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  1. Well I just watched a video on recording your guitar into a DAW and the person doing the demonstration said if you don't want to listen to all that dry, boring guitar sound while you are recording the dry track, you can just load an amp sim onto the track and that way you will still be recording the guitar dry, but in your headphones you will be hearing your guitar with amp distortion.
  2. There is another way I could record a dry track into Reaper. I have a Focusrite Scarlett interface. I have a feeling that has good converters in it. But the problem is I would be playing and listening to a completely dry and unprocessed guitar sound which might be tough for me to play the whole song that way.
  3. If I double-tracked my electric guitar then I believe that would be considered stereo. But otherwise it's considered mono if I'm not mistaken.
  4. Yes I think I have always recorded in Mono. I don't know what advantages there would be for me to record in Stereo. If you can name some please post.
  5. Well it worked. Maybe it's just my ear playing tricks on me but it seems that the sound quality of dry, unprocessed track that I laid down when I had my HD Pro X was a little better, than what my X3 is giving me. But when I think about it, that makes little sense. I figure a dry is a dry is a dry. I don't know why there would be a difference in quality between the two.
  6. Then after I arm two tracks in Reaper the little meter with the inputs shows up. I will set track 1 which is the wet, processed track to Tone 1 Left. Then I will set track 2 which is the dry track to Tone 1 Dry. I'll see what happens. If Mix L means a mixture of the wet, processed sound plus the dry, unprocessed sound I don't want that.
  7. Here is what I see in Reaper in Audio Inputs: ASIO Driver: ASIO POD X3 Enable Inputs: First: 1. Mix L 2. Mix R 3. Tone 1 L 4. Tone 1 R 5. Tone 2 L 6. Tone 2 R 7. Tone 1 Dry 8. Tone 2 Dry Last: 1. All 8 of these are identical to the above. I do not see anything that would allow me to choose 1 + 2 together (but I'm recording in mono too if that makes any difference). I will choose 1. Mix L and 7. Tone 1 Dry. I will report back the results.
  8. No I did not actually create a Tone 2 because you said in an earlier reply that it was not necessary because the X3 driver produces that automatically. So could I select as inputs 1. Mix L and then choose USB 7 also? I am wondering if I would get a better end result for plug-in processing if I actually made a Tone 2 let's say using a low gain amp like a Plexi and set it up so it's practically clean sounding, and then using that as my Tone 2, instead of not making a Tone 2 and just use the automatic processing that the X3 driver provides.
  9. Can you explain how I would do that? I remember you saying there is no need to make a Tone 2 because the X3's driver provides that directly. So when I was assigning inputs after arming two tracks, I chose Mix L for the wet track and I chose no. 8 Tone 2 dry for the dry track. I've kinda wondered what is meant by Mix L.
  10. No I'm not using both the X3 and the HD Pro X at the same time. I thought of the idea of adding an EQ on the dry track to brighten it up a little before adding my amp sim and it seemed to help. I'm getting a little better sound now.
  11. When I listen to the playback after recording both a wet and a dry track into Reaper, I mute the processed track and just listen to the clean, dry, unprocessed track. Then I compared it to the clean, unprocessed track that I earlier recorded using my POD HD Pro X. It seems to my ears that the dry track recorded with my POD HD Pro X sounds a little brighter which I kinda like. The dry, clean track that was recorded using my X3 sounds a bit darker and maybe a little more bassy. And my ML Sound Labs amp sim does not sound the same on both dry, clean tracks. How can I brighten up the dry, clean track a little? Or should I try making a Tone 2 on my X3 going through like say a Plexi a little bright maybe and record that into the dry, clean track in my DAW?
  12. I had forgotten that I posted a message on this topic earlier. I will re-read it and go from there.
  13. I'm thinking of going back to using my X3 and I would need to be able to send a wet, processed signal and at the same time send a dry, unprocessed signal into Reaper. The X3 can do that can't it?
