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Exclusive mode is the default in Windows 7 and can be configured from your audio device’s taskbar or Properties dialog box in Device Manager. Consult your audio device’s manual if you need further information.
Tip: If you select Suspend Audio Engine When Cakewalk Is Not in Focus in Edit > Preferences > Audio - Playback and Recording, Cakewalk will relinquish control of the audio device when the program loses Windows focus.
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Go to Edit > Preferences > Audio - Playback and Recording.
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In the Driver Mode list, select WASAPI Exclusive or WASAPI Shared.
3.
Select the Audio - Devices page tab (Edit > Preferences > Audio - Devices).
4.
In the Input Drivers and Output Drivers lists, select the desired input and output ports.
5.
Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.
Cakewalk allows you to enable or disable DSP effects on inputs and output devices in WASAPI Shared mode. This is done via the EnableWasapiDSP variable in Aud.ini. By default, Cakewalk enables endpoint DSP effects for input devices (for noise removal).
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Go to Edit > Preferences > Audio - Configuration File.
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Under Configuration Settings, click Edit Config File.
The Aud.ini file opens in the default Windows text editor.
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In Aud.ini, add a new entry called EnableWasapiDSP in the [Wave] section, and set its value to the minimum desired buffer sample value. For example:
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Save Aud.ini and close the Windows text editor.
5.
Click Reload Config Settings to reload the current audio configuration settings from Aud.ini.
Note: Setting the EnableWasapiDSP variable to 2 or 3 will result in a minimum latency of 5 milliseconds in Cakewalk when using WASAPI Shared mode.
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