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#1 dhargrove

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

Okay, I admit, I'm new at this. I've downloaded Reaper and am trying to use the X3 as the playback device, using the headphones. Now, I can hear my guitar through the headphones and Reaper is recording the guitar (I've rendered to an MP3 and it has recorded succesfully), but when I attempt to hear the playback through the headphones, I hear nothing.

 

I think I've verified the settings correctly. Again, it is recording from the X3. I just can't hear the playback. I want to be able to record rythym tracks and record over them. Obviously, I need to hear the track.

 

Anyone have any thoughts?

 

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#2 phil_m

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:28 PM

In Reaper, you need to go to the "Options" tab at the top of the screen, and then select Preferences. Once in the dialog window, you'll see a field that says Audio on the left hand side. Underneath that, there's a tab that says devices. This is where you set the POD as your input and output device.

 

This assumes that you've already installed the drivers for the X3.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:49 PM

... and you need to specify the X3's ASIO driver in the audio controls of Reaper.


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#4 dhargrove

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:17 PM

More information on this: I had to reboot the machine for something and when I went back into reaper, without making other changes, I was able to hear the playback in my headphones. Great, I thought, but not so fast... It'll work for a little while, but suddenly I can no longer hear the playback. Reboot, and again, it works, for a while.

 

I'm wondering if I have some kind of a driver issue, or some operating system issue. It's configured correctly, with x3's ASIO driver, and works after a reboot - I can even import a mp3 into a project, play it and record on another track, until it decides to go south...

 

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EDIT:

 

I've made sure the drivers on my PC were updated (there were some updates - which I installed, though not sure if the ASIO drivers were on the list). I also discovered that the flash on the X3 needed updating, which I did. This all resulted in no change in behavior. I can hear the playback for a while and then it suddenly stops. Even when the playback stops, I can still here my live playing of the guitar through the headphones.

 

I'm at a loss, and its intermittent behavior is frustrating me. I'm at the point of where I'm just beginning to learn about recording my play. My long term view is to go the route of a audio interface and such, but given that the X3 is supposed to be able to do so, I'd rather not shell out the bucks on this just yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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#5 phil_m

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:25 AM

Do you have the X3L or the X3 bean? I'm wondering if this isn't related to the USB dropout issue that happened with some of the X3Ls. If it is an X3L, you should be able to get the repair covered under the extended warranty related to this particular issue, I think. This thread describes what was happening:

 

http://line6.com/support/thread/8015


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#6 dhargrove

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:21 AM

Well Phil_m, that sure sounds like the issue. I have the X3L, and I purchased it from guitar center used, so I'm thinking the warranty is moot. I'll have to figure out what to do next. Thanks for you help.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:23 AM

the usb dropout fix, is provided regardless of warranty status. you just need to get it to a service center and tell them bulletin #52

 

http://line6.com/service_centers/


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:44 AM

Awesome. Thanks for all the help


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