Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2011 1:41 AM (in response to aquatarkus77)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
i have the same Problem.
Since one week i have a new computer. Yesterday i have installed all new versions of Pod Farm, Monkey, Drivers an so one.
When I start PodFarm 2.51 i have mosten of the time only the dry sound.
No Windows or C++ Updates.
No older Version of PodFarm (2.02 = same effect)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional X64
Intel Core i5 2500k
BTW: http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-2304 no effect.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2011 9:52 AM (in response to aquatarkus77)RE: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
Please make sure to apply all available Windows updates as well, especially anything related to C++.
-Open the Start Menu and select Windows Update.
-Click on "Get Updates for other Microsoft Products"
-The Windows Update screen should now appear as below. Click Check For Updates to scan for available updates.
-Click X Important Updates are available to see which updates are available.
-Ensure any updates referring to Microsoft Visual C++ are selected by checking their checkboxes. Then click Ok to return to the main update screen.
-Click Install Updates and follow all instructions (including restarts) provided by Windows to complete the update.
-Re-open Windows Update and repeat steps 6-8 until all updates for any Visual C++ packages installed on the system have been applied. Some of the updates must be applied sequentially, hence the necessity for repetition.
You may reference screen shots and written instructions for this process at the link below as well:
To ensure your Windows 7 computer is optimized to work with audio processing, please follow the link below for a official Microsoft optimization guide:
Please let me know your results.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2011 12:06 PM (in response to Line6Don)Re: RE: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
Hi Line6Don & aquatarkus77
I have Fix my it and find the problem.
I have tested all my USB 2.0 ports. This ports was from the Intel Z68 Chipset.
Now i tested my USB 3.0 ports with Etron EJ168 Chip and ..... IT WORKS.
I think this is a problem between the chip and the driver.
The complete software (PodFarm, Monkey, License Manager) run fast and stable (problem with the license check?)
And i can reproduce this problem.
Z68 Chip. Only dry sound and load time > 1m
Etron Chip. Normal sound and load time < 10 sec
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2011 4:31 PM (in response to Line6Don)Re: RE: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
Tonight I am back to scare one.
I have change nothing and lost everything. I am back to Dry sound no matter what I do.
Again I have:
- Rebooted 1 000 000 000 times
- Uninstall and reintall everything. (Following the procedure very closely)
- Punch the damn thing.
It really feels like I am in Apollo 13 trying to figure out the right order to install the pieces.
This is by far the worst experience I have ever had with that kind of equipement.
I have a PoS Digitech RP500 connected to the same PC and never had a single issue. To bad that it sucks for recording. And don't tell me to remove it, I already uninstall it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2011 9:19 AM (in response to aquatarkus77)RE: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
If it was working properly a few days ago and is now not working again, something about the system must have changed.
Is it possible that there was a unrelated software update on the computer? Did you start using a new piece of hardware? Did you start using a different USB port for your existing hardware?
Have you tried using a system restore to roll back to a few days ago when your system was working correctly?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2011 5:49 PM (in response to Line6Don)Re: RE: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
I haven't change a thing. I am a software developer and I know my way around PC. I have reinstalled everything once again I kept version 2.02 which work better but I haven't access to half the stuff I paid for. All I want I this thing to work. When I have a patch that works I am afraid to change something because I might lose, like tonight, I had a patch working for the past week, I had to reboot my PC because of updates and now nothing works, only the dry sound and some echo.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2011 10:43 PM (in response to aquatarkus77)Re: RE: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
I am having the exact same problem
I would really like a solution. I have torubleshooted and tried all of the fixes provided by line 6 (namely installing the C++ updates) and have had no succes.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2011 12:02 PM (in response to tangwest)Re: RE: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
I've pretty much got this problem too using a UX2. Typically the amp sim doesn't load correctly and only the effect master volume works. Occasionally the amp sim works but then the cabinet sims drops. While the sound may appear dry my experience is that individual effects are working intermittently.
While I had this as an intermittent problem it really failed when I purchased and installed the metal amps pack today. Now pod farm is completely unusable.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2011 10:20 PM (in response to DaveBreslin)Re: RE: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
so many people are having this problem, myself included. It's be great if line 6 could give us an update as to what's being done about it. I hate to come across as pushy or agressive but as you said "pod farm is completely unuseable".
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2011 11:46 AM (in response to doinkwood)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
Hate to bump a month old thread but...
