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What would I gain with a POD Studio UX-2? Considering...

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I haven't bought any new Line6 gear lately, though the Amplifi does look tasty. What I am wondering is what will I gain by getting a new POD Studio UX-2?

I own an original, red Toneport UX-2 and have the Gearbox software that came with it. I have an original POD that I upgraded to an POD 2.0. I have a Flextone III Plus.

I have a Studiocat Pro Tower computer running Windows 8.1 with a 27" multi touch computer monitor. I normally use a Roland Octa-Capture audio/midi interface and for a DAW I have Sonar Platinum Producer.

I have most of the IK Amplitude amp software, a Mesa Mark V that has a DI... I have too many amps but that is another story. I just wanted to give a little bit of info so that perhaps I can get informed answers as to what I would gain with a new Line6 interface.. also is there another Line6 product I should be considering.

I am going to buy a new Variax (Yamaha) when they become available. I don't "play out" anymore, I just record and play for my own pleasure so I'm not interested in another stage type amp.

 

Another question, if I may... can two Amplifi 75s be used with Bluetooth as good portable stereo system. With their ability to both play music and be used as an amp.. if I can use two (as right and left channels) I'll be wanting to try that.

 

Thanks for your opinions.

 

jbow

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You would gain a new UX2 and a hardware enabled POD Farm 2 license, which includes the plug-in version..

This will allow you to capture wet and dry in your DAW simultaneously, and then you can add the plug-in to the dry track post processing.

That being said, you may consider purchasing the Hardware Independent POD Farm 2 license, which will work with also most other USB Audio Interfaces, and there is a 30 day return policy. If you try this route, do NOT get the i-Lok version, it is plug-in only and cannot be returned.

 

2 separate AMPLIFi's cannot connect to the same BT stream, so you would not be able to use one for each channel, however, they are already stereo, they have a woofer, 2 mids, and 2 tweeters, the mids and tweeters are L and R channels for the BT stream.

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Thank you Triryche!

I will look into it. I try to stay away from i-Lok, so that would be a non-starter for me anyway. I use a Gibson Memory Cable when recording guitar so I always have a dry signal of everything to add it I want. I'll look at the HW independent POD Farm software.

Thanks again! Very helpful!

 

Julien

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Your welcome.

FWIW, you can capture wet and dry simultaneously with your current Toneport, but you likely know that already. Also, POD Farm 1.12 replaces your current Gearbox and is a free upgrade.

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