Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2012 3:20 AM (in response to JonnyExplosion)Re: Toneport Ux1 (Pod Farm 2), sound dropping out frequently
Not sure about that. Strange about the switch position. All I can think of there is that the neck p/up is often lower than the bridge p/up and so there could be less signal going through, but this still shouldn't affect things.
Interesting also that you say its with humbuckers. Does this mean you've tried single coils and the output seems more?
My guess is that it is linked to the things like usb problems, driver problems etc.
So, you've noticed a change in the tone over time? Was this a sudden change one day or a kind of slow change?
I have another idea but I only mention it just in case. I know its not likely because you've tried different guitars, so its a long shot, but could there be some dirt in the guitar switch that is letting only a thin sound get through?
I have this on one of my guitars. It has got dirt in the switch and I often have to flick it back and forth a lot of times to clear it. A switch cleaning fluid can fix this (if the right one).
Concerning trying different rates etc., did you also try different buffer amounts? Also, have you tried it in a different usb slot on the computer or with other usb devices pulled out?
Maybe someone else can help too,
Also, if you can't maybe try contacting line 6 at http://Line6.com/support and technical support.
I hope you get it working,
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2012 10:12 AM (in response to hulbert)Re: Toneport Ux1 (Pod Farm 2), sound dropping out frequently
Thanks for your response, David.
Those suggestions do not seem to be solving the issues. However, I decided to plug my speakers into the Ux1 device through the back analog output socket. The sound seems to be better than it was before. On top of that, my speakers would be putting out a lot of feedback and fuzz when I previously had them plugged into the headset socket.
The only hurdle I need to overcome now is to get both speakers to produce sound through this analog output. Sound is only coming out of my left speaker. I only have one 1/8" plug and one 1/4" adapter, so only one analog output is occupied at this moment.
Can anyone instruct me as to how to hook up my speakers to the analog output on the rear portion of the UX1 so that both speakers are producing sound?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 4:21 AM (in response to JonnyExplosion)Re: Toneport Ux1 (Pod Farm 2), sound dropping out frequently
Yes, I had a look at the speakers you mentioned and noticed the web site said it has a "line in" but I wasn't sure, as it says about mp3 players which usually I think give headphone type level. Anyway, I couldn't see if the speakers have a socket in them or if it is a cable already connected.
If it has a socket (probably 3.5mm size), then something like this would be ok (cable length might be too much but gives an idea of type of cable:
If it allows two mono inputs, then something like this, although these are big plugs - but you could get small ones:
Or, if it is like I think it might be, and has a cable already, then you could connect the cable into a cable like this:
By the way, is the sound still cutting out or do you think it was because of using the headphone socket?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2012 6:34 PM (in response to hulbert)Re: Toneport Ux1 (Pod Farm 2), sound dropping out frequently
Thanks for your help, David.
I think the sound issue has something largely to do with using the headphone socket to plug my speakers into. I'll monitor the sound further using the rear analog outputs and see if the problem persists.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 4:59 PM (in response to JonnyExplosion)Re: Toneport Ux1 (Pod Farm 2), sound dropping out frequently
I purchased a new cable today (Hosa 3.5mm (M) to dual 1/4" (M)). I was able to get sound out of both speakers, which was pleasing to have. However, the problem in terms of sound cutting out/fading away randomly and when switching to different pickups is still occuring, as well as the other stated complaints.
At this point, I'm thinking of cutting my loses and browsing for a future replacement for this UX1 device. I'm not expecting much out of this device and it's just not cutting it.
Thanks for the assistance.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2013 3:45 AM (in response to JonnyExplosion)Re: Toneport Ux1 (Pod Farm 2), sound dropping out frequently
I also had the clipping sound problem when using reverb with clean tones. I fixed the problem by increasing the audio buffer size. At first I maxed the buffer size out and then I brought it back down little by little listening to when the clipping noise came back and then I reverted to the last size where I had no clipping. I'm using quite a powerful laptop so even with the increased buffer size I have no hearable latency. I don't know if my laptop is the reason for that though.
You can access the buffer settings by going to:
You will see a slider that changes the buffer size. Play around with it until you're satisfied.
Hope this helps