Line 6 Debuts TonePort UX8 – Eight Channel USB Audio Interface

Line 6 Toneport Ux8Nice… for the last two years I’ve been using Line 6 TonePort products to record sound samples here at EGR, and I have to say I’ve been more than satisfied with the results––not to mention the sheer affordability.

Now, hot on the heel of , Line 6 has unveiled yet another new addition to their growing catalog of digital modeling and USB audio interface products––the .

The Specs Building on the popularity and general ease-of-use of the TonePort family (these things are deceptively simple to use,) the TonePort UX8 apparently raises the bar by offering recording ins & outs for a full eight simultaneous channels of studio-quality 24-bit/96 kHz audio.

Like earlier TonePort models, the UX8 comes bundled with Line 6’s GearBox digital modeling software, which includes models for 18 different classic and modern guitar amplifiers, 24 guitar cabinets, 5 bass amps and 5 bass cabinets, 30 stomp-box and studio-type effects, and 6 microphone pre-amps. I’m happy to see the new GearBox Plug-In is also included, for accessing all those great models in VST, AU and RTAS (Pro Tools) formats.

Other specs include eight XLR inputs with high quality dedicated mic pres, eight 1/4-inch line inputs, two 1/4-inch front panel instrument jacks, eight (1/4-inch balanced line output jacks, two stereo headphone jacks, and stereo RCA S/PDIF input and output––all packed into a new rack-mountable chassis.

You can hear the whole thing in action here. The TonePort UX8 is expected to fetch a street price of just under $500.