LINE 6 ANNOUNCES TONEPORT UX1 & UX2 USB AUDIO INTERFACES
   


--World-class tone for recording guitar, bass, and vocals--


Agoura Hills, CA—-August 16, 2005—Line 6, inventors of digital modeling effects, amps and guitars, announced today the release of TonePort, the first line of USB recording and modeling interfaces, bringing world-class 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 Macâ and Windowsâ computers. Both TonePort models include Line 6 GearBoxä 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 high-quality 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 world-class studio tone with a hardware-like, simple to operate user interface. GearBox includes 16 amp models from the studio-standard PODxt, 5 amp models from Bass PODxt, 6 models of the most in-demand microphone preamps ever created, and 24 faithful sounding 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.

About Line 6
Incorporated in 1996, Line 6 is a music gear manufacturer dedicated to creating music products to inspire creativity both on the stage and in the studio. Headquartered in Agoura Hills, California, Line 6 currently has a presence in over 60 countries worldwide with offices in California and the United Kingdom. In just under seven years, Line 6 has grown from an original team of 10 to over 200 employees. As the pioneer of digital modeling guitar amplifiers, Line 6 has created award-winning products for guitarists, bass players and engineers, working both on stage and in the studio. For more information visit www.line6.com.
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