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#1 Powellman

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:32 AM

Hello there,

 

I've recently started using my podx3 pro as my audio interface for its dry and wet signal inputs but I seem to be running into this common problem with the device where the soundcard will just drop out forcing me to restart my pc. This doesn't seem to matter whether I'm using a DAW or not, in fact it seems to be more stable when its running on the ASIO drivers to a degree. It usually drops out when I'm streaming something from a video online. 

 

I've tried reinstalling the drivers for it and  that hasn't made a difference, I've tried changing the usb port and that hasn't made a difference. I'm not getting any kind of blue screen so I can't give any reports to indicate what might be the problem.

 

Here's my specs

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 64 Bit

Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz 

4.00 GB Ram

 

all my software is update eg Flash, Quicktime, Chrome etc 

 

Has anyone come up with a solution for this problem yet?

 

Thanks in advance

 


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#2 Brazzy

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:47 PM

Maybe you need to optimize your omputer a bit. Check this page out >> About optimizing Windows 7. I know it says Pod Farm but I think it applies to Gear Box also.


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#3 mattenno

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:33 PM

I have the same problem on Windows 8.1 with my Pod X3. Constantly rebooting my PC because of audio dropouts. I've tried messing with the Buffer Size and the Bit Depth and Size. Nothing seems to fix it. 

 

I've contacted Line6 before and they have never given a solution for this problem. 


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#4 TheRealZap

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 04:05 AM

some of the x3's required a hardware fix for the usb. I know that the "lives" did not sure about the pro.

as a possible workaround you may want to try a usb 2.0 expansion card in your machine. should be inexpensive.

you can also try other ports on your machine as it is... they are not always created equal... 

my advice use a rear port that is NOT usb 3.0


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#5 mattenno

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

Yeah I've tried my front and back USB ports. Is there something wrong with the POD X3 bean? I didn't know that there was an issue. 


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:57 PM

I'm only 100% positive it affected the live boards, I can't confirm the bean or pro.


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#7 mattenno

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

Is USB 3.0 not able to support Line6 products? I see PCI express to USB 3.0 cards for $20 on newegg and amazon. 


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:26 AM

USB 3.0 should be backwards compatible.. BUT, it has been known to cause issues with Line6 stuff. Not sure of the exact issues but plugging into a usb 2.0 slot has fixed some of them.

keep in mind noone comes here and says "hey my usb 3.0 works great!" it could just be issues with certain 3.0 chipsets or manufacturers.

if you don't mind the potential for it not working... i would give usb 3.0 a try... can't say with certainty that it will work...

so you may end up back looking for a 2.0 card... but maybe not.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:23 AM

I'm only 100% positive it affected the live boards, I can't confirm the bean or pro.


I'm about 99% certain that the USB Dropout issue was ONLY with the X3 Live devices. It was not a general issue with X3 Bean or Pro models. There may be isolated, independent USB issues with these models but they won't be covered under the lifetime warranty that exists for the X3 Live issue.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:46 AM

The only thing I've noticed lately when using the X3Pro with a Vaio VGN AR630E is that I sometimes have to restart the computer if it doesn't connect when I plug in the USB. So basically when that happens I unplug the USB, restart the computer and if it stalls during shutdown do a hard shutdown and then use the "Start Normally" option, wait for the computer to levelout from the start and then plug in and it connects reliably. Not sure why this is exactly but I use the same port for the HD500 and other devices also. So what I have done was intalled another copy of Win 7 and dedicated that to Line 6 DAW stuff and have optimized it.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 02:28 PM

Alright, I'll probably go buy a PCIe USB card and I'll let you know how it goes. Hopefully that will fix this. I'm super frustrated. 


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 01:11 PM

I read somewhere the sodering of the physical connections to the POD's USB is falty on models and some tend to wear down and cause intermittant connectivity. I know mine suffers from this problem, and the only fix seems to be to open it up and resoder those connections.

