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  1. Has some interesting discussions regarding latency. dave
  2. If I disconnected the speakers and set up a HD500x with no effects, no AMP, no controllers, and a neutral mixer, does this simply become one of the biggest and most expensive DI boxes on the planet? Or would the output from the sound card to the USB port be different vs. something like a Scarlett Solo DI (other than the fact that they obviously do not have identical ADC's)? Another question is how much latency (5ms, 50 ms, etc ...) can a system have before a person playing guitar really notices that the sound is not in sync with his/her playing? dave
  3. @hurghanico Regarding BSOD's, I am still suspicious of user error here (specifically not giving the system enough time to respond to shutting down the Editor). If not I will try your suggestion. dave
  4. @hurghanicoThanks for the additional clarifications. And to answer my own question (in the context of Volume control), I believe that if you have settings established by the editor and then shut down the editor and then you shut down the HD500x (do not touch any controls), then bring up the HD500x (do not touch the controls) followed by the editor, then the editor 'owns' the settings. But in the same scenario if the HD500X was the device that set the volume when you shut down the editor/DH500x, then the device volume setting controls the initial state of the device. At least I think that is what I am seeing here. It is a tough experimental environment for me as either I am way more careless than I think I am, or I do not yet have control of HD500X driven BSOD's. dave
  5. .. and just to complete this discussion, when you bring up the editor which volume control is effective? I am guessing that the editor settings, but just to be sure. dave
  6. @hurghanicoThanks for the very helpful clarification. I would have been confused on that point. dave
  7. Got it. It was not my expectation but makes perfect sense. Thanks! dave
  8. This is kind of a basic question, but I am unclear on this (as virtually all my interfacing with the HD500X is through the editor). How exactly does (for example) the Volume knob on the HD500X hardware relate to the virtual volume knob in the editor? Are they kind of multiplied together to get a final setting - in that case 25% on the hardware and 75% on the software volume knobs respectively would have the same result as 75% on the hardware and 25% in the software. And the same question for the other hardware control knobs - thanks. dave
  9. @silverhead my question and your answer reveals how little I know about this stuff. Thanks again. dave
  10. The problem with the JBL's is that they are too big to fit on my (kinda' small) desktop. And their current placement in the room is far from optimum and I don't have a good alternative here that works from my spouse's perspective (room does duty as my office and a guest bedroom). I could do as you suggest and exclusively use the HD500X as an input/output sound card. But my sense of things is that my external DAC's (particularly the IFI DAC) is better for critical listening. SO I am trying out alternatives here (including better speakers that would fit on my desktop or a way to better control routing which includes the HD500X). One solution that I have tried is to use the free version of Amplitube as a router where I would route the HD500X sound card output to Amplitube and use Amplitube to route the output. I have not yet been able to make that work and, quite frankly, have not yet been able to make Amplitube do anything useful. And thanks for the info on ASIO4ALL. I did not know that it is not fully ASIO compliant. That might explain some of my problems. Do you happen to know if REAPER is fully ASIO compliant? dave
  11. @hurghanico FWIW, on my Dell XPS desktop computer, if I disconnect the POD and my USB mic and go to sound settings, I have NO CHOICES regarding settings (no input devices found). So I will have to take extra steps here (like create a default input). Thanks again for the help. dave
  12. I have a Windows 10 desktop and a (rarely used but maybe that will change) HD500X. My system has 2 USB DAC's. One (Dragonfly Red) drives a pair of so-so quality desktop speakers and the other (IFI Nano Black) drives Sennheiser 650 headphones and in my current system LINE OUT goes to the mp3 input of the HD500x. The HD500x then drives a pair of JB LSR305's. This way I can listen to music through either the desktop speakers or the JBL's (turn on the HD500x and direct output to the IFI Nano. And I can record easily using the HD500X as my input sound card. What I cannot do (easily) is to simply play (in realtime) my guitar through the HD500X and output that to my desktop speakers (which I would upgrade if I could do this). Maybe there is some bring up Audacity and set it up in loopback recording mode solution (not sure if that works or if latency would be an issue). But is there a simple/straight forward way to do this? Thanks. dave
  13. I believe that @hurghanico has explained the bulk of my problems here. I had never considered this, but my basic system setup has NO INPUTS. So once the HD500X was connected it was instantly selected as the system INPUT (re: Sound Settings). For now I have permanently connected an IRIG UA to one on my USB ports and my HD500X is no longer the selected INPUT. I kind of messed around for 15 minutes this morning without any issues. Thanks again! dave ps. I know that prior to this change I encountered at least one Blue Screen where I was doing nothing but changing the volume of an Amp. But my HD500X has gone from unless to useful with this one change.
  14. @hurghanico Thanks for the very logical and helpful input. It gives me some structure around which to build some experiments. Very much appreciated. dave
  15. I have just migrated a seldom used HD500x POD device to a new Windows 10 desktop computer. I am having persistent 'Blue Screen of Death' events (Windows ends, collects data, and then restarts). I have probably encountered 6-8 of these in the last 24 hours. They happen when I remove the USB cable, or maybe turn the device off, or possibly change a setting in the POD Editor, etc. They are not predictable other than I have not yet 'messed around' with the settings/etc for more than a couple minutes without encountering a fatal Windows error. I do get a code from Windows that comes up on the blue screen that I have not yet been able to capture before it goes away. And Line6 Monkey does not recognize that this device is attached, if that matters. I have seen this happen when the Editor was running and also when not running (in the latter case Windows aborted when I turned off the HD500x). Is this scenario common? From my earlier days I recall that you had to be REALLY careful with the order of shutdown/disconnect of the HD500X if the editor was running, but this is far worse than that. Have others experienced this and any clues as to what might be going on here (other than yet another proof that the Windows Audio system is not so great). Thanks. dave
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