complete newbie to this computer crap.got a pod xt live,now i need some recording software,or do i?remember guys n gals this is fora computer retard who is 50 years old and knows only how to play a guitar lol.insults are ok,i am english we are used to it.all help appreciated.
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:20 AM
Hi nenic . . .
Well, you don't need recording software, unless, of course, you want to record.
It can be a bit daunting to start, but once you have the basics handled, the flow improves. A fairly simple, yet powerful, package to start with would be Reaper. You can get it at http://reaper.fm
Reaper is fairly simple, has a 30 day "everything works" trial period (which actually doesn't expire), and is quite inexpensive to purchase.
Make sure that you install the POD XT drivers so that you can use the ASIO protocol over USB for recording. Don't worry if you don't understand what I'm saying now. You'll catch on quick enough.
Good luck, and welcome to the forum!
Posted 20 May 2013 - 04:42 AM
+1 to BigChas52
Reaper will have you laying down tracks in no time.
They have a decent forum too if you need help.
And you can always youtube Reaper tutorials.
And the PODxt Live is a great interface to use with Reaper.
As for insults, maybe after I get a little more caffeine I will think up some clever jabs.
Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:05 PM
Hey, Line 6 fellows! I'm having a little difficult with my recording stuff here. I followed the advice above and looked for Reaper for recording, 'cause I also have a Pod XT. I did recorded my guitar, but I can't record the backing track alongside. I've tried everything, and I only get the sound of the guitar, without the backing that I used and listened while recording. I've watched a few videos on youtube, tried once again, but, in the end, I just have a wav. file with the guitar solo alone. Could you guys give me a help?
Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:45 PM
why not just drag and drop the backing track onto an empty track in reaper... or otherwise add the track to your session in reaper...
it's clearly already recorded
Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:50 AM
I'm monitoring through headphones. I plug usb cable from POD XT to PC, open Reaper software, insert two new tracks, draging the backing to one of them. Then, as TheRealZap suggested, I turn on monitoring audio, but nothing changed. As Triryche remembered, I'm not muting anything. I plug the guitar and start recording, playing normally and listening to the backing. After saving the record, I open the audio file and just hear my guitar, with no backing. I'll try to put my screen on attachment. Perhaps you guys, who are professional and experienced, will see a lot of mistakes I made but didn't notice. I'm still amateur!
Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:31 AM
Just for clarification, you have your headphones connected to the PODxt?
Which track is the backing track? Becuase from your screen shot one track looks empty.
Also, it's hard to tell but it looks like you may have "solo" engaged on both tracks, which shouldn't make a difference, but I would turn them off if they are one. (The "S").
Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:03 PM
Hey, Triryche! Thanks for the response!
Yes, my headphones are conected to the PODxt. On that screen shot, the empty track is nº1, that is ready for my guitar signal. 2º track contains the backing track. If I hit the record button, the first track starts to write, and I can perfectly hear everything. However, when I open the audio record, only the guitar signal was recorded.
Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:16 PM
To echo Triryche's response, things appear to be behaving properly. In your screenshot you have Track #1 (your guitar) armed for recording, and it does record properly. Track #2 (backing track) is already recorded and does not need (nor, in most cases, do you want it) to be recorded again and mixed with your guitar. Certainly you want to hear both tracks during playback, so after you've finished recording the guitar track you make sure it is no longer armed for recording, and begin playback. Both tracks will play back (I would remove the solo feature from both) and you can mix them separately.
In some cases (this is a more advanced feature) you may want to create a third track which is a specific mix of the recorded track #1 and #2. Consult your DAW's manual for this procedure, called 'bouncing' tracks, or a similar procedure called 'rendering'. But to do that you need both tracks already recorded separately.
.... John Lennon
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