Can i reply to my own post? I got the pod studio gx working last night based on the information i got through the discussion groups. The internal speakers on the pc won't work for the gx so you will definately have to put the line out cable into some powered speakers (also make sure the pod farm studio is correctly set up). This worked for me so too did the wireless headphones which i alternated between the speaker line out and the line out for the wireless aerial. I am mulling over buying the extra platinum version amps, stomp boxes etc as i've already seen enough of this product in action to believe that it is brilliant. I have spent a small fortune on amps and pedal devices and can't get the sound/tone i was looking for until i tried the gx last night.
Small question: Does anyone have recommended settings that i can save for blues and rockabilly. thanks a mil
there are literally thousands of tones to be had here: http://customtone.com
you have to consider them a starting point though... being that tone is subjective, some things that sound great to others may not sound all that great to you.