updated 09:55 am EDT, Fri August 19, 2005
Line 6 debuts TonePort
Line 6 today announced , its new line of USB recording and modeling USB interfaces, bringing Line 6 guitar, bass, and vocal tone to the world of desktop recording. TonePort UX1 and UX2 hardware interfaces are USB-powered devices that include Line 6 GearBox modeling software, which provides a must-have collection of guitar and bass amp/cab models, stompbox and studio effects, and models of high-end studio microphone preamps. TonePort UX1 features a high-quality microphone input with preamp, a guitar/bass instrument input, stereo line inputs and outputs, stereo headphone jack, and an analog merge monitoring input.
TonePort UX2 adds more features like analog VU meters, a second microphone input and preamp, phantom power for both preamps, stereo digital S/PDIF out, dual footswitch jacks for controlling start/stop and punch in/out, and independent volume controls for the headphone and main outputs.
Both units support 44.1/48KHz with 16/24-bit recording, a 96KHz mode, and drivers for ASIO, WDM, and Core Audio.
Each TonePort interface includes Line 6 GearBox software, which offers studio-like features with a hardware-like and a simple user interface. GearBox includes 16 amp models from the studio-standard PODxt, 5 amp models from Bass PODxt, 6 models of the most in-demand microphone preamps ever created, and 24 faithful sounding effects that range from distortion to tape echo with up to 10 at once for adding the perfect vibe to any track. TonePort UX1 and UX2 both ship with Ableton Live Lite -- Line 6 Edition recording software.
The interfaces are expected to ship in the Winter. Pricing was not available.