I have to close Ableton in order to listen to music

Hi there,


I'm Fabio. I'm using a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 as audio interface. The output of the interface consists of the 2.1 dolby system, which previously I used as output for my computer. So now the situation is this: There are no speakers connected directly to the computer, there are speakers connected to the audio interface, which is connected via usb to the computer. 

My problem is that when I use the computer, I can listen to music,  I can watch videos on youtube with audio and so on. When I use Ableton I can hear what I'm playing, what I've recorded without problems. But when Ableton is opened, I can't hear anything else. If I try to watch a video on youtube, the audio is off. It's like Ableton takes a sort of priority on the audio interface.

How can I solve this?

Thank you!


TheSorrow 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • PB21
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    Check that your pc has its audio device on the motherboard disabled, then check the pc is using the scarlett. then set ableton to use the scarlett audio device in preferences.

    4 years ago | 0 comments

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