 

However your problems sound a hair different as your USB connectivity stays but the audio drops out.

 

I'm also on a windows 7 pc, latest service pack and updates, latest POD drivers and L6 Monkey.


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 09:12 PM

Bought a USB 3.0 PCI-e card. All my other devices work, however, when I plug my Pod X3 bean into it, it doesn't work. I went to Device Manager, and it has a "!" on it. When I click on that, it says that the device has an I/O error. 

 

I'm ordering a PCI-e card with USB 2.0 from newegg. I'll try that and see what happens. 


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:22 AM

Bought a USB 3.0 PCI-e card. All my other devices work, however, when I plug my Pod X3 bean into it, it doesn't work. I went to Device Manager, and it has a "!" on it. When I click on that, it says that the device has an I/O error. 

 

I'm ordering a PCI-e card with USB 2.0 from newegg. I'll try that and see what happens. 

 

Thanks for the tip. I'm guessing the 3.0 PCI you installed updated it's own drivers successfully first.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 04:00 PM

it came with a disc. i did check to see if there were updated drivers, the ones that came with it are current. not sure what the issue is. i'll probably return this one when i get my usb 2.0 card. 


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#16 mattenno

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:51 PM

I'm trying out this card now

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16815124065

 

I'll let you all know how it works, just got it installed and working. 


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#17 mattenno

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:23 PM

Still getting audio dropouts with the new PCI-e card.

 

Might have to get a new audio interface. Anyone ever used an M-Audio?

http://www.musicians...ack-with-ignite


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#18 mattenno

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:48 PM

Got an M-Audio M-Track and have no issues...working great on WIndows 8.1. Anyone know if I can just run the output of my Pod X3 into the M-track's guitar input? 


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:23 AM

no problem at all.

 

Got an M-Audio M-Track and have no issues...working great on WIndows 8.1. Anyone know if I can just run the output of my Pod X3 into the M-track's guitar input? 


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 05:15 AM

I have exactly the same issues as the original poster. Had it all the time I've owned the Pod X3 Pro. I had my X3 Live updated by Line 6 and never caused any issues since, although the Live has never been used as a sound card.

 

My Pc is more or less exactly the same spec although mine has more ram and a Gigabyte board installed with 10 USB ports on the rear and two up front. I can use the front ports with my Pod HD500 with no problems at all apart from some hiss but I only connect it to sort set lists, I prefer to program the HD500 sounds on the fly in live situations.

 

The X3 Pro remains the best studio device Line6 have developed by far (in my opinion) but the dropout issues have always been there and only cause frustration if I let it. I don't lose any work in Cubase as a result of X3 pro seemingly losing it's connection but the only thing available for me to continue working is to save my work and reboot then change the asio driver back to X3 once back into Cubase. It's not ideal but the X3 Pro does not always fail, even during lengthy sessions.

 

The X3 pro can sometimes stop delivering audio when using any program or game or stream so the problem of audio dropout does not appear to be isolated to X3 Live alone.

 

Over the years I think I've used every USB port and a few versions and reinstalls of windows. Currently using Windows 7 64. Windows 8 just ain't gonna happen. 

 

It is usable? Yes, probably 95% plus reliable, just not quite perfect. But like I said, It's the best kit there is for what it does.


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#21 FischmungaXTR

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 11:39 AM

the only way i could get my x3l to work at all was to make a new partition and install windows XP 32 bit. It now works flawlessly but it's a cumbersome work around.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:07 AM

I have ordered a PCI USB 2 card, cheap and cheerful, I'll give that a go, you never know.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 03:59 AM

USB card arrived yesterday and installed. Spent a few hours last night in Cubase working on a new song with no issues. Spent an hour this morning before work doing same with again no issues. Maybe early to tell yet but early indicators are encouraging.

 

I'll report back in a week or two.

 

Regards


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#24 danieldiez

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:47 AM

This sucks, I have the same problem and no solution developers?

I feel cheated and deceived.


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