Using ASIO for the Input and MME/DirectX for the Output in Ableton Live Lite 9

Unable to Monitor ASIO from my M-Track using my MME/DirectX Headphones

So I have the M-Audio M-Track which came with Ableton Live Lite so that was good.  I went to the M-Audio website and snapped up their ASIO drivers since I found out the plug and play ones are just DirectX/MME and have unusable latency problems.

After installing the new ASIO drivers I restarted Ableton and there it was under ASIO, my dual channel recording box was now showing up..

Choosing this, I now see volume shifts when I select IN as the monitoring option fo the track I wish to record my guitar into however... I am not able to hear anything coming through my hedset.

The headset I am using is a Plantronics Rig 2 and it is connected via USB and runs hrough the normal Audio Sound Card on the computer.


Not that it should matter but :

Windows 8.1 64bit

Ableton Live Lite 9

M-Audio  M-Track


So I suspect the problem here is that Ableton is only letting me choose a single Audio Device from the list and that device is being used for both Input and Output O.o

Is there a way to select my ASIO device for the Input and my MME/DirectX Headphones for the Output so I can actually listen to the music I am working on and also preview my guitar parts before I record them?


Jax_Cavalera 2 years ago | 1 comment

4 answers

  • rl74
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    I have the same problem - this issue has been posted by multiple people but I've yet to find any answer. Is there a way round this or is the only solution to monitor via the ASIO audio interface?

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • jpportella
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    2 votes

    Same problem here..

    Anyone from ableton support can help ?


    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • KG II
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    2 votes

    I didn't have the same problem, but VoiceMeeter might be useful for you, too.

    There you can have different devices as input and output. In Ableton Live you select VoiceMeeter as your audio device.

    After installing Voicemeeter I made sure in the windows settings that my soundcard is still default for input and output, so that other software would work as before.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Codiferous
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    2 votes

    You can use the interface for the input and mme/direct for output but you cannot use ASIO with the dual in/out settings I believe. You have to select the MME/Direct drive and your M-Track as you input then whatever your computer speakers are as output. Mine show up as Speaker/HP (Realtek...)

    Not totally sure if this is what you are referring to.

    10 months ago | 0 comments

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