toneport ux2 vs podstudio ux2 in POD Farm / POD Studio / TonePort Posted February 17 I've got the Tone Port UX2 (the red one). True it was released with Gearbox as the modeling software along with RiffWorks; however, PodFarm 1.x replaced Gearbox and could not be upgraded to PodFarm 2.x unless a license for the newer version was purchased. It was always shown in Line 6 Monkey, but upgrading would generate an error that the software was not licensed for use with that model. I assume that the hardware was compatible, but that version 2.x had a more robust library of cab and amp models. I also have a Pod XT Live, which had some shared software, and also utilized the Line 6 Edit program to save, upload, and download custom configurations - and Line 6 Monkey stopped handling the license verification, switching to a standalone app to keep track of registered devices and computers paired with the devices. At least this is my understanding from using these Line 6 jewels, and observing these changes. I still love the devices (though I have an old Bass Pod and Floorboard that could only be updated through the midi ports). From the XT on up, they're still great products IMO - at least I've had a lot of fun using them and continue to do so. In fact, I've got a new iMac arriving today, and that Tone Port UX2 is going to be working hard for me again. How many devices still function after 20 years nowadays? Rock On Line 6 (a Yamaha company ? ).