Toneport UX2 recording guitar and vocal?

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Member Since: Feb 15, 2008


I have a simple question. I have just purchased a Toneport UX2. I would like to know how one records guitar and vocal at the same time. I run a Macbook Pro, and use Ableton Live and Gearbox (they came with the Toneport) and Audacity. I haven't figured out how to record both vocal and guitar at the same time with either programs. Can someone please help me?


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Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Feb 15, 2008 06:45 am

This is how reaper works, maybe yours are similar:

1. create a track for each signal to land in. 1 for vox, 1 for git.

2. tell each track what input to listen to, like 'track 1 listen to input 1, track 2 listen to input 2'.

3. arm each track, so incoming signal to that track actually gets written to disk.

4. check levels, then press 'R' and record masterpiece.

5. mix lightly, serve warm. enjoy fame!

I'm sure yours are different, but maybe they're similar enough to help you out (the last step may vary among performers).


Since: Feb 15, 2008

Feb 15, 2008 12:28 pm

Thnx for the post, but I wasn't able to work it out with Ableton. Reaper doesn't exist for Mac OS X yet does it?

Anyone else any ideas??

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Feb 15, 2008 02:08 pm

yeah, there's the beta, i think for OSX. I think it may be missing the mixer, but most other stuff works.

Czar of Cheese
Since: Jun 09, 2004

Feb 15, 2008 02:40 pm

Anyone else any ideas??

Since you're running a Mac, is there any reason you don't use GarageBand? I have used it with the TonePort UX1 and it worked great!

And, yes, Reaper is available in "Preview" status...missing a few things, but it works. Nevertheless, I'm just a home-recording hobbyist, and GarageBand suits all my needs just perfectly!

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

Feb 15, 2008 02:56 pm

I'd suggest ditching Ableton Live Lite as a recording program unless you're looking to do some improvisational loop-based projects. I absolutely hated Ableton as a multitracking app. It's a lot of fun to play with, even with the default tutorial projects included with it. But its a huge pain in the *** to actually do multitrack recording with IMO.

I think that Garage Band, Audacity, even Kristal (not sure if its available for Mac) would be easier to use, especially for the beginner home recordist.

Since: Feb 15, 2008

Feb 16, 2008 06:08 am

Thanks a lot! I thought I'd try the software that came with the Toneport, but once again Apple has proven to me to be the best :D

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