So I just bought the line 6 toneport ux2 and it came with a recording program called ableton and a thing called gearbox, and its really confusing, so one friends told me to use audacity to get a good recording (check this link to here there recorded song on it... http://www.myspace.com/arcatherion or another band using it.....http://profile.myspace.com/index.cf...endID=425440246 ) so i try audacity with it and my guitar pro 5 drums sound fine then i put my guitar in and the distortion quality sucks..why is that?
I use guitarport which is very similar to that, gearbox etc. and ive found that when you use any tone and record it straight into audacity it sounds like garbage. It takes a lot of messing around with the eq in audacity and gearbox to get a semi decent tone.
I have the Line 6 Tone Port UX8. I've used Gearbox to record guitar before, however going straight into Acid 6. (If you want to hear an example, head to www.power-pirate.com and listen to the song "Party". It's recorded with guitar --> instrument input on Tone Port --> Gearbox --> Acid --> Acid Gearbox Send 9.)
What took me a while to figure out is that last bit, the Gearbox Send 9. Are you using that? It's basically telling the computer where to get the distorted feed from, as opposed to just the guitar coming through your mixer. Does that make sense?

I'm not entirely sure what your exact problem is, except that the distortion can sound different when played straight from Gearbox and when played back on a recording.