DigiTech RPX USB INSTALLATION GUIDE

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RPx400 USB Drivers and

Software Installation Guide

Congratulations on your purchase of a DigiTech RPx400. This installation guide contains the information to install the required USB drivers, X-Editeditor/librarian and Pro Tracks recording software for use with the RPx400. Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure smooth installation of each of these components.

A. Installing Pro Tracks

1.Start your computer. Close any open programs you have running. Place the Pro Tracks CD-ROMin yourCD-ROMdrive.

2.If you have autorun enabled, the Pro Tracks installation menu opens automatically, showing you several buttons. If the menu does not appear automatically, you can open it by selecting Start>Run and enteringd:\Autorun.exe (whered:\ is the letter of yourCD-ROMdrive).

3.Click the Install Pro Tracks button and follow the installation instructions on the screen. If DirectX 8.1+ is not installed, the installer will automatically install it for you. If DirectX is installed at this time, you will need to restart your computer and return to Step 1.

NOTE: If you exit Setup without completing the installation, choose Start>Run, typed:\Autorun.exe (whered:\ is yourCD-ROMdrive), and clickOK. This will reopen the installation menu. ClickInstall Pro Tracks to start installation again.

4.When the Installation Complete window appears deselectLaunch Pro Tracks andRead Me check boxes and clickFinish.

5.Click Exit from Pro Tracks Installation screen.

B. Installing DigiTech USB Drivers

You must install the USB drivers to use the RPx400’s USB connection with your computer. There are different installation procedures for Windows XP users and Windows 2000 users. Follow the directions in the section that applies to your operating system.

Windows XP Users

1.Take the RPx400 out of the box and plug the power in.

2.Remove the USB Warning sticker covering the RPx400’s USB port.

3.Connect the included USB cable to your computer and to the RPx400.

4.You will see multiple messages pop up from the task bar indicating that your computer has found a new USB device. There are multiple messages because there are four USB devices in the RPx400, two MIDI devices and two audio devices.

5.Wait until Windows has found and identified all of the USB devices from the RPx400. When the message "Your new hardware is installed and ready to use" appears,Windows has completed identifying your new hardware. however, installation of the software IS NOT complete.

6.Put the X-Editsoftware CD into yourCD-ROMdrive. The installation menu should

automatically appear (if installation does not start automatically, go to Start>Run, click onBrowse, typed:\instmenu.exe (whered:\ is yourCD-ROMdrive), and clickOK.

7.Now select USB Audio MIDI Drivers from the menu. You will see the following window appear:

8. Click Next. Installation of the drivers could take several minutes.

NOTE: If you don’t have the USB cable connected to the RPx400 you will see this:

If you see this message, cancel the installation and connect the USB cable to the RPx400 then restart the installation and begin with Step 1 of this section.

9.If the RPx400 is connected correctly to the computer you will see the following message from Windows:

10. Click Continue Anyway and you will see:

11. Click Continue Anyway and you will see:

12. Click Continue Anyway and you will see:

13. Click Continue Anyway and you will see:

14. Click Finish. The RPx400 USB driver installation is now complete.

Windows 2000 Users

NOTE: DO NOT connect the RPx400 to your Windows 2000 computer untilAFTER the DigiTech USB drivers are installed or it may cause instability in Windows.

1.Make sure you DO NOT have the RPx400 USB plugged into your computer.

2.Put the X-EditCD into yourCD-ROMdrive. The installation menu should automatically appear (if installation does not start automatically, go toStart>Run, click on Browse, typed:\instmenu.exe (whered:\ is yourCD-ROMdrive), and clickOK.

3.Select USB Audio MIDI Drivers from the menu that appears. You will see the following window:

4. Click Next and Windows will display the following message:

5..Click Yes and you will see the same window appear one more time. ClickYes and

you will see:

6.Click Finish.

7.Connect the RPx400 to the computer with the included USB cable. The following window will appear:

8. Click Yes and you will see:

9. Click Finish and you will see:

10. You DO NOT need to restart your computer yet. ClickNo and you will see:

11. Click Yes and you will see:

12. Click Finish and you will see:

13. You DO NOT need to restart your computer yet. ClickNo and you will see:

14. Click Yes and you will see:

15. Click Finish and you will see:

16. Click No. Repeat steps 14 and 15 once more. Then you will see:

17.This time click Yes and your computer will restart. The RPx400 USB driver installation is now complete.

C. Setup Windows Audio and MIDI

When we installed the DigiTech USB Audio and MIDI drivers,Windows may have automatically selected them as your default audio and MIDI outputs. This means that your Windows sounds will be sent to the RPx400. We need to check if these have been changed and return the settings to what they were before.

Windows XP Users

1.Select Start>Control Panel>Sound and Audio Devices.

2.Select the Audio tab.

3.Under Sound playback>Default device, open thepull-downmenu and make sure your computer’s sound card is selected.

4.Under Sound recording>Default device, open thepull-downmenu and make sure your computer’s sound card is selected.

5.Under MIDI music playback>Default device, open the pull-down menu and make sure your MIDI device is selected.

Windows 2000 Users

1.Select Start>Settings>Control Panel.

2.Select Sounds and Multimedia.

3.Select the Audio tab.

4.Under Sound Playback>Preferred device, open thepull-downmenu and make sure your sound car is selected.

5.Under Sound Recording>Preferred device, open thepull-downmenu and make sure your sound car is selected.

