Gadget Review: Behringer Guitar Link
Behringer’s GuitarLink UCG102 connects your guitar to your computer to let you record on your computer without the need for bulky equipment. Check out my video review of this device...
The GuitarLink connects through USB without the need for an external power supply. It gives a good sound recording at home; however I wouldn't use it in a professional setting, because that isn’t what it is designed for.
The GuitarLink is compatible with both Mac and PC. I did my review on my laptop running windows 7 (64 bit) and using Mixcraft6. It does come with its own recording software, but I found it difficult to use and because of my 64-bit system, I couldn’t get the sound to work properly. I'm sure this is just a driver issue, but I already had MixCraft on my computer, so I used that. For this reason, I am reviewing only the device and not the included software.
After I installed the device, using the drivers included in the box, I plugged in my guitar and headphones and started playing.
The unit itself is designed for anyone to easily use. There are two jacks in the front (line in and headphone), a volume dial to control the volume of the headphones and a switch to move from Hi to Low levels. There are also two LED lights, to let you know if you are connected to the device and computer.
The GuitarLink unit give a good quality sound and feels like it is made to last. The unit itself is made from a heavier plastic, so you can’t go slamming it around, but it isn’t going to break with normal usage.
I am recommending this unit, as a home user and amateur guitar player. I can't say this device will work for a studio musician, because I don’t think it would meet their needs. If you are just interested I am recording your own music easily and inexpensively, get the GuitarLink UCG102. For the price and relative ease of use, you can't beat it.Continued on the next page