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  1. 11yrs and the UX8 is still going, however 2 issues...but no easy fix. One issue is the INstrument inputs, some notice a "surge sound" as a bass note or guitar note decays in volume, there is a "crossover" volume change thats due to a capacitor needing replaced. I dont use this so not a big deal to me. This forum mentioned its the capacitors between the low and high level circuit? Second issue - Its lost one preamp of the 8 qty....# 2 channel lost most its gain, it has slight distortion but very low output. The other 7 channels work great so ...for 11yrs not bad. Over 11yrs I put it up against several other interfaces and none were any better and most were not as good in functions such as the Professional Headphone Amp, and the software with the Line 6 with near zero latency is fantastic as good as any other. I do 24/44.1 but 24/48 works great...96k never used. Can this UX8 stuff be repaired.... reasonably priced?
  2. I have POD FARM 2.59 now and Gearbox and its all working and good on Windows 10. I did a dry in with parrell 9&10 FX realtime....per the wave it was like 1ms....totally impressed with this old UX8. One thing the Gearbox had was a very cool "learn" function to remove noise, PodFarm 2 has a global noise gate instead. Single coil guitar noise is the problem.
  3. Ive been waiting for a 1176 compressor so one can do the ALL IN distortion and get the grunge vocal tones. the preamps kick azz and zat makes evreezing very goot.... so now pleaze send your Line6 congressman a request for a 1176 type compressor. thanks pleez thanks.
  4. its best with some 30ohm range headphones and should be fine. most headphones are 30ohm or so. all the power comes from USB which is 500ma. we have multi users recording thorugh it so bought a used $25 behringer headphone 4 amp rack. using 150,250,600ohm the volu9me will drop considerably.
  5. I noticed the LA2A uses makeup GAIN and the crunch squeeze knob is therefore needing a hot input to sound like the real LA2A. After a friend posted a youtube, I caught that on the hardware its a Input Gain....so this overdrives more. When I went and added a Mic PreAmp in PodFarm, cranked it up and then "squeezed the PodFarm/LA2A" it started sounding like the real one. Very cool...... but its not mentioned well, so thought I would post this. I used a Mic>Vinatge UK (Neve 1073) cranked almost max, no eq> LA2A with Threshold about max and Gain at 0db....sounds really good. just fyi...
  6. probably WIndows Updates. a lot of software things might be running in the background, I would start by removing Windows 10 Driver Updates. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/stop-windows-10-from-automatically-updating-your-pc/ then I would disconnect the internet, and turn off all Ad Blockers and Virusware. disable any other soundcards seen in Device Manager. also try a new USB cable and port if problem is still seen. then start PodFarm settings setup , first in the UX software and then with the DAW. 24/44.1 should be a good setting. Default buffers....... when I had freezes it was almost always my computer and WIndows/Virusware.
  7. Im impressed if theres a fix, mine are probably getting to that age too but no problems yet. I bought two because I liked the UX8 so much. $125....I saw a third for $119 and almost bought it but thought this is nuts...lol I had a clipping noise on the pad button, dirty or whatever. I wonder if a person takes this out of the "loop" (jumper it) if it would quit switching hi/lo? or solder a resistor in the circuit to lock it in to HI or LOW and not this auto-switching thing. maybe a Line6 Expert will chime in.....
  8. I called Line 6 once, or emailed them? but either way the problem was resolved. Ive never had it since and have swapped other units and never had the problem again. Sorry Im not sure, but I had the License issue cleared up by Line 6 for free....and I was a owner of a Used unit.
  9. I recommend after you fix this to turn off WIndows 10 driver updates......I know you cant turn off WIndow 10 Updates, but you CAN turn off WIndow 10 Driver Updates and that will stop that crap... this has happened to me on other interfaces, the dreaded Windows USB driver Updates or Firewire Updates....what they do is a Generic Driver Update for the masses of people like video games or cameras etc...and it can screw up your audio connections. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/stop-windows-10-from-automatically-updating-your-pc/
  10. you should get a decent sound just plugging in without any podfarm/gearboxx stuff. 1. get the bass plugged in 2. deselect AMPS.....get the volume right, tone....if ok proceed, if not look at cables, guitar itself etc.. 3. if sound is ok, then select the instrument in for the bass and go through the bass amps....if you dont like those, maybe just try the Dynamics like the LA2A and a Noise Gate etc..... if you cant get a good sound there maybe try a regular guitar amp, get creative. if you cant find a tone somethings probably really wrong with your monitoring chain? you shouldnt need anything but the UX unit to get a good bass sound. yuou ask....How do you get a good bass sound? ********************************** 1. plug the bass into instrument input 1 with a good guitar cable, have all guitar knobs on full blast (not a speaker cable only use a instrument cable) 2. open PodFarm and select instrument 1 in the L6 software and select BASS AMPS 3. find a choice amp 4. add the LA2A in front of the BASS AMP....maybe Gate if needed for my single coil pickup noise Tweak to pleasure then SAVE AS...." bass amp" and its there.
  11. iTs a good idea to get the pc offline from the internet when recording. what can happen is clicks and pops as the CPU does other functions while recording. fyi.... but yes the windows security stuff can be shut off easily once you disconnect from the internet. good job getting the word out bohemianviper!
  12. are you sure the Block apps and Virus ware is off while loading this up? I have everything working on a very old unit and no issues. also kill the old onboard sound card only have the UX working/enabled. just guessing, good luck
  13. Try muting the Windows sound mixer panel inputs. Sometimes the Windows audio will be playing a clean version also and you need to shutdown the computers soundcard, in other words, and only have the UX as your sound card. Try that....you can always re-enable it if needed.
  14. The LA2A is great but is it possible to toss in a 1176 in the Vocal Chain? mmm...that would be very good
  15. i might try a usb cable and there could be some dry-air in your studio causing ESD shocks, espeically in the winter seasons its dry. I dont know about the pumping gate effect.
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