“It reacts like a guitar amp”: Blackstar’s Polar 2 USB audio interface has been designed specifically for guitarists – and it could be the solution to all your guitar-recording woes

Blackstar Polar 2 Audio Interface
(Image credit: Blackstar)

Blackstar has just released the Polar 2 – a potentially first-of-its-kind audio interface that has been designed specifically for guitarists. 

The guitar amp specialist feels its latest device delivers “many of the much-requested improvements” it wanted to see in other audio interfaces, with its research highlighting three major market-wide pitfalls: poor feel and response, issues with how input levels are set, and difficult operation.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.