  14. I got it going now. You have to use Line 6 Monkey to install the add-ons. Looks to be working fine now.
  15. Okay I found out that I can get the Peavey and the Marshall 2204 if I buy the Metal HD Model Pack. So I bought the Model Pack and followed the instructions. I had already installed the drivers and I installed the License Manager. I navigated to the Tools folder on my computer and ran the License Manager. I successfully authorized my computer but the License Manage told me I needed to go into my account and deauthorize a device if I wish to authorize this POD. So I deauthorized a device and ran the License Manager again and it said it was successful. It then said to shut off and turn back on any applications that use it. I turned off the POD and turned it back on along with HD Pro X Edit and looked for the Peavey and the Marshall 2204. Nope. They are still not showing up. What do I need to do?
  16. I picked up a used POD HD Pro X for a good price off Ebay but it does not have the Peavey amp, I think Line 6 calls in Panama. How do I get this amp?
  17. The back of the HD Pro X it has a L/Mono output plus a R (for Send). For Return it has the same L/Mono plus R. The Mooer has L/Mono input plus a R. For outputs it has Left A plus Right B. Would I just run a cable from the POD L/Mono to the Mooer L/Mono, and then a cable from Left A back to the POD L/Mono? Forgive me but I'm not good at hooking up gear except my guitar to an amp.
  18. It's like right now I have to wear two sets up headphones at the same time. I have one set plugged into the headphone jack of the POD, and the other set plugged into the headphone jack of the Scarlett. But I can't wear two sets of headphones at the same time.
  19. So far I have been only able to hear both sounds coming through my headphones if I use my POD as my audio device. If I plug my guitar into the guitar input on the POD and plug my headphones into the headphone jack on the POD also, then going into Manage Audio Devices and choosing the POD X3 as my device. I wanted to see if I could in effect run the POD through the Scarlett to record and practice with. But so far no luck with that.
  20. I recently picked an audio interface which is a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 model which you can see here: https://focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-i.../scarlett-18i8 I have my Line 6 POD X3 sitting right on top of it. I took two cables and connected the left and right outputs on the back of the X3 into the inputs on the back of the Scarlett. Today I have been trying to get both my live guitar and a Guitar Pro file to come through my headphones at the same time. I have had no success with this. I want to be able to hear two sounds at the same time in my headphones. My live guitar sound plus a backing track (or perhaps a Guitar Pro file). I currently am not using my recording software. I am just getting the Guitar Pro file coming through my headphones by using the Guitar Pro software. I know the X3 acts as an interface and I can plug my guitar into the guitar input on the X3, and plug the headphones into the headphone input on the X3. And then go into Manage Audio Devices and choose the POD X3 as my audio device. But can't I use the Scarlett as my audio interface and with that have both my live guitar sound plus a backing track coming through my headphones at the same time? I don't know much about hooking all this stuff up. Maybe it can't be done? I need some help here.
  21. For years I just had my X3 plugged directly into the back of my computer, and I think I set the input gain for recording with the Tone Volume knob on the X3. Now I have my X3 plugged into my Focusrite Scarlet 18i8 audio interface, and I'm wondering how I would set the input gain for recording. It has 4 XLR and quarter inch combo jacks on the front, and if you use those you can use the knob above the jack to set the input gain. But I will not be using those jacks. I got the left and right outputs from the X3 plugged into quarter inch inputs on the back of the audio interface. Would I still use the Tone Knob or maybe the last (the fourth knob) knob on the X3 to set input gain?
  22. When I push the Outputs button the my X3, it says Match Studio Direct. I don't see anywhere it says Line, or how you can get that screen to say Line.
  23. I'm wondering which inputs I should use to connect the cables from my X3. Should I use the ones on the front or the ones on the back. Here is a photo of the 18i8: https://focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-18i8
  24. I would like to ask since the Focusrite (the audio interface I'm going to try) will be plugged into my computer by way of a USB cable, I will not need to connect my X3 to my computer using a USB cable will I?
  25. I am aware that the X3 can be used as a sound card. But I still would like to pick up a separate audio interface. I'm looking at some right now and I think I found one that is not too expensive and it has good reviews plus if I don't like it I can return it for a refund. I just found out from Toontrack that both EZ Drummer 3 and Superior Drummer 3 require running inside a 64 bit host to avoid problems.
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