why is pc audio disabled when live is on?

  • when live is on, the pc audio is disabled, so i cannot, for instance, record sound from webpages or videos.  or If pc audio is  playing, live will not launch, it just hangs on the launching graphic. how do i share the box simultaneously as a default? 
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    my interface is Focusrite scarlett 2i4

     

    i am on windows 8. 
 
thanks!

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bertzerk 3 years ago | 0 comments

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  • SFA
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    in the first instance I'd suggest going to Control Panel, Hardware, Sound andchecking through all the settings for your audio interface.

    the I/f should have come with a manual, and it ought to have recommended settings for the different operating systems.

    one in particular you should be looking for will be something like "exclusive access" - this will mean that whatever app first starts and grabs the audio I/f will not share it with any other apps that start after.

    3 years ago | 1 comment
  • [daw] Ableton staff
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    Hi there, 

    This might be a limitation of your ASIO driver. ASIO drivers are offering a much lower latency than the default MME / direct X drivers you would find on Windows, but this comes with the downside of  audio only available in one application at the time with some of them. 

    Hope this helps, 

    daw

    3 years ago | 1 comment
  • Man0God
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    I had the same issue on windows 10, I found out using asio, you cant just click the exit button. You have to go to file, then exit ableton. Audio should revert to original driver setting when it is disabled. I havent figured out how to record playback while app is running. I believe you must convert over a file into mp3or 4 and then paste it into ableton.

    1 month ago | 0 comments

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