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I've had this for a while and I finally started using it a few weeks ago. Works awesome for recording/Guitar Rig, etc but when it comes to jamming along to some tunes via Guitar Rig and windows media player, winamp or whatever, I can only get sound from one program and not the other. For example, if I have Guitar Rig going and then I open winamp, I only get audio from Guitar Rig and no sound from winamp(whichever is started first only works).
The interface is a Lexicon Alpha. Nothing fancy.
I guess the Lexicon basically has taken over for my sound card. I have my speakers running out of the Lexicon and tried moving them to the sound card and no dice. Any suggestions?
I also had all that ASIO drivers and stuff previously installed... could that be part of the problem?
 

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Nope. Unless you count the Lexicon which is acting like a soundcard.

edit: Well, I guess there is the integral soundcard on my pc. Maybe that is the problem?
 

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What's happening is that the lexicon isn't able to run both asio and wdm simultaneously. You could try to run guitar rig in wdm mode, but you'll get hideous latencies that way.
 

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Yep, welcome to recording with Windows.

What I used to do was use the headphone out on my old Toneport, and send that to one of these, which ran my headphones and my monitors. Not ideal, but it worked.
 

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Yep, welcome to recording with Windows.

What I used to do was use the headphone out on my old Toneport, and send that to one of these, which ran my headphones and my monitors. Not ideal, but it worked.
Luckily I have an onboard soundcard with separate speakers that I run all computer sounds through. So my impact twin handles asio only through my rokit monitors.
This way I can run winamp or whatever to jam along with music.

But I really want a Mac....
 

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Luckily I have an onboard soundcard with separate speakers that I run all computer sounds through. So my impact twin handles asio only through my rokit monitors.
This way I can run winamp or whatever to jam along with music.
That was my other idea since I have a decent set of unused pc speakers here. :lol:

And Chris... if I could afford a non-windows machine, I'd probably have one. Until then I'll have to make do with what I have.
 

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I've actually no idea if a Mac operates differently. I have the 828, and it handles in/out (hehe, handles the in/out..) as well as my monitors on it's own, so I can track and monitor at the same time.

I always had the same issue Donnie's having with Windows unless I did some oddball cabling voodoo. My device (pod, etc) would eat the line-in, and ASIO wouldn't let me monitor using my onboard sound card. WDM would be unusably laggy.
 

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And Chris... if I could afford a non-windows machine, I'd probably have one. Until then I'll have to make do with what I have.
For once, I really wasn't saying "Get a Mac". :lol: I honestly don't know if it would make a difference.
 

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I know, kitten. Don't get your panties in a wad. :wub:
I'm sure if I spent a few extra $$$ on a better interface I'd be good to go but the one I have was a gift and I just want to use it to it's full potential and not be all "you got me a piece of crap, bitch!" :lol:
 

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I know, kitten. Don't get your panties in a wad. :wub:
I'm sure if I spent a few extra $$$ on a better interface I'd be good to go but the one I have was a gift and I just want to use it to it's full potential and not be all "you got me a piece of crap, bitch!" :lol:
:lol: Well I don't think it's the interface, I think that's just how Windows is. I always, always, always had that problem, with a bunch of different interfaces. :(
 

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You're using cubase, right? Perhaps try this, and slap some headphones in your sound card's output jack to see if it works?
With Cubase it works perfectly since it's running as a plug-in. The problem is running GR as a stand-alone with other programs.
 

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:lol: Well I don't think it's the interface, I think that's just how Windows is. I always, always, always had that problem, with a bunch of different interfaces. :(
Damn. I was hoping to be forced to buy a new interface with more lights. :(
 

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With Cubase it works perfectly since it's running as a plug-in. The problem is running GR as a stand-alone with other programs.
That's why it would work if ran GR in wdm mode. But it's unusable that way.
 
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