While Dorico is running (but not playing), I’d like to be able to listen to an mp3 playback from another sound source, say Windows Media Player or Audacity. At present this isn’t possible. As it is now, Dorico takes exclusive control of the computer’s sound while it’s running. I notice that under Setup Mode/Edit/Device Setup, if Generic Low Latency ASIO Driver is selected, the default Card Option “Allow ASIO host application to take exclusive control of selected port configuration.” is checked. I’m reluctant to uncheck this for fear of messing up the sound system, so I’d appreciate some knowledgeable advice.
If I uncheck this, can I have playbacks from two different applications (not necessary to be simultaneous)? (I notice that if ASIO4ALL is checked, this option isn’t shown.) Has anyone had experience with turning this option off and on while Dorico is running? Is it safe to do?