Can't Hear FX via Windows Media Player

I just bought my first audio interface ever, an Alesis io Hub. I'm such a newbie at playing that I figured I didn't need to spend a lot of $ initially just to get some basic recording done. I don't do particularly well just reading documentation and then being able to perform specific tasks. So, through trial and error, I can now plug my acoustic guitar into the io Hub and record a clip onto my laptop. But I seem unable to get any sound effects to come out if I play the clip by any other audio player than Ignite. For instance, I can play the clip with Windows Media Player, but there's no reverb or anything... just the plain guitar sound. Of course, if I play the clip back in Ignite, I can get the FX sounds. Can I record the clip such that the FX sounds can be heard via other audio media players? Thanks in advance.
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for posting. I'd like to help. Congratulations on your first interface purchase! Great job on successfully recording your guitar clip. As for your reverb effect, you'll need to apply this within your DAW, such as Ignite. If you want to use Ignite as your DAW, you'll need to export your project with the reverb effect in order to keep that effect on the track.

    For more information on Ignite and how to use, I recommend going through and reading their guide here.
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  • Good advice! I had already looked over both the Ignite Basics and User Guide; but, like I said... I don't assimilate info easily by just reading it. The best clue you gave me was to "export" the file, done so by clicking on the "Share" icon; from there I was able to save the file that incorporated the reverb effect. Previously, I'd clicked on the upper left corner of the browser... File/Save As, etc. Saving the clip THAT way gave the results I described. But, with your advice, I was able to record the clip with effects(reverb). THANKS!

    Next, I'm going to work on recording 2 separate clips(rhythme clip and lead clip) and synchronize them. Next, combine the two clips into one clip(project?). After that, doing that process once more to essentially wind up with 3 clips collapsed/combined into just 1 clip. From there, I think I'd have the basic recording techniques at hand. What would you recommend after that? I'm thinking that playing with applying the different effects to different degrees in different combinations is next. Whew!
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