No Output Sound in Kontakt 6 (and only Kontakt 6) Audio Device Not Listed
I've discovered there's an apparent issue with Kontakt as it refuses to recognize 1 Windows Audio Device.
In the attached image you'll see a list of the Windows Audio Devices on this PC in the Systray, they are:
1-Realtek Digital Output
2-Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output
3-Headphones (Momentum 3 Stereo)
4-Headphones (Momentum 3 Hands Free)
However, when in Kontakt 6, in looking at the drop down list, entry #2 "Realtek HD Audio 2nd Ouput" is missing. And as a test, I opened my BlueTooth Momentum Headphones and it found those immediately.
When I choose this Reatek HD Audio 2nd Output, all other apps work..be it 3 web browsers, Studio One with Kontakt loaded, Foobar, Itunes, Audacity...simply everything.
When I toggle from one Realtek Audio to the other Realtek in Windows Audio, everything else aligns with this change on the fly. Only kontakt 6 stand alone will not load this 2nd Output entry in the Kontakt Audio Devices thus I get MIDI input but no sound when on Realtek HD Audio 2nd Output. Kontakt works well with all other Audio Devices.
I have reinstalled and rebooted. Anyone else experience this issue with a missing Audio Device in K
Kontakt? if so, what was your solution?
Unlike FM8 or Massive, there 'is' an ASIO option. This doesn't correlate to any other ASIO such as ASIO4ALL but apparently it's Kontakt's own ASIO option.
If you have selected WASAPI shared or Exclusive, try ASIO instead. This will allow you to toggle between Audio Devices within Windows as WASAPI mode will likely work with only 1 Audio Device
Here are the basic steps to fix no Output sound
Click the Gear in KONTAKT
MIDI - I selected all the Boxes though I could have selected just the MIDI devices needed
Now click AUDIO
Driver should be "ASIO"
Next Device should be REALTEK ASIO (if you have a Realtek Card) or choose whatever audio card you have
ASIO config sets itself, no need to adjust
Choose your Sample rate that works well with your card. At the very least 44k though mine goes up to 192k
Close and Restart Kontakt 6
PS changing to OMNI from Port A did not assist in this matter
Hope this helps1
EvilDragon Moderator Posts: 858 mod
Kontakt doesn't have "its own" ASIO option/driver - it just selects that type of audio driver to use, then searches for any installed ASIO devices to choose from. If you didn't have any ASIO devices installed you wouldn't be able to choose anything there.
Do note that choosing a higher sample rate will also increase the CPU usage. Kontakt's sample rate needs to match the sample rate of your audio device as defined in Windows' Sound control panel, for the relevant device.
Also, FM8 and Massive of course also support ASIO in standalone.1
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