#1
So i've had this line 6 pod gx for a while now and i have some tracks recorded with them however, they all usually end up really un aligned to the backtrack. most of the time i would have to go and manually correct them but that never makes too much difference and takes way more time. I know a lot of you guys use these at home for casual recordings but is there a way to correctly set this up? I have a feeling im doing something wrong.

heres how i set it up: audacity is open, my recording device is set to the pod. my speakers (or headphones if i choose) is connected to the back of the pod, therefore the sound comes from the usb connected to pod to the speakers. then i record the drums/backtrack. After, i use that track i just recorded and have it playing from audacity as i record another track.

is there anything wrong there?
Jackson DXMG -> Vai Morley Wah -> Korg Black Tuner -> (Need a delay) -> Maxon OD808 -> BBE Sonic Maximizer -> ISP Noisegate -> Mesa Boogie Mark IV
#2
what drivers are you using?
MARSHALL: AVT 2000, MARSHALL: JTM 200 MARSHALL MAJOR 1969, LINE 6: POD X3 LIVE, VARIAX 600, VARIAX 700, GIBSON: FIREBIRD V,FERNANDES: REVELLE DK, FERNANDES: RETRO ROCKET PRO, BOSS: RC 50 loop station
#3
the ones that came with the pod
Jackson DXMG -> Vai Morley Wah -> Korg Black Tuner -> (Need a delay) -> Maxon OD808 -> BBE Sonic Maximizer -> ISP Noisegate -> Mesa Boogie Mark IV
#4
I used to have the same problem here. So, i download the "Audacity 1.3 Beta (Unicode)" instead of whatever elsother version there is, and you can pre-set how bad the latency is so it aligns correctly in "preferences". I use a Line 6 POD xt with latency set back -200 milliseconds, it works perfectly for me.

Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXbImBRO5_I

Download this: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_windows


Exactly what I did. Keep me posted
#5
update the drivers, try a different sequencer like reaper to see if it fixes the problem. if it doesn't.. then it might be some strange hardware thing.

what kinda comp are you running? specs? os?
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#6
Quote by Kivarenn82
update the drivers, try a different sequencer like reaper to see if it fixes the problem. if it doesn't.. then it might be some strange hardware thing.

what kinda comp are you running? specs? os?


im running an inspiron 518 with a p5q em motherboard, 5770 ati gpu, and a q8300 intel quad core with vista home premium on 4 gigs of ram. im sure my comp is plenty powerful..

Quote by J Mud
I used to have the same problem here. So, i download the "Audacity 1.3 Beta (Unicode)" instead of whatever elsother version there is, and you can pre-set how bad the latency is so it aligns correctly in "preferences". I use a Line 6 POD xt with latency set back -200 milliseconds, it works perfectly for me.

Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXbImBRO5_I

Download this: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_windows


Exactly what I did. Keep me posted

yea ill try this if i cant fix it with hardware
Jackson DXMG -> Vai Morley Wah -> Korg Black Tuner -> (Need a delay) -> Maxon OD808 -> BBE Sonic Maximizer -> ISP Noisegate -> Mesa Boogie Mark IV
#7
its possible its a driver issue then.. although it should be sorted out by now, sometimes audio gear has its problems with vista.
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#8
i belive all USB devices like the POD have latency, and the only thing to fix it is to have some sort of pre-set latency correction in place
#9
Nah, its normal to have delay in recording when your running alot of different things, like your OS. My delay usually changes every day, some days it dead on, some days its 150ms off. And I use Reaper going Direct In my soundcard.

But idk, might be driver related, might not.