#1
Hey... i'm planning on buying a new processor and have come down to the following two... any suggestions...
could someone who has used both tell me the pros and cons of each...

also.. how editable is the FX chain on the boss as compared to the XT LIVE


thanks
#2
Boss you can't really use live. Its like using a computer. It has more sounds though than the POD XT Live.
#3
I have a gt 8 and it is an amazing processor. I don't know why you can't use it live, it is very customizable to your needs. As far as the gt 8 fx chain you can put it in any order you want.
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#4
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Boss you can't really use live. Its like using a computer. It has more sounds though than the POD XT Live.

Boss GT-8, no contest. The idea that they can't be used live is just bull****, honestly. It'll take a little bit of learning to understand the ins and outs of the unit, but the time spent is well worth it.
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#5
Quote by whitebluesboy
Boss you can't really use live. Its like using a computer. It has more sounds though than the POD XT Live.


Explain why it can't be used live. And a correction if I might...it has far better sounds than the POD XT Live.
#6
So... is it possible to configure the gt8 so the the amp/cab comes somewhere at pos 2 or 3 in the FX chain????

if any.. what perks does the XT LIVE have over the GT8..


i havnt tried out the live... only the GT-8... and i AM very impressed with it
#7
also, is it true that the gt8 amp models arnt too gud??

and does it have an acoustic simulator??
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#8
^ The Marshalls aren't very Marshally, they have told me. I own a GT8, but I'm not a Marshall specialist. The Rectifiers are great IMO and so are the cleaner amps. It's just not the most straight forward processor to work with but in terms of tone, it beats the Line6.
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#10
I got the pod over the GT8, but my choice was swayed a bit by the fact that I was buying the Variax. I liked the gt8 and thought that it was a bit easier to use and it did have some nice tones, but now that I have the pod and have learned how to use it I'm glad i got it over gt8. Not to many things i can't do with it.
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#11
Yes on the acoustic sim, but you could have found that out by looking at the front panel. As far as the position of effects (including amp sims and cabinet emulation programs), you can put them anywhere...ANYWHERE!! Want the echo between the preamp and speaker...done. Want it after, just as easy.

GT-8 = steeper learning curve, but you get more of a processor for the hard work. The POD is easy, but doesn't sound anywhere near as good as the GT-8 IMO.
#12
OK OK>... let me say just one more thing that i am planning on using the pedal on my computer speakers........ and home recording.

Would u still recommend the BOSS.

also.. i hate to be a pain but does gt-8 have a sampler... like recording of a clip and playing back in a loop...(i used to have the AX1500G before which i left in a cab and never got it back)..


and.. how do u compare the preamp of the GT8 with the ax1500g
and.. is it possible to record on the computer via the MIDI on the device???? or how do u record through digital output... my soundcard has digital out as well.


THANKS THANKS THANKS
Last edited by raahil_cool at Nov 13, 2007,
#14
^I really don't think the X3 is worth the extra cash. Maybe 25 bucks more, but c'mon... it's practically the same thing. >>

GT-8.
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#16
The GT8 has a digital output, if that's what you want to know. I've borrowed an AX1500G from the shop to try it out, but the GT8 has a thousand time more features.

The X3 is Line6' answer to the GT8's double processor. So yes, I think it's worth the money if you decide to go with Line6.
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#17
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The GT8 has a digital output, if that's what you want to know. I've borrowed an AX1500G from the shop to try it out, but the GT8 has a thousand time more features.

The X3 is Line6' answer to the GT8's double processor. So yes, I think it's worth the money if you decide to go with Line6.


The X3 is Line6' answer to swiss cheese. The X3 is pretty much the XT, but now the processor is trying to process two different amp models. Really, take a look under the hood and you'll see what looks to be an XT in a new case with a few new features...totally not worth it.

Yes, you can record direct to digital with the SPDIFF output on the GT-8. There is no sampler to speak of, but if you're recording direct to PC, would you really need one? I think the trade off on the sampler is worth the pain for everything else you get with the GT-8 (I was sad that the GT-8 didn't have a sampler as well, as I like to do Fripp style soundscapes at times).
#18
i say gt8
one of the best if not the best effect processor ever made.
The only thing is you really need to spend some time to figure out how to use it.
Then when you get your sound you dont even need the amp to play live,just connect it in to the PA system..