Guitar Port

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Member Since: Aug 13, 2006

I currently am using a Firepod and Sonar 6PE. As far as for recording my guitar tracks would it be beneficial for me to get a GuitarPort?? If so, would I be able to use it hand-in-hand with my current setup, another words would I be able to hookup the GuitarPort and then set Sonar6 to be able to see it as an input option on a track like when I set the Firepod?

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Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Jan 19, 2008 09:53 am

I have one, and I plug it into 2 channels of my interface.

The USB connection controls the parameters of the device, but does not act as an interface.

You have to plug the guitarport's outputs, over to your interface (firepod) inputs. Then you'll see the inputs in sonar, like usual.

I've used it more and more, it's a dandy little device.

Since: Jan 24, 2006

Jan 19, 2008 12:30 pm

Is there a reason why a guitarport ? It's not bad but it's quite old technology. There are other devices that I think are better such as the PocketPod
Since: Aug 13, 2006

Jan 22, 2008 11:26 am

No reason for Guitarport other than I only will use whatever I get for guitar, and it seemed reasonably priced.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jan 22, 2008 11:28 am

I would sooner go for a TonePort. I have worked with GuitarPort, it's pretty cool, but the TonePort is much more useful and functional, in my opinion, for not much more money.

Honestly, I didn't know Line 6 still sold the GuitarPort, I figured that was set for extinction when the TonePorts came out.

I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

Jan 22, 2008 11:45 am

I'd say that the Firepod has better preamps than the Line6 stuff. With your Firepod, you can still record an electric guitar direct and add effects post-recording.

The only reason to get a TonePort/GuitarPort when you already have a capable interface would be for the modeling features of the Line6. But those modeling features are available elsewhere without the added expense of the hardware (Native Instruments' Guitar Rig, Amplitube, etc.).

But hey I say if you want it, buy it. It's hard to recommend buying gear just for the sake of buying gear but I can't argue with it either.

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