How can I get Ableton to use my speakers without disabling them?

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

 

I'm using Asio4All and running my built-in speakers through them when Live is open. In order to get Live to actually produce sound, I have to go into my Playback Devices and disable my computer's speakers.

I've read that this is because something else is taking exclusive control of the speakers and not releasing them for Live to use, so I disabled "Allow programs to take exclusive control of this device" on the Advanced tab of the speakers' properties. This did not fix the issue, and it's the only solution I've found so far.

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Rhypht 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • mcbpete
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    You may want to check that the Windows sample rate (In Control Panel -> Sound -> Playback, choose the speakers -> Properties -> Advanced) and Ableton Sample rate (Preferences -> Audio -> Sample rate) is set to the same thing. Back when I used ASIO4LL this was usually the first thing I had to set in my DAW :)

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Rhypht
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    I just checked that, and while they were not matching, fixing that issue did not solve the problem.

    The ASIO4ALL control panel still shows a red X next to my speakers.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • pizzlehead
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    having the same problem. using ASIO4Allv 2.12. i asign this driver and i get unput and showing a single in audio track but no output. no out put on anything. completely disables the output.  This driver works fine with Amplitube. shows devices in the driver output box but on ableton does not show output devices. any fix suggestions for this? 

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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