Line 6 announced the release of TonePort, a new line of USB recording and modeling audio interfaces, designed for recording guitar, bass, and vocals. The two new models UX1 and UX2 are now shipping. They are USB-powered and both include Line 6 GearBox modeling software, which provides a collection of guitar and bass amp/cab models, stompbox and studio effects, and models of high-end studio microphone preamps. TonePort UX1 features a microphone input with preamp, a guitar/bass instrument input, stereo line inputs and outputs, and stereo headphone jack. TonePort UX2 adds more features like analog VU meters, a second microphone input and preamp, phantom power for both preamps, stereo digital S/PDIF out, a padded instrument input, dual footswitch jacks assignable to MIDI functions such as start/stop and punch in/out, and independent volume controls for the headphone and main outputs. Both units support 44.1/48KHz with 16/24-bit recording, a 96KHz mode, and drivers for ASIO, WDM, and Core Audio.
TonePort UX1 ($175.00) and UX2 ($269.00) both ship with Ableton Live Lite Line 6 Edition recording software.