Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to GJBurnham)Re: Plugins dont work with out the hardware connected
all line6 plugins require hardware or an ilok....
the only way around that is to pay for the upgrade to pod farm 2.5, its the first and only plugin to offer hardware independence.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2012 7:52 AM (in response to TheRealZap)Re: Plugins dont work with out the hardware connected
WRONG. When I first purchased my gearbox plugin it did work independantly. This has been some time ago. The point is it does not work that way now. I didnt ask anybody to change what was working. Line6 changed somthing and took from me what I have already paid for.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to GJBurnham)Re: Plugins dont work with out the hardware connected
i'm not wrong... at the very least it required an ilok license key for authorization...
you could of course USE the plugin without line6 hardware... but the license was either on line6 hardware... or an ilok key....
of course i'd welcome any correction/clarification from the official line6 support...
but i really don't think that i'm incorrect here.
line6 has stated that gearbox plugin support has officially ended....
however they have granted gearbox plugin owners a free upgrade to pod farm version 1
which has all the same sounds etc... even works with your gearbox compatible tones....
perhaps you just need to upgrade... for free.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2012 4:46 PM (in response to GJBurnham)Re: Plugins dont work with out the hardware connected
+1 to Zap,
The Gearbox plugin required a Line 6 device. This was the case with all of our software until POD Farm 2.5. There was no ilok version as well. Line 6 Device only. You can use POD Farm 1 with your hardware. The Gearbox plugin is unsupported.
Line 6 Customer Support
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to GJBurnham)Re: Plugins dont work with out the hardware connected
I could infact use my original gearbox plugin without my ux2 plugged in. I paid for the plugin as a seperate program. This has been several years ago but yes, you are wrong. I know this because I didnt drag the ux2 with me to mix and was still able to use the plugins. I havent had need to do this for a couple of years. Now when I load a track with out my ux2 or ux8 attached, any plugins I had previously inserted on any tracks stop working. I infact have pod farm 2.5 but it wont work unless the ux8 is attached. What a pain. I am involved in several projects at the moment and Im not dragging my huge ux8 all over the place to work on mixes with different people. So I end up just loading guitar rig to avoid this hassle. I like the line 6 sound and would like to use it more often but this limitation completley negates the benifit of having a laptop and being able to be mobile. If any know an option that would free me from this tether and not cost another $300.00 I would be most apreciative. I have invested close to $2,000.00 in line6 hardware and software at this point but if I cant take my sounds with me its all worthless. When guitar rig does it all with out the pain of being tied to an extra piece of gear to to lug around what reason do I have to hang on to all this expensive stuff that no longer fits the way I work. This is a critical flaw.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2012 5:52 PM (in response to GJBurnham)Re: Plugins dont work with out the hardware connected
The Gearbox plug-in was always tied to hardware as David already correctly explained. I don't how you were able to use it without the hardware to authorize it, but it's always been necessary to connect the Line 6 hardware that has the license on it (UX2, UX8, or PODxt Live in your case) in order to use the Gearbox plug-in within a DAW. When POD Farm 1 came out, we even provided you with a free license to use the POD Farm 1 plug-in along with all the model packs you have, however, even that program requires connecting the hardware to authorize the plug-in. These are the features and usability of the hardware/software that you purchased. Dongle free usage of the plug-ins was not a feature of your purchased Gearbox plug-in or the free POD Farm 1 plug-in we provided.
Now, both of those programs are no longer available for purchase. As you know, we now offer POD Farm 2(.5) as the latest software plug-ins which is a paid upgrade. You would need to purchase the $99 POD Farm 2.5 license to use all of your already purchased model packs within the POD Farm 2.5 plug-in, dongle-free, within your DAW.