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Helix plus FocusRite 6i6 on Win7 ASIO Pro Tools issues

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I run the latest Pro Tools with a Focusrite 6i6 2nd gen 

I have the latest Helix firmware and HX Edit

 

I was hoping to use my Helix's preamps and compressors for recording some vox, and it sure would be awesome to use HX Edit to tweak settings, but whenever I plug the Helix usb into the computer, it installs an ASIO driver that trumps my Focusrite ASIO driver, becoming the only one Pro Tools can see.

 

How can I use my Helix with HX Edit without that ASIO driver taking over?

Thanks!

Russell

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With Windows, you can use one or the other, but not both. I've heard you can use two on a MAC (composite?), but that doesn't help you. If you'd like a long-winded discussion of the pros/cons of using one or the other, try this:

 

http://line6.com/support/topic/31613-record-dry-signal-and-wet-signal-at-same-time-with-separate-interface/

 

I don't use ProTools, but in Reaper and Sonar you can go into the Options or Preferences page and choose which driver to use, and HX Edit should continue to work regardless.

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You can use the ASIO4ALL, a third party asio driver, to aggregate the two devices.

It's free to download and really simple to use. Just select asio4all as your asio driver in protools and then use the asio4all interface to select what physical inputs or outputs you wish to show up in protools then assign them to your tracks/busses. Simple.

You will find asio4all on google nae bother.

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With Windows, you can use one or the other, but not both. I've heard you can use two on a MAC (composite?), but that doesn't help you. If you'd like a long-winded discussion of the pros/cons of using one or the other, try this:

 

http://line6.com/support/topic/31613-record-dry-signal-and-wet-signal-at-same-time-with-separate-interface/

 

I don't use ProTools, but in Reaper and Sonar you can go into the Options or Preferences page and choose which driver to use, and HX Edit should continue to work regardless.

Thanks so much

I was looking in HARDWARE and I/O settings, where it wasn't giving me options, but in PLAYBACK ENGINE you do get a list, so that's the winner.

 

I tried ASIO4ALL to no avail ... can't get any playback with it... but thanks anyway hefonthefjords!

Cheers

Russell

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