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Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by elgrad on 2012-10-01 07:47:56.2780

I have read lots of different discussions on the forums about ux2 crashing with pod farm. But, none of them actually answer my own problem. They are all related but I am in need of specific help. When i Start up my mac, my UX2 glows orange (indicating full working order). However, when i load Pod farm (I have tried 2.51 and 2.55), the lights go out and the device is un-responsive. Messing with the jack input into the UX2 causes the lights to turn orange again, but with no actual functions and the UX2 remains un-detectable. Also, after pod farm is loaded, going into preferences causes a crash and pod farm has to be force quit. The after effects of this are serious as i no longer have use of my usb ports and software crashes.

I run:

Mac OSX 10.8.2

Line 6 Pod Studio UX2 (variation of latest Drivers)

Pod Farm 2.51 or 2.55 (tried both)

Line 6 Monkey (most versions)

Line 6 License Manager (most versions)

Any help would be much appreciated.

Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by Triryche on 2012-10-03 06:13:21.0900

Just for clarification, if you run the newest version of Monkey, what happens?

Can Monkey see the UX?

Are there green ticks for everything?

Also, have you tried running the most recent driver installer before plugging in the UX?">">

Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by cristoffmcgroff on 2012-10-05 16:08:12.3850

i'm having the same problem, i use Logic Pro and change the input/output to the UX2 and suddenly everything on my computer falls apart. The usb ports don't do anything and the computer doesn't recognize the Line 6 device and no lights come on at all, then i restart it and it seems to come back but it just repeats when i go to do anything with this UX2! I've tried all versions of monkey, pod farm, license program. It works for a few minutes sometimes and then does the same thing, goes absolutely nuts! I can't figure out how to get this thing working smoothly with my Mac Book Pro, i just want to plug it in and start playing but this is getting ridiculous.

Oh and when monkey does recognize it sometimes at the start of rebooting my laptop, it lets me update the drivers and everything but then when i reboot and check again, the drivers are still un-updated so idk what that's even doing for me. I'm frustrated. please help

Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by axel98 on 2012-10-09 19:36:47.2910

same here it's getting really frustrating please help!

Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by ashwin_sm on 2012-11-07 13:29:50.7480

This just happened to me too! Anyone figure out the solution to this problem so far?

Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by karolskolar on 2012-11-20 13:16:14.0590

Hi guys,

I had this problem too with my Line6 POD Studio UX2 on Mac Mini Late 2012 and OSX 10.8.1.

after creating ticket on support, they recommend this:


"Try running monkey and installing drivers with the UX2 device disconnected from the computer while you do this. Then restart, connect the UX2 and run monkey. You should get the green checkmark next to drivers at this point. "


And it works now. Before I did this, I have removed all software from Line6, that I had installed.

Hope this help!


Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by karolskolar on 2012-11-21 03:00:44.2410

Sorry guys,

after restart this stop working... my ux2 dissapear after appx 3 minutes after boot up OS.

I have created new ticket, so we`ll see.


Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by eddietsukasa on 2012-11-21 09:42:28.9120

I have same trouble...

UX2 down soon...




Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by fromherashes on 2012-12-14 13:37:55.3760

I'm having the same problem as well. It started as a latency issue then all of a sudden it just stopped working and sent my Mac Mini (2012, 10.8.2) mental.

Bit annoyed as it worked really well on my laptop and i like Pod Farm but i made the move to a Mac as i really enjoyed my experience with Garageband and Logic and didn't expect there to be any issues (one of the reasons i chose the Studio UX2 was Mac compatibility). Now i'm wondering if this is going to be a regular or a problem that just get's glossed over and if it is i'll have to call it quits and stump up for an Apogee or something which would be a shame because when the UX2 works it's damn good.

I've raised a support ticket but i've yet to get a response (they've still got two days to respond so i'm just trying to be patient).

I'm just desperate to get it sorted as i'm in the middle of recording guitars for a few demos and it's holding me back.

Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by arsgalica on 2013-01-26 14:37:20.8790


I have got the sme problem here (os: 10.8.2). Any solution from the support services??


Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by silverhead on 2013-01-26 14:48:23.9210

Have you updated your driver? There was a new release for Mac OS X 10.8 systems recently.

Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by arsgalica on 2013-01-27 05:25:39.4710

I did update couple of weeks ago the driver but i did not know there was another recent one! I just made the update via the license manager soft and it seems to work fine now!! Thank you so much! Cheers.

Re: Studio UX2 + Pod farm 2 failure
by tonydietz45 on 2013-03-10 11:40:42.9100

This is my experience:

The USB cable supplied with the unit has a very long connector body.  When plugged into the Line 6 interface, it sticks out almost 2 inches.  When the cable is pulled to the side, it breaks the center tab on the USB female connector on the UX2 box.  This leads to intermittent connections, and if the connection goes electrically intermittent, then you lose the connection, and the software requires you to re-establish the software connection.  (it says it doesn't recognize the computer or something similar).

I think this is scenario that most of the threads are experiencing.  It is a weak design.  My background is Electrical Engineering working in manufacturing as a quality engineer.  I am familiar with electronic design and also with workmanship practices, including proper connectors and reliable designs.  Line 6 - you should improve this connection quality.  I am considering just replacing the connection scheme with a more robust one as a service repair with same design will just break again.  I would also suggest that if a right angle usb cable is available, use that because it is less likely to fracture the female USB connector on the UX2.   Thanks for reading.  Feel free to ask questions.

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