Line 6 has announced TonePort, a line of USB recording and modeling interfaces, bringing Line 6 guitar, bass, and vocal tone to the world of desktop recording. TonePort UX1 and UX2 hardware interfaces are USB-powered and compatible with both Mac and Windows computers. Both TonePort models 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 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.
Included with every TonePort is Line 6 GearBox software that delivers a hardware-like, simple to operate user interface. GearBox includes 16 amp models from the PODxt, 5 amp models from Bass PODxt, 6 models of the most in-demand microphone preamps ever created, and 24 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 for a complete recording experience right out of the box.
For more information, visit their web site at www.line6.com