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Line6 UX1 - noise gate defect?

Lele

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I have a Line6 UX1. After suffering because of a lot of background random cracks/noises/hiss now it seems I found out how to improve that: turning off the wifi card, and updating the graphic card drivers.

But now I have another major problem. I use a guitar with medium-low output pickups, and there is a kind of fixed noise gate cutting the guitar signal when it's low. And I can't use a lot the guitar volume control, because even if the amp vst have good dynamics, I hear a kind of discountinuous signal coming out of the UX1 and into the pc! I can't see any option about noise gate on that usb interface.

Do you have the same problem? Any suggestion?
 
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phil_m

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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There is a noise gate effect in POD Farm. If it's on it should show up in your tone. You can either remove it altogether, or you can try adjusting the threshold.
 

Lele

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Phil, it's not a matter of a software noise gate. I don't use the pod farm software, and I have the same problem with any vst amp. I mean, the sound card works, but as soon as I reduce just a little the volume (with the guitar pot control) I start getting that defect on the tail of the sound.

I know that my guitar has a low output, because I hear it when I compare mine with another guy in the band, so I need more gain. But for example with my Digitech RP500 there is no problem at all. And I can reduce the (guitar) volume till close to zero and I get the typical lighter and cleaner tone without suffering any cut. On the contrary with the UX1 it seems I only should play "loud" and "louder"...

As to a better guitar interface... well maybe Ksandvik you're right. But my budget is low, and honestly I'm afraid I could have the same problem with another card.
I see that in the forum some people use (and praise) the Tascam US-122MKII. In Italy it is easily available, and rather inexpensive. But will I get the same defect with a low output guitar?!?
 

phil_m

Have you tried turning it off and on again?
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If you open the program called "Line 6 Audio-MIDI Control Panel", there is an 18db boost available in there that should give you a higher recording level.

Are you running the latest drivers?
 






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