6.Under MIDI Music Playback>Preferred device, open the pull-down menu and make sure your MIDI device is selected.

These options only need to be changed once now that the drivers are installed. Later we will change the settings in Pro Tracks to use the RPx400 for audio and MIDI.

At this point you are ready to use the RPx400 to record with Pro Tracks. You can continue to the next section to install the X-Edit/Librarian.If you are anxious to record, skip theSetting Up the RPx400 MIDI Section

D. Install DigiTech X-EditEditor/Librarian

Installing X-Editallows you to edit and store your presets on your computer. Exit any programs that are still running before beginning theX-EditInstallation procedure.

NOTE: X-Editrequires Microsoft .NET Framework to run. This software will automatically be installed by theX-Editinstaller if it is not found on your computer. To ensure that .NET installs smoothly, Microsoft recommends that you disable your anti virus software before continuing. Once .NET andX-Editare installed, you can reenable your anti virus protection.

CAUTION: If you are running Windows 2000 and McAfee AntiVirus, please read the following note:

If you are running McAfee Antivirus, Microsoft recommends that you completely un-install(NOT just disable) McAfee Antivirus from your computer. McAfee interferes with Microsoft’s .NET installation process and must be removed to ensure a smooth installation. Once the .NET and X- Edit installation is compete, you mayre-installMcAfee andre-enableyouranti-virusprotection.

1.Return to the installer menu. If it is no longer open, you can re-openit by selectingStart>Run and enteringd:\instmenu.exe (where d:\ is the letter of your CDROM drive).and select DigiTechX-Edit.

2.The installer will now check your computer for Microsoft .NET Framework. If it is found, you can skip to Step 5. If it is not found, the .NET installer will be launched. Follow the instructions that appear. This could take several minutes and you might see the progress bar complete and start over again several times as well. This is normal.

3.When the .NET installer has completed, you will need to restart your computer if you are running Windows 2000. If not, move on to the next step. After you have restarted your computer, the installer should automatically continue. If it does not, start over at Step 2.

4.When the Welcome to the Installation Wizard for DigiTechX-Edit1.0window appears, click Next.

5.Fill in the customer information. Select Anyone who uses this computer to allow all users to useX-Edit.SelectOnly for me if you want to be the only user to useX-Editon the computer. ClickNext.

6.On the next screen, click Install.

7.When the installation is complete, click Finish.

X-Editis now installed on your computer. If you disabled orun-installedyour antivirus software, you can now reinstall orre-enableit. If you want to edit presets, make sure that the RPx400 is powered on and connected to your computer with the USB cable. Then you can startX-Edit.

E. Setting Up the RPx400 MIDI

1.Start Pro Tracks. The first time Pro Tracks is started, the Wave Profiler utility will check and configure you current audio I/O devices. ClickOK when these tests have finished.

2.When prompted to register your Pro Tracks software, please take the time to fill out the registration information.

3.If the Tip of the Day window appears, clickClose.

4.If no previous MIDI outputs have been selected, the No MIDI Outputs Selected window will appear. ClickChoose MIDI Outputs Now button. TheMIDI Devices window will open. If theNo MIDI Outputs Selected window does not appear, go to theOptions>MIDI Devices menu option.

5.Under both Inputs and Outputs, choose RPx400 USB MIDI. Do not selectDigiTech USB X-Edit or any other available selections. Click theMove Selected Devices to Top button.

6.Click the OK button and the window will close.

7.If the Quick Start window appears, click the Close button.

F. Setting Up the RPx400 for Hands-FreeRecording

1.From the Pro Tracks menu bar, select Options>Control Surfaces. The Control Surfaces window will appear.

2.Click the yellow + button to add a new control surface. TheControl Surface Settings window will open.

3.In the Control Surface pull-downmenu, selectDigiTech RPx. Verify that the Input and Output port settings still haveRPx400 USB MIDI selected. If they do not, do this now.

4.Click the OK button.DigiTech RPx should now be displayed as theConnected Surface in theControl Surfaces Window.

5.Click the Close button.

Pro Tracks can now respond to the RPx400 for automated recording functions.

G. Setting up Pro Tracks for RPx400 Audio

1.From the Pro Tracks menu bar, select Options>Audio. The Audio Options window will appear. Click theDrivers tab.

2.Under the Input Drivers settings, select DigiTech USB 1-2 In/Out andDigiTech USB 3-4 In Only and deselect all other options.

3.Under the Output Drivers settings, select DigiTech USB 1-2 In/Out and deselect all other options.DO NOT selectDigiTech USB 3-4 Input Only.

4.Click the OK button.

5.Click the OK button when the window stating changes will be saved uponre-startappears.

6.Close Pro Tracks. When you are prompted to save changes, click No.

7.Re-startPro Tracks.

8.Close the Tip of the Day andQuick Start windows if they appear.

9.From the Pro Tracks menu bar, select Options>Audio.

10.Verify that the Playback and Record Timing Master settings have DigiTech USB 1-2 In/Out selected. If not, select these now.

11.Set the number of Virtual Mains to2.

12.Click the Wave Profiler button at the bottom.

13.Click the Yes button to continue performing the tests.

14.When the profiling operation is successfully completed, click the OK button.

15.Click the OK button to close theAudio Options window if it is still open.

16.One last thing we recommend is enabling the auto save feature. Go to

Options>Global and select the Generaltab. Next to Auto save every, enter 10 minutes and then click OK.

You are now ready to use the RPx400 with Pro Tracks to record. Enjoy!

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