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  • Windows Audio operates in shared mode. The audio pipeline doesn’t take full control of the driver. Instead, it shares system audio resources with other applications.
  • Windows Audio (Exclusive Mode) dedicates all system audio resources to Dirac Live Processor and takes over Windows’ audio pipeline.
  • Windows Audio (Low Latency Mode) is an alternate Windows Audio configuration. Low Latency Mode uses the latest available Windows audio interface in a shared mode, but supports low latency.
  • ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output) is a third-party sound card driver protocol specified by Steinberg, providing a low-latency and high fidelity interface between Dirac Live Processor and the computer's sound card.Source

When using Windows Audio settings, you will use the Windows Sound Settings panel (described above) to change channel configuration and sample rate, etc.
When using ASIO settings, you will use Processor + the ASIO driver program to change channel configuration and sample rate, etc.

Select your "normal" sound device as output. If you have a ASIO drivers for your sound card, select ASIO as the Audio Device Type.

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