Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 9:26 AM (in response to kmcintyre)Re: Is the USB driver useless?
I am sorry if my answer disappoints but the problem is not with the Line 6 software specifically but with the nature of ASIO drivers. The ASIO system only allows you to have one device active at a time - you will find this with all ASIO devices - if you look at "competitors" devices which you absolutely should to make sure you have covered all options you will find that those that use ASIO (which will be a high proportion of them) will have the same issue. As I said it is a limitation of ASIO. So why use ASIO you might ask? Ultra low latency that's why.
Like most things in life there is usually a pay off.....
If I sound unsympathetic I really don't mean to I understand your frustration. I just think that it is wrong - in this instance - to direct your anger at Line 6.
I wish you luck in your search for the ideal equipment for you. And yes you are right, if lots of inputs whilst maintaining the ability to edit patches live through software such as Gearbox or Pod Farm is your top priority, then perhaps The X3L isn't the right bit of kit for you.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to johnpicton)Re: Is the USB driver useless?
Not sure why you need to control the X3 and the M-Audio on at the same time. If it is to run the X3's tones through the monitors, a stereo switch box will give you that flexibility. If your recording your guitar you can simply just use the X3 and then use the M-Audio when you need to lay down vocals or some other tracks recorded externally.
I've had some really bad conflicts related to the ASIO drivers... really bad ones.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to kmcintyre)Re: Is the USB driver useless?
The one-device-at-a-time limitation is inherent in any (compliant) ASIO driver. It is not a Line 6 limitation. There is a possible workaround - there is a non-compliant driver called ASIO4ALL that some people have used successfully. I don't recommend it, it sometimes causes new problems, and Line 6 does not support the use of their products with it - but it might work for you.
Regarding Pod Farm VST, the version that came bundled with your X3 requires that your X3 be connected for authorization purposes. If you wish, you can purchase a hardware independent license for Pod Farm v2.5x. That will allow you to use it with your M-Audio.