I’ll start off by saying I’ve scrolled through a handful of other threads about audio interfaces. I have tried a bunch of things and for some reason I am still having trouble with getting the Cubase audio to route through the audio interface, or headphones, output.
I’ll start with the specs:
Laptop- ASUS ROG M16 (2023) w/ Windows 11
Version-Cubase 12 Pro
Audio Interface (kind of)- SP404 MK2
Headphones (any, but currently) Bose QC 45 (using them wired)
The Problem: The SP404 MK2 is a sampler but it has a built-in audio interface. I have used it with other laptops/desktops (Mac and PC) and with Ableton Live 11 (however I am currently trying to make the switch to Cubase). I can use the SP404 as an audio interface with the laptop with no problems. I plug it in (USB-C to USB-C) and it works for the computer normally. I can plug in any headphones to the SP404 headphone jack and I can then use the SP404 Master Vol knob to control volume like it should, acting as an audio interface. Disclaimer: This is a travel setup, and only the first time I’ve tried the SP404 with Cubase. I have a Focusrite at home and a desktop.
So, Cubase does not recognize the SP404 as an audio interface. I would think it was something to do with the SP404, but when I’m going through the settings on Cubase I can only get audio output (of any kind, normally through built-in laptop speakers) on the Generic Low Latency ASIO Driver. I have an option to choose Realtek ASIO, however I can not get any audio output at all when I choose Realtek. The Windows audio panel in the lower right of the screen recognizes headphones and the SP404. I can use them both normally (plug n play) on any program, game, website, etc. except Cubase.
Even without the SP404, I cannot get the Cubase audio to route through the headphone jack as it normally should. I will plug in headphones and either they won’t work but audio still comes from laptop speakers, or after changing the settings/drivers a bit audio doesn’t play at all.
So, basically, what do I need to do to get audio to play through either an audio interface which is not recognized or, more simply, just through the headphone jack at all? Again, I have changed the driver between the Generic Low Latency ASIO (the only one that works) and Realtek ASIO (doesn’t work…those are the only two options available), and I’ve changed output to Headphones (which are sometimes recognized by Cubase) but then all audio stops playing.