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Line 6 Pod Studio UX1/2 or Fender Mustang 1?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: Line 6 Pod Studio UX1/2 or Fender Mustang 1? Reply with quote

I'm going to be buying a new laptop soon and want to get a recording package with suitable PC interface so that I can make simple demos. I've previously been recommended the Line 6 Pod Studio UX1/2 but I was wondering if I bought a Fender Mustang 1 amp and used the recording package that comes with it, Ableton Live Lite I believe, would it be any good? I assume that the Mustang amps can be used as PC interfaces as they come with recording software.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody able to help? if you don't know about these specific recording software packages and interfaces i'm open to suggestions for others.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to be honest, i would buy the line 6 and just get amplitube 3 from pirate bay. Unless you don't have decent speakers on your pc or don't want to mic an amp.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I havent used the software with my mustang 1 for recording but it's a bloody excellent practice amp.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not used the Mustang I, but i know from experience that the Toneports kick serious ass. I had a UX1 and eventually upgraded to the UX2 and i still use it to this day. Its good for just jamming a long with and recording ideas. It also works really well if you dial in some good settings for full blown recording as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't recommend the ux1 highly enough It's a great bit of kit as well as part of my studio, I use it when I need to use my laptop live saves buying another expensive sound card...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sp3k wrote:
I'm going to be honest, i would buy the line 6 and just get amplitube 3 from pirate bay. Unless you don't have decent speakers on your pc or don't want to mic an amp.


This. If you're willing to go the not-so-legal route - I find this the best. Amplitube is extremely inspiring software, and I'd rather use their models over most other companies, especially Fender's built-in modelling.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks chaps. I'm going to go for the Line 6, at the moment i'm not sure if it's going to be the UX1 or UX2 yet but as my birthday is coming up my girlfriend is going to buying it for me. Any suggestions what would be best for just recording guitar or bass for simple demos?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had a UX2 for a few years now & its ample for getting few ideas down. Comes with a basic edition of POD farm which has more than you will ever need & a copy of Ableton LE, of course you can always get Reaper if Ableton doesn't cut it for you. Think I also got a copy of Riffworks & Reason with mine.
So in short it has everything you need to get up and running, follow the tutortials on Ableton and you will be recoding in minutes...... well certainly within the hour.
You will prolly want some drums as plotting them in via a daw is a pain in the arse, so do yourself a favour and just get a copy of EZ Drummer or some variant & be done.
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