Audio Hardware Setup Guide

Please select your audio device as the Cakewalk software you are using and click "Show Setup Instructions". We will let you know our recommended configuration steps for your device and Cakewalk software.

Pre-Setup Instructions

We recommend making sure you have the latest drivers installed for your audio device and operating system. This will ensure the best performance for your Cakewalk software.

If you are using an integrated sound card, we recommend running Windows Update or visiting your computer manufacturer's website for the latest drivers. If you are using a dedicated audio device or interface, we recommend getting the latest drivers from the manufacturer's website. Keep in mind that the installation CDs or DVDs included with your hardware may not contain the latest drivers.

Configuration Instructions

Below are instructions for configuring SONAR Artist for use with your Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.

To configure your Cakewalk software, please do the following:

  • Click Edit > Preferences
  • Under the Audio section on the left, click on Playback and Recording
  • From the "Driver Mode" dropdown select ASIO and then click Apply
  • Under the Audio section on the left, click on Devices
  • Make sure your Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 card is selected under both inputs and outputs. If it appears grayed out, deselect all drivers, in both inputs and outputs, then select your Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 card. Click Apply.
  • Under the Audio section on the left, click on Driver Settings
  • Make sure one of your Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 drivers is selected as "Playback Timing Master". It is best to select the output that you have speakers or headphones connected to.
  • Click Apply and then OK
  • Finally, all audio playback will occur from the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 device. Make sure you have your speakers or headphones connected to its outputs

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