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I can hear sound through midi only

I can only hear sound coming through my speaker when I'm playing midi, I can only hear audio sound coming through my headphones when I put my connections on SPDIF, whats wrong? I've tried everything, I have two layla echo events hooked up to my Cubase, but I just can't get audio sound coming through the speakers.

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Re: I can hear sound through midi only

