe (based on* Uni-Vibe)
Opto Tremolo (based on* 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb)
Rotary Drum & Horn (based on* Leslie 145)
Analog Delay Modulation (based on* Deluxe Memory Man)
Tube Echo (based on* EP-1 Tube Echoplex)
Line 6 Digital Delay
Standard Spring Reverb
Brite Room Reverb
Medium Hall Reverb
Cavernous Reverb
Slap Plate Reverb
Wah (based on* Vox Wah)
Volume (Pre- or Post-Amp Routing options)
Compressor (based on* LA-2A Compressor)
Female De-Esser
Male De-Esser
Noise Gate
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System Requirements

Line 6 Monkey
The best way to check your computer for compatibility is to run Line 6 Monkey software. It makes all these technical details as easy to understand as thumbs up and thumbs down.


For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 818-575-3600

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (37 ratings)
Submitted December 15, 2006 by a customer from

"Easy to use, near-zero latency"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I'll keep using this until I need to record more than two simulatenous tracks. Excellent product...I couldn't ask for more other than digital in. Otherwise I would give a "10".

I'm going to split my assessment of "sound" into two parts: latency and signal processing. As far as latency issues, I really can't perceive any. The main reason I purchased this item was because of Line 6's claims of "near-zero" latency and tone direct monitoring. I'll have to say that I am very impressed. I run this on a Mac Mini Core Duo and the Ux1 performs very well. In this area I give it a 10. With respect to the Gearbox software, it does a decent job of emulating what you might get in a pod or podxt, but it is still a little lacking. Be ready to shell out some more cash for the model packs, as the toneport comes pretty "stripped" as far as modeling goes. In this area I give it an 8-9.

I wish it had digital in. Other than that, its great. Does exactly what I need it to do.

Ease of Use
Extraordinarily simple. The Line 6 Monkey software takes care of the updates very easiliy. FYI, my UX1 shipped with Gearbox 1.0...current version is 3.0 (Line 6...why aren't you shipping the most recent version?). I use this with GarageBand and the integration is seamless. Excellent user's guide. Although you must have Guitarport open in order to use the UX1 interface, you can click the "bypass" read more button in Gearbox if you prefer to run your "wet" signal into the UX1. I find this advantageous because I usually go into a Boss GT8. Also, you can deactivate the preamp section in Gearbox but still utilize the effects. This is good in situations where you are happy with your amp tone but want to add chorus, delay, etc. I do this with my Traynor tube amp...I run from the line out from the back of my amp into the UX1 and bypass the amp models. However, I can still add chorus, Leslie, delay, cabinet emulation, etc.

Made of plastic...seems lightweight. However, its made to sit on a computer desk, so it really shouldn't have to stand up to a lot of abuse.

Forget Gearbox...the interface alone is worth the $130. You really do get near-zero (actually zero?!?) latency with the monitoring. The Gearbox software is a gradd "bonus", but might not suit all of your needs like a Podxt live would.

Manufacturer Support
I e-mailed Line 6 support to get some questions about using the Toneport without running Gearbox (see above)...I had an answer back in about a day. I followed up with another question and the reply was the same day. I think that is pretty good.

The Wow Factor
No sex appeal...unless you are into male and female jack connections. Its a plastic audio interface for crying out loud!

Musical Background:
occasional gigging

Musical Style:
Worship, Rock
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