Topic: Direct Monitoring - Reaper w/ Helix Native - Unable to Hear Live
Hello all! I just became the proud owner of an RME BabyFace Pro FS. I love the quality and build of the device, but as a somewhat inexperienced user I am having some technical challenges. I have tried reading around online and watching some videos, but have been unable to figure out what I need to do to get this figured out. My challenge is as such:
When I initially routed my Instr. 2 (on Reaper) In4 (on BabyFace) into Reaper everything was audible as it should be. I could add that audio to a track, and apply Helix Native to that track for guitar processing. The issue is that there is a bit of latency when playing the guitar and listening to it in Reaper in this fashion. In doing some digging, I read that this can happen due to the Direct Monitoring of Reaper, and so I disabled that in Reaper's options. However, what this has left me with now is a dry signal from my guitar.
Although I still have Helix Native selected on the track, I can no longer hear it in Real Time (live) as I play. If I record my dry guitar to the track and play it back I can hear the effects applied fine, however this is obviously not ideal for recording purposes. I suspect there is something I need to enable within TotalMixFX in order to be able to hear the Helix Native processed guitar live. However, I have been unable to make any changes that seem to do the trick. In case it is helpful this is my setup:
Computer: Mac M2 Max on Ventura 13.4
Interface: RME BabyFace Pro FS
Headphones: Audio Technica in the RME's 1/4 inch phones jack
DAW: Reaper 6.81
TotalMix version: 1.83
VST: Line6 Helix Native running via VST3
I would be eternally grateful for any assistance/perspective that can be offered from anyone. Thank you in advance!