Re: Should I buy an Eleven Rack?
A couple of years ago I bought a Line 6 Pod XT Pro rack unit. At this time everybody said they were cool etc etc and that modelling technology was the next big thing. I bought in to the hype. The AxeFX I & II has come out since and is apparently the best thing since sliced bread for modelling tech. The Line 6 stuff is now considered pretty rudimentary - I only tend to use it when I need to record something in quiet and put down an idea really quickly which I will ultimately re-record using my Pro Tools rig (where I have miked up my tube amp). The Line 6 stuff is now 'just' hanging on and the manafacturer puts out very few, if any, updates now that this piece of kit is old hat. When they stop updating it I have a $1300.00+ cool 'looking' piece of hardware in my rack that does nothing! By the way I have a Marshall JCM 800 that I use to record, gets a new fuse and tubes every few years, I can gig with it if I want and it probably acruing in value. Now to the Eleven Rack. Its got to be coming to the end of it's lifecycle. The the updates will slow down in a few years, no more patches and updates from Avid then low and behold you will have the equivalent of my Line 6 Pod XT Pro......So not withstanding how good the Eleven Rack may, or may not be, think about the investment in your music equipment for the future. Will you end up wanting a real tube amp in the future anyway? Will you want to get into recording a bit more? If so then you may be better off going with a more specific recording solution. Noting that whichever recording platform you consider you will be faced with an 'upgrade curve there as well.
Last edited by Wolfram; 07-14-2012 at 07:34 AM.