Line 6 POD Studio UX2 by npulsipher
This was my first interface. I had just started to get interested in recording, so walked into guitar center, and this is what they sold me.
It was new and exciting for about 2 months, then my skills, and my ears developed enough to realize that it was a piece of junk. Then I had to deal with it until I could afford something else.
Sound quality - Unless you're recording electric guitar, it sounds horrible. The preamps are load, they give off a constant hiss, but the conversion is worse. If the preamps are set lower than 12 o' clock you get all sorts of digital noise. So you have to turn up the pres which makes the hissing loader. The only reason I gave it a 5 was because I was able to get some halfway decent guitar tones out of it. More on that later
Ease of use - It is pretty simple to use. Gearbox/Pod Studio is straightforward.
Features - Nothing on the device it's self is worthwhile. Gearbox/Pod Studio is kinda nice to have since it's so versatile. You can be as creative as you want with it and get some interesting tones. I'm not much of a guitarist, but I have nothing against the work Line 6 does in tone modeling. However I do think they should just stick to that and stop trying to make everything else too (Apparently they make loudspeakers now )
Bang for buck - I really wish there was a zero.
If you're just starting out, and you're looking for something fairly basic just to get you started, this will work for you... for about 2 or 3 months. Then you'll realize how terrible it is and then have to go spend money on something else. My advice, buy something else, ANYTHING ELSE, first and save yourself 200 bucks.