A simple and easy solution for recording your ideas.
Technology on guitars and computers have brought dozens of amazing recording tools. If either you want to simply record your master pieces or you wanna go pro and record your band’s Demo or album – almost everything is achievable these days. But just how easy are all these thing to use? Are we actually capable to use them?
The answer is of course, yes. There are many options out there but sometimes, some of us only want to have an easy and simple tool for recording our guitar riffs at home so we don’t forget them the next morning or whenever we go to a practice session with the full band. Again, you can go really pro with your home recordings but there are still options for the ones who want something simple and of course, more affordable.
The Peavey XPort.
It fits the budget, it is really easy to use and it gives you what you are looking for: a quick, simple and easy way to record your guitar riffs at home with a decent sound, nothing more and nothing less.
This tool has been on the guitar and recording market for almost 2 years and I think it has done its job pretty well. Of course, it sometimes gets overshadowed by its competitors, the really pro and more expensive ones but the XPort is again a great option to have it plugged to your Mac or Windows computer via USB, guitar plugged into it with a ¼” cable and nothing more!
Let’s start by saying that the Peavey Xport USB Guitar Interface can be purchased for less than $50 bucks. So, it is made of all plastic and it feels very “cheap” but it’s what’s inside that counts…
Rock Solid performance…
The XPort comes with ASIO and Core Audio drivers which offer a rock-solid performance on both Mac and Windows computers. This guitar interface is powered by USB which is a must these days, it features both headphone and line outputs as well as the ReValver amp modeling software – a virtual amplifier which gives a pretty decent sound.
– USB bus powered
– ¼” guitar instrument input
– Headphone output with volume control
-Line output with volume control
-USB cable included
-ASIO™/OS X (Core Audio™) drivers
-Windows® XP/Vista/7 – Mac® OS X
-Includes ReValver™ and REAPER DAW software
You shouldn’t have any problems using the XPort with your computer, it requires a minimum of a USB 1.1 input, it works fine on Windows XP, Vista and 7 as well as Mac OSX.
Noise and latency are minimal, which is very important!!! A plug’n’play gadget – easy and simple to use. You don’t need to read a huge manual to understand how it works and of course, you don’t need to be an audio engineer to track down your guitar or bass riffs. Oh by the way, you can invite your bass player to the party to lay down some groovy bass lines.
The not so goods…
100% plastic. The volume control only allows you to manipulate the monitoring level – headphone and line out.
If you are a serious player who really wants to push hard for getting the best guitar sound and record professional sounding guitars look elsewhere. BUT if you’re a casual player/closet composer who wants to capture their ideas as well as record a full length song I highly recommend the Peavey XPort. It’s a simple, intuitive and affordable way to get into home recording.
If you own the Peavey XPort, let us know what you think about it.
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