Line 6 Tone Port and PODxt

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brett@turnercompanies.com
Member Since: Sep 09, 2004

I already own a PODxt (greatest invention on the planet for guitarists), and have been looking at purchasing the Line 6 Tone Port...mainly for the vocal & bass settings. My question is: is there much overlap between these two pieces of gear? I already run my bass through a SANSAMP TECH 21 with no effects. The Tone Port seems like it would give me the effects on bass and the ability to acheive decent vocal production. Leaving the PODxt for guitars.

Also, would it make much sense to run the bass through the SANSAMP and then the TONE PORT?

Clarification on TONE PORT: For vocals, is the TONE PORT and a mic all you need? No other pieces of gear needed?

I'll hang up and listen.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Apr 05, 2006 11:20 am

The guitar models in the tone port are the same models in the PODxt, it's all overlap there. But for the bass and vocals, yes, Tone Port would be an awesome solution. Technically, tone port and a mic are all you need, Tone Port has the preamp built in, as well as preamp models and effects, such as compression. That said, depending on which model you buy, you may need a phantom power unit, because only the UX-2 has phantom power, the UX-1 does not.

Thanks for calling.

brett@turnercompanies.com
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Since: Sep 09, 2004


Apr 05, 2006 12:10 pm

Thanks, for the insight dB. I'd definitely go with the UX-2. The TonePort sounds like a great unit. Kids these days get to grow up with the luxuries we never had. Can you imagine if you had the affordable gear we have today...back when we were in High School? Imagine where you'd be today with all those extra years of experience.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Apr 05, 2006 12:25 pm

amen, but, there is something about the old school way we did it that makes you more appreciate this new stuff

Jack of all trades master of ___
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Since: May 28, 2004


Apr 05, 2006 02:16 pm

I have to chime and redirect for a second...

My situation is the reverse...I got into recording and todays stuff made it easy for me to get going...

However, living in todays world makes me appreciate the old school and how they did things without these gadgets...yet majority of their stuff is STILL by far better than anything today...


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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Apr 05, 2006 02:20 pm

Yeah, that's a good point too.

I do think that todays digital era has created far more of an "immediate gratification" type of person in the control room though, I mean, how many people have we seem come and go from HRC that were looking for that "magic bullet" piece of software that will make their crappy basement recording sound like a pro CD...assuming you just apply that plugin and it'll be perfect...

I didn't see as much of that type of attitude back in the day when you couldn't copy and paste...

Jack of all trades master of ___
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Since: May 28, 2004


Apr 05, 2006 03:14 pm

Well...I know this much...When you needed a sound, you had to make it....Whether it was micing an amp in a long concrete hallway. Picking the guitar with a plastic fork....whatever...You had to experiment...

These days its mostly plugins...

I plan on 'producing' music this fall, and thats all I am going to do is expiriment...

brett@turnercompanies.com
Member
Since: Sep 09, 2004


Apr 05, 2006 04:24 pm

Yeah, I agree with both Jason H and dB. The idea would be to utilize the teachings or lessons of "both" worlds. Still experiment with unorthodox recording techniques like recording vox in a bathroom, or setting the amp down the hallway, etc. along with the new affordable technology. It should force pushing the envelope that much further into realms that have yet to be explored.

I'd also like to thank HRC for all the time and courtesy they lend to all of us. This is by far the best site for HomeRecording enthusiests. It's very well organized, chalk-full of "useful" information in a format that is understandable. Not too many stones unturned here. Love you guys, and keep up the good work. The flow of information here is unprecedented. Thanks, guys.

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