Effects only work intermittently. Reloading a given tone sometimes restores function, but loading tones takes a good 30 seconds or so. Often POD FARM will appear as though it has stopped responding while it loads tones (but usually recovers after a minute or two).
I am also on an i5, Z68 mobo. This seems to be the common link between everyone with this problem. It worked fine on my previous PC which was an AMD x64.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2011 8:18 AM (in response to aquatarkus77)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
Same issue here.
I have and Toneport UX2 and I've purchased PodFarm 2.51 std to have the VST plugins.
I get dry sound randomly from the standalone and the vst plugin in cubase (32bits) & studio one(64bits)
I hapens when openning podfarm (as standalone or vst) and/or when loading a preset.
Sometimes I manage to get the non-dry sound back by switching between presets. Often this doesn't help so I try unloading the plugin then reloading it (or restarting the standalone soft). Sometimes I have to redo it about 5 times befor it works.
I never had such problem with podfarm 1.x (nor grearbox), this started when I upgraded/purchased podfarm 2.5.
I havn't checked my USB chip model but as I mainly use the vst plug I doen't think there somthing to do with the toneport.
Useless to say how anoying this is when I open a project in my daw and have to check & fight with 5 instances of the vst podfarm (I record dry and load one vst per track to fiddle later with the amp sound).
A if this makes any difference I also own the triple deal model pack that I have enabled in my standard podfarm 2.5 version. Win is uptodate. Latest drivers, latest etc...
My config: Dell XPS83000 - i7 2600 - 6Go RAM - Win7 x64
Please line6 help!
Any advice will be apreciated
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2012 12:52 AM (in response to rushmpeg)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
hey guys i thought i would chime in here. i just had the same problem with my 2500k build. and i will tell you right now.
sandy bridge chipsets h67,p67,z68 wont work with your line 6 device. at least not the native usb ports.
you absolutely have to get another card. unless you want to wait for either intel or line 6 to update your drivers.
i bashed my head against a wall for a while, im also a certified computer tech (though not a hardware driver designer) so ill tell you the easiest and cheapest fix.
i got a usb 2.0 card from the best buy down the street with the VT6212L chip on it. it was 20$ and it instantly solved everything.
its the dynex 2 port model. they also have a 4 port that should work as well.
i know its likely not what you want to hear. but i promise you 98% chance it will fix your issue. as ALL sandy bridge systems use one of those three chipsets and of course their weird usb implementation.
ill check back to see if it fixed your issue.
EDIT: for typo.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2012 2:38 AM (in response to rsawicki)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
Have had related issues with a UX2, I'll just repost my results here if it helps. Here's how I got on...
USB Controller PodFarm 2.51 Reason 6.0.1 (build 1544) TH2 v2.1.9 Demo 64-bit Asus P8Z68-V Pro onboard (both controllers)
intermittent licensing, intermittent functionality
slow loading (due to licensing?), intermittent functionality
No-name 4-port with VLI controller
licensing OK?, fast to load, effects appear to work OK
no audio (capture device warning)
Transcend TS-PDU3 with NEC controller
So where I've put audio OK this means that the ADC/DAC function is working fine. I think the issue with the audio processing is a licensing issue - I assume there's a convoluted license protection scheme merged with the software fx processing chain.
Hope this is of help to someone.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 4:46 PM (in response to DaveBreslin)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
I had (hopefully it is a past problem) the same problem with my UX2. After reading the hint with the USB-ports I connected the device to the Renesas (NEC) chip controlled USB 3 ports of my Gigabyte GA P67A UD5 B3 and now everything is functioning again well.
I tested the standalone and the PlugIn of POD Farm 2.51 which both worked well.
I need to tell that the problems started with the install of the line6 licence manager...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to aquatarkus77)RE: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
Hi. We created a support ticket for you so we can resolve this issue. Please respond to the ticket. Thanks.
Q: What is a support ticket?
A: A support ticket allows you to directly correspond with a Line 6 Support Representative. An email will be sent to you from Line 6 containing a link to the ticket when a Line 6 Support Representative responds to it. Please follow the link in the email to view your open ticket to work one on one with Line 6 Support. Also, in your account, click My Account, then click Support Tickets to view the support ticket. Here’s a shortcut:
Please note: Sometimes support ticket notifications will be filtered to spam and junk folders. If you did not receive an email from us indicating that a ticket has been created, please make sure to check those folders in your email host, and also that your email account is receiving messages at all. You may also consider adding Line 6 to your safe senders list.
Since we’ll be working on this via the ticket, I’m marking the thread Assumed Answered.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2012 5:02 PM (in response to aquatarkus77)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
Hey there, I have the same issue on my windows 7 64bit, i7 3930k.. I have a ASUS P9X79 and USB 3.0 ports.
I have a temporary fix tho, that might work for everyone, please report :
I go in ControlPanel / Hardware and Sound / Manage Audio Devices (under Sound) / Playback tab, choose Speakers (3-Line6 UX2) -> Properties, Advanced Tab. I select a format (tried 24 bit 48khz studio quality) and I press Test. I'll hear the sound coming from the UX2 and I see the level meters moving.
Now, I do that while I am in pod farm 2. As soon as I do this, I can select any tone and it loads instantly..
So I am pretty sure this can be fixed by Line6, because clearly, there's something wrong with the USB driver and not the system..
Btw, I run on a freshly installed windows 7 64bit and I have absolutely no problems with my USB devices, I also just have a USB mouse when I run pod farm 2..
Is it possible that by pressing Test in the sound properties, it initializes the bus correctly and then podfarm can correctly use the newly initialized usb device?
Is it possible that the device is reporting a USB configuration that is not correct but accepted by the driver?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to aquatarkus77)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
I recently updated my studio main PC to a Windows 7 x64 machine. Previously I had Pod Farm 2.51 working on my XP machine and it worked flawlessly with a TonePort DI Gold. When I moved the hardware and software over to my new Win 7 machine Pod Farm 2.51 stopped working and only output the dry guitar signal - no amps or effects were applied. Following this thread I tried moving my USB connection from my USB 2 port to a USB 3 port and everything started working perfectly.
There has been some mention that the USB drivers might not be working with certain USB hardware. My motherboard is a LGA1155: 2x 16X PCIe, 3 PCIe 1x, 2 PCI, dual channnel DDR3 1600, TI firewire.
So for a fix I'd suggest people try different USB ports on their computer to see if that works or get a secondary USB set of ports via PCI or other means.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to rimbaud234)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
This seems to be hit or miss on my system. Meaning that some of my presets play perfectly, BUT other amp modeling types do not. It will appear that they are working because the effects are working but the controls on the amp dont do anything, specifially the gain. The ones that I've noticed do not work are the Missisippi Criminal and the Angel P-Ball.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 5:37 PM (in response to aquatarkus77)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
This has got to be a pod farm issue, and not USB related.
The past couple of months i've been using my PodStudio UX1 with Guitar Rig 5 completely perfect with no issues what so ever.
Today i decided to install podfarm again to try out some tones, since i didn't use podfarm in quite a while.
This is when the problems start jumping around.
First thing that happens is that the whole sound system froze when opening my DAW. Had to reconnect the interface.
Next try it worked, but apparantly my device wasn't authorized, even though i just authorized it..
After many attempts and finally getting into a authorized podfarm atlast, all i got was a dry signal, lol..
Tried everything, finally made it work, but minutes later.. only a dry signal again.
I have also tried every suggestion line6 has come up with, but with no success.
Fix your ****.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 11:02 AM (in response to aquatarkus77)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
My ticket on this issue from *December* remains open. I have nothing else useful to add, except that this problem will only grow as more users upgrade to the Intel i5/i7 family.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2012 4:11 PM (in response to CombatWombat)Re: Pod Farm 2.51 UX1 only dry sound
We have released a new Windows driver to fix this dry sound problem.
I would suggest that you use the Line 6 Uninstaller located at the location below to remove your currently installed Line 6 drivers:
Windows 7/Vista - C:\Program Files(x86)\Line6\Tools - Line6Uninstaller
Windows XP - C:\Program Files\Line6\Tools - Line6Uninstaller
Make sure to disconnect any of your Line 6 USB devices prior to starting the uninstaller. Make sure to only check the boxes at the bottom of the list that are related to the Line 6 drivers, and proceed to uninstall them. Once they are removed, restart the computer. Upon restart download the latest Line 6 Window Drivers from the link below:
Windows Drivers 126.96.36.199:
Make sure not to connect your Line 6 USB device until prompted to so at the end of the installation process. After connecting it, make sure and look towards the Windows system clock for a notification that Windows has detected your device and has successfully installed the drivers before moving forward. If you do not receive this notification message, make sure to try reconnecting the Line 6 hardware to each available USB port until you have exhausted all available USB ports.