At 3/26/14 03:52 PM, 8-bitheroes wrote:
Gurus of fl i call upon your help once more. I want to set up fl so i can use the asio for the sound driver but when i select it i get no sound, why is this? I usually use my interface soundcard but when i am not at home(connected to the interface) i have no way to go but use the primary sound card which sucks.
ASIO can only talk to a SINGLE sound driver that is being used by a SINGLE application. The coding does not allow for multiple applications to use a single sound card that is utilizing ASIO. This includes the INPUTS and OUTPUTS of that driver, i.e.; your Laptop's primary sound driver's INPUTS are used by the on-board microphone (or microphone jack if you have a desktop). your Laptop's primary sound driver's OUTPUT is being used for the sounds of the operating system and other applications. Both INPUTS and OUTPUTS need to be free for ASIO to function properly. So therefore, if you are attempting to use your computer's primary sound card/driver to run FL while using ASIO, you would need to turn off the INPUTS and OUTPUTS in the control panel of Windows. Once this is done, and you are sure both the inputs and outputs are free, load up FL Studio and change the Playback Engine (In the Audio tab) to ASIO4ALL. Once this is done, click the button to show the ASIO Settings. Click the arrow next to the Primary Sound Driver to display the INPUTS and OUTPUTS. If they have a red X on them, they are still being utilized by Windows. If they are grey or blue, they are free to use by ASIO4ALL and FL Studio (click to make them blue if they are grey though).
Also, here is a tip: Make sure the sample rate and bit depth of what FL Studio is running at matches what your Primary Sound Driver is capable of processing or you are likely to get artifacts, distortion, and sometimes nothing at all!
If none of this works, you most likely have a compatibility issue between FL Studio and your OS/On-Board Soundcard. You will probably not find a solution that makes sense or works regarding these issues as they are specific to you and your computer's hardware and software. The troubleshoot I displayed above is a complete rinse and repeat of whole process of setting your inputs and outputs up in FL Studio using your Primary Sound Drivers and ASIO4ALL.