ASIO drivers are usually not included on Windows and need to be installed separately. If you are using an audio interface, then an ASIO driver is usually available from the manufacturer's website. Once installed, open Live's Preferences > Audio, click "Driver Type" and choose the ASIO driver.
Launch Live and open Live's Preferences --> Audio. Choose ASIO as the Driver Type and ASIO4ALL v2 as the Audio Device: Click on Hardware Setup. The ASIO4ALL window will pop up. On the left-hand side, click on the "+" to the left of your audio interface, then enable the inputs and outputs by clicking on the "power button" next to them.
· I fiddled with a couple settings before I got it working so am not sure exactly which step I took that worked, and I am away from my system at the moment, but I would suggest this first: Go to the tab under Live's options menu that lets you select your input and output devices. Select ASIO for the driver type.
Hi! I get “Unable to initialize the selected device” when selecting ASIO driver for device verified to work with Ableton Live 64 bit. This happens using FMOD studio 1.10.04 64-bit, Build #93853, Running on Windows 10.. The ASIO device in question is a Roland Duo-Capture, which is otherwise working just fine, with all other software.
· Update: I determined that the DJM-900 nexus ASIO driver works fine in 32bit Ableton Live. The question is why is that a fix? I am running 1.601 drivers on Win7 Ultimate. I have also tested 64 bit Ableton thoroughly with 1.710 - even though it says it is not for Win7. Neither driver works in 64 bit Ableton Live when it comes to Live MIDI output
The ASIO driver is directing an unmodified audio stream to your sound card; whatever you pass into it is what's going to come out. Any "harshness" to the sound is likely coming from your overall mix within Ableton, not the driver passing it to your sound card (unless the ASIO driver you're using is outdated or of a poor quality/design).
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