#1
i think iv heard a bit of stuff about them at shops and stuff, but yeah, i wanna know if they are decent from an un-biased (non shop owner) and which one is the best.


i think the main brand is line 6, being under the name of toneport.


this is what im hoping for.

a simple interface (usb or firewire, it doesnt really matter. i get no latency without an interface, but even with latency, i dont mind correcting it)

so i mainly wanna use it for pluggin my electric straight in, and then getting my tone on the computer. it would be awesome to get a great tone, but even if its ****, its main use is gonna be me jamming to myself for practise.


so i heard of "gearbox" i think it was called. and that would be perfect.

does that come with the tone port?

i also record vocals, acoustic guitar (through a condernser) and mic up my amp sometimes.


which interface would you recomend? and what software does it come with?

how much would it be in austrailian dollars? cause i dont wanna fork out heaps and heaps, for something ill be using mainly for myself.


thanks.
#2
Gearbox comes with the TonePort which isn't an altogether crappy solution if you're just interested in throwing together a few demos at home. The modeling is good when it comes to guitar and bass, decent for the mic preamps. I think it comes with Live Lite but I'm not sure. If it is Live it's definitely not the best recording app out there but it should get you from A to B.
#3
I just recommened the TonePort to another guy on here, from my experience Gearbox and the Tone Port are excellent pices of kit if your looking to break into recording. I really do recommend you look into a UX interface, you get dozens of pre amps and amp models, endless possbilities and you get studio quality sound.

I made this using only the amp models and effects that came with the Tone Port:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCYd19YbDP0

I think it sounds pritty damn good, i didnt have any problems with noise or latency, best buy i ever made. Im going to buy the new version soon, Gearbox has been ditched for Pod Farm i think, i havnt tried it sounds good. Hope that helps
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Last edited by stratacaster at Jan 29, 2009,
#4
so do the line six products still come with "gear box", or has the software they come with been replaced by "pod farm" ?
#5
you can get the old ones still with gear box, but its going to be at a super low price.
the old ones are the ones that have red on the bodies. side note: these arn't vista compatible as far as I am aware.

The new versions come with pod farm. They are solid black.

-Ryan