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Dafydd
08-12-2009, 08:11 AM
Or is there a better one at about the same price? This one seems to do just about anything I could want it to, and you can plug in an expression pedal (no idea what one of those would cost though) to control it. Any good / bad experiences with this one, or similar products from the same company (or not)? Any better suggestions?

http://www.pulseonline.com/digitech/bigRP70.jpg
(http://www.pulseonline.com/digitech/bigRP70.jpg)

Nekofrog
08-12-2009, 02:17 PM
Do you plan on recording? Then absolutely not, get a TonePort.

Dafydd
08-12-2009, 05:32 PM
That runs on usb, so I'd need a computer whenever I want to use it. Other than that, looks pretty nifty...
Do you really need to use it as a VST, or does it show up as a recording device in, say, Windows, like my USB mic does? All the processing takes place inside the box, the computer gui is just for setting it up, right?

Lots of questions, sorry about that...

big giant circles
08-12-2009, 05:55 PM
I've never been personally that impressed with Digitech's sound modeling. But I guess they're good for introductory hardware, and they're pretty affordable.

Nekofrog
08-12-2009, 06:10 PM
The TonePort is strictly for recording, I don't think it can be used in any live environment. The Digitech stuff is mostly all crap, I've played around with one that my friend had.

The TonePort acts as an audio device, last I checked. Or you could spend a little more and get a POD.

Dafydd
08-13-2009, 09:18 AM
A Line 6 Pocket Pod looks to be pretty useful and affordable. But then I'd still need to record using the mic port on my computer. Which is fine, I guess, once the signal's loud enough there's not a lot of noise there, so something like the Toneport GX wouldn't be necessary if I have this. Plus this one I don't need a computer to use.

Any reason I should go for a Pod 2.0 rather than a Pocket Pod? The former just looks more confusing to me. What would you use the MIDI ports for?

EDIT: Looks like I can any of the above dirt cheap from ebay uk. Now all I need to know is which one to get...

EDIT2: Damnit, I wanted to get an octaver effect too, but those things cost as much as a Pod. Wtf?

EDIT3: I got a used POD XT for less than $300. Good deal to me. I would have preferred a cheaper model but what the hell.