Cakewalk Audio Interface setup for the SONAR X Series

  1. Close all programs and turn off your interface
  2. Locate the sample rate knob or switch, ensure that it is set to the sample rate you intend to use. 44.1 is a good choice if you are unsure.
  3. There is also an "Advance" switch on some devices. If your device has one, ensure that it is set to the "ON" position.
  4. Turn your Cakewalk device back on and open SONAR X
  5. Click Edit > Preferences
  6. Under the Audio section on the left, click on Playback and Recording
  7. From the 'Driver Mode' dropdown select ASIO and then click Apply
  8. Under the Audio section on the left, click on Devices
  9. Make sure your Cakewalk card is selected under both inputs and outputs.  If it appears grayed out, deselect all drivers, in both inputs and outputs, then select your Cakewalk card. Click Apply.
  10. Under the Audio section on the left, click on Driver Settings
  11. Make sure one of your Cakewalk drivers is selected as 'Playback Timing Master'. It is best to select the output that you have speakers or headphones connected to.
  12. Click Apply and then OK
  13. Finally, all audio playback will occur from the Cakewalk device. Make sure you have your speakers or headphones connected to its outputs

Note: Cakewalk also provides WDM/KS drivers. If you experience problems in the ASIO Driver Mode, you may want to consider using WDM as an alternative.


Cakewalk Audio Interface setup for Music Creator 6

  1. Close all programs and turn off your interface
  2. Locate the sample rate knob or switch, ensure that it is set to the sample rate you intend to use. 44.1 is a good choice if you are unsure.
  3. There is also an "Advance" switch on some devices. If your device has one, ensure that it is set to the "ON" position.
  4. Turn your Cakewalk device back on and open SONAR X
  5. Click Edit > Preferences
  6. Under the Audio section on the left, click on Devices
  7. From the 'Driver Mode' dropdown select ASIO and then click Apply
  8. Make sure one of your Cakewalk drivers is selected as 'Playback Device'. It is best to select the output that you have speakers or headphones connected to.
  9. Make sure one of your Cakewalk drivers is selected as 'Recording Device'. It is best to select the input that you have your microphone connected to.
  10. Click Apply and then OK
  11. Finally, all audio playback will occur from the Cakewalk device. Make sure you have your speakers or headphones connected to its outputs

Note: Cakewalk may also provide WDM/KS drivers. If you experience problems in the ASIO Driver Mode, you may want to consider using WDM as an alternative.


Cakewalk Audio Interface setup for all other Cakewalk software

  1. Close all open programs and turn off your Cakewalk Interface
  2. Locate the sample rate knob or switch, ensure that it is set to the sample rate you intend to use. 44.1 is a good choice if you are unsure.
  3. There is also an "Advance" switch on some Cakewalk devices. If your device has one, ensure that it is set to the 'ON' position.
  4. Turn your Cakewalk device back on and open your Cakewalk software
  5. Click Options > Audio > Advanced
  6. From the 'Driver Mode' dropdown select ASIO
  7. If the 'Driver Mode' selector is not available make sure the box next to “Always use mme interface” is NOT checked.
  8. Click Apply and then OK, if prompted restart the program
  9. Next, Click Options > Audio:
    1. On the Drivers tab, make sure your Cakewalk card is selected under both inputs and outputs.  If it appears grayed out, deselect all drivers, in both inputs and outputs, then select your Cakewalk card.  If changes are made, click OK and if prompted, restart the program
    2. On the general tab, make sure one of your Cakewalk drivers is selected as 'Playback Timing Master'. It is best to select the output that you have speakers or headphones connected to. Click OK and if prompted restart the program.
  10. Finally, all audio playback will occur from the Cakewalk device. Make sure you have your speakers or headphones connected to its outputs.

Note: Cakewalk also provides WDM/KS drivers. If you experience problems in the ASIO Driver Mode, you may want to consider using WDM as an alternative.



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