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No sound in external programs when running cakewalk?

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So I've decided to give cakewalk a try and instantly I've run into a problem.

When cakewalk is loaded then no external programs will play any audio. As soon as I shut it down then I have audio again. 

Cakewalk itself still plays audio, just not external programs like youtube or spotify.

Thanks in advance for help :D

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Try this:

In Cakewalk menu. Edit --> Preferences --> Audio --> Playback and Recording

Tick on " Suspend Audio Engine when Cakewalk is not in focus" and "Always Open All Devices"

Hope it helps.

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Have you managed to fix this as I have the same problem?  It makes no difference if  "Suspend Audio Engine ..." is checked or unchecked, I cannot get sound in any other application or website unless I shut Cakewalk down.  My Driver Mode is set to ASIO and the Sampling Rate is 44100 which is the same as my audio interface (Focusrite  Saffire Pro 14).

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If the PC is using the audio same interface for Windows and CbB make sure both are set to the same sample rate.

 

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51 minutes ago, scook said:

If the PC is using the audio same interface for Windows and CbB make sure both are set to the same sample rate.

 

Thanks. Any idea how I check the Windows sample rate?

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1 hour ago, Mark Harknett said:

Thanks. Any idea how I check the Windows sample rate?

Like many other things, there are probably different entry points and different people prefer different methods. Not as an expert, but as a basic audio user, I usually use the taskbar speaker icon to run the Troubleshooter. Often when I am trouble shooting an issue with Windows audio, even if the troubleshooter detects no problem, simply running the troubleshooter seems to launch some check/reset audio services that might fix an issue.

After that, there are settings and/or properties options.  In audio device properties, I will then use the tab to set/test the sample rate and bit settings.

There are quicker ways to get there via Settings directly if you prefer, plus I am sure that others can tell you other methods.  This is just one method one person (me) uses.  Not trying to say anyone else should do it this way. I know there are people who will swear up and down that the trouble shooter is worthless. That's fine; multiple options works for me. Just offering this as some possible ideas.

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Thanks 905133.  The troubleshooter didn't pick anything up but I noticed that I had three audio devices, two of which I don't use, so I disabled these and looked at the one I do use.  This had a different sample rate to the one in Cakewalk so I made them the same and it all works ok.

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