POD Studio UX2 review by Line 6

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 2
  • Reliability & Durability: 1
  • Ease of Use: 3
  • Reviewer's score: 3.5 Poor
  • Users' score: 7 (41 votes)
Line 6: POD Studio UX2
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Price paid: A$ 260

Purchased from: Local Guitar Shop

Sound — 8
Just using it with my Yamaha pacifica at the moment and the sounds you can gain through POD Farm are quite cool (the basic one's supplied that is). As I generally stick to blues/folky/rock I usually can find something close to what I'm looking for. I have heard a lot of complaint about the distortions, but this is kinda unfounded, as there is enough to get a good sounding distortion out of the unit.

Overall Impression — 2
Overall this unit seems to be great, if you can get it working. I would never buy another one, I would just splurge a bit more and get a M-Box Protools system, which I have heard great things about.

Reliability & Durability — 1
This is where the Line6 unit loses all its marks. My mic inputs are shot, haven't worked since I got the unit. I have to run the guitar through the line inputs on the back, as the guitar inputs also refuse to work. BEWARE of the line6 curse, A LOT of people are having problems, especially in regards to the Studio and Toneport.

Ease of Use — 3
Once you get the set-up worked out and all the software installed, it seems fairly easy to use. Requires a lot of upgrades to get the full range of sounds within POD Farm, which seems a little rich. No hardcopy of the manual is included, which is an absolute joke and means having to spend many hours and days searching Line6's website for relevant information. I found youtube often was the answer to my questions.

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