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Frequently asked questionsAudio and MIDI FAQs ► Setting up an internal audio card

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Go to Edit > Preferences > Audio - Playback and Recording.
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In the Driver Mode list, select WASAPI Exclusive.
3.
Select the Suspend Audio Engine When Cakewalk Is Not in Focus check box.
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Select the Always Open All Devices check box.
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Click Audio - Sync and Caching.
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In the Playback I/O Buffer Size (KB) list, select 512.
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In the Record I/O Buffer Size (KB) list, select 512.
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Click Apply.
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Click Audio - Devices.
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Click Audio - Driver Settings.
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Assign Playback Timing Master and Record Timing Master to the first listed device or the device in which your speakers are plugged into.
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Set Buffers in Playback Queue to 2.
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Drag the Buffer Size slider to the middle.
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In the Sampling Rate list, select 44100.
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Click OK and restart Cakewalk.
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Play a project. If audio is distorted, go to Edit > Preferences > Audio - Driver Settings, change Buffers in Playback Queue to 4, then click OK and restart Cakewalk.
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