Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2009 4:49 PM (in response to MangoO)Re: Wave sound issues (Line 6 UX2)
First I did not see any mention of the mic gains...that is the first thing to check as everything else seems ok in terms of your setup. If that is not the issue, have you uninstalled & reinstalled your software? If not, it may be a corrupt install...so that would be one thing to try.Be sure you uninstall using the uninstaller tool found in Start > Programs > Line 6 > Tools. Then download & install the latest software from www.line6.com/software. Download & install the drivers (you have an older one right now, so definitely try v188.8.131.52), then Line 6 Monkey 1.27 and then update GearBox via Monkey. Finally, be sure you have your spkrs / headphones connected to the UX2 as this is now your sound card.
Next, what kind of computer are you running on? Please complete a support profile here: http://line6.com/account/supportProfile/. These issues may be related, but the clip lights / losing the driver is likely a USB connectivity problem. Some systems do not output power via USB to spec - this is more common on laptops. Also, are you connecting via a USB hub? Do you even have one connected to your system? If so, please try removing it while troubleshooting to see if you get a more reliable connection.
Please let me know more about your system so I can assist you further...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2009 1:21 PM (in response to Line6Sach)Re: Wave sound issues (Line 6 UX2)
Yep, mic gains and all that stuffs are ok. I've tried uninstalling the software and installing the drivers as you recommended but with no luck. I also tried doing the same thing on another computer- my labtop- with the same sound wave results.
I'm not really computer savy so I don't really know those answers to those questions.. uhm, I use Windows XP- it's a decent computer that doesn't give me problems. I don't use a USB hub, I just plug it into the front USB ports on the modem. And also like I mentioned I tried this on a labtop with the same results so it may not be the computer.
I'm thinking the UX2 is broken for some reason. Since I first purchased it I've taken good care of it but I should mention I bought it online so it was shipped to my house. Is it normal that if shake the UX2 a bit, you can hear noise, like little tiny stuff in it rattling around? It's not much stuff, but you can definitely hear some.
What I don't understand though is why it worked for a short while then just stopped working the next day. The fact that it did work- and I have no clue how; it just randomly worked that one time- just makes me think that maybe it isn't broken and it's something that I'm missing.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2009 4:22 PM (in response to MangoO)Re: Wave sound issues (Line 6 UX2)
Does this only happen when you try to record vocals or does recording a guitar behave the same way?
If it only happens with vocals then like Sach mentioned, boosting the drive a little and also adding some compression gain may help. What kind of microphone are you using? Is it a dynamic mic or a condenser mic?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2009 1:16 PM (in response to ricksox)Re: Wave sound issues (Line 6 UX2)
It happens when I try to use the mic and guitar. How do you boost the drive or compression? Do you mean the knobs on the UX2? I've tried messing with various knobs and settings with no luck though. I'm using some mic by Nady. It's a dynamic mic I believe.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2009 9:47 AM (in response to MangoO)Re: Wave sound issues (Line 6 UX2)
It sounds like your computer is dropping the driver(s) and/or computer preferences, or there is a conflict on your system where your preferences are being changed. You should take a look at the optimization document to see if this can be altered:
Computer System Audio Optimization
You can also try a different mic/cables to see if this changes your gain on your signal input. See the following link for more recording assistance:
Recording Setups, Tips and Tricks
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2009 7:31 PM (in response to MangoO)Re: Wave sound issues (Line 6 UX2)
I just got my ux2 to record vocals/guitar and i seem to have the same problems: i don't get volume in the recording unless i process it somehow ( in ableton using the podfarm plug-in), and even then i still have to turn up volume of the monitor speakers to unsafe levels to hear it playback. Also the ux2 also does that red light blinkie thing when the PC goes on sleep mode and is turned back on ( windows vista 64 somehow forgets it has the driver running; i even turned off the PC's soundcard and it remains off when coming back from sleep mode), and i have to unplug/replug for windows to see it again.
One more thing: since the ux2 has no on/off switch, does it mean that it has to be disconnected every time its not being used? i can't leave it plugged into the PC if it means i still have to unplug/replug when the PC boots up after being shut down or put in sleep mode?
I have all the latest drivers/ line6 mokey version.Thanks, a little help goes a long way
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2012 11:13 PM (in response to BIGundPHAT)Re: Wave sound issues (Line 6 UX2)
Hi, I know this is a long time since your post but I thought I would just write in case.
This is just concerning the input levels.
I have just done a test with a bass guitar and guitar to see what kind of input I am getting through the ux2. The bass seemed to be around -17db to -20db in my recording programme for normal to louder playing. I tried hitting the strings quite hard and got around -8 to -9db peaking. I got it to -3db but that was really over the top with my fingernail. If the pickups were higher this probably would give a much higher reading.
I tried a guitar and got it to peak at -0.62 for harder playing and normal 'soft to bit harder' playing peaked around -1db to -4db. Mid playing peaked around -5db to -7db. Most was not as loud as this but the odd bit peaked higher i.e. when strummed a few bits.
I tried this with humbucker and single coil selected alternately and surprisingly got the same kind of figure. The humbucker is quite high but the single coil is probably kind of a normal height.
So, I suppose that the ux2 might be made to try to allow for the hardest attack on strings used by players and also for pickups that might be quite high. I don't know. I am just guessing.