No audio when using ASIO driver (Windows)

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: Windows

If you're not getting any audio when using an ASIO driver with Live, but the MME/DirectX driver works fine, then there are two possible reasons that this could be happening:

1. Some ASIO drivers allow only one application at a time to access the audio interface.

  • Make sure Live is the only application accessing your sound card:
    • Close all applications accessing the soundcard (e.g. Instant Messengers, Skype, Youtube, Internet browsers, etc.)
    • Disable the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth in Live:
      • Open Live's preferences → MIDI/Sync
      • Disengage the TRACK, SYNC, REMOTE buttons for the MIDI port of the Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth
  • Re-initialize the driver by toggling the Live CPU load meter off and then back on.

2. The sample rate in Live must match the sample rate of Windows.

If your ASIO driver supports multiple audio applications but you're still not able to activate audio in Live, this could be happening because Live and Windows are set to different sample rates.

Click the speaker icon in the lower right corner of your tray, open up Playback Devices and click the Properties button. On the Advanced tab, you can check what the sample rate of that device is. Make sure it matches the sample rate that Live is using. You'll have to do this for every channel on your soundcard since each channel shows up as a separate device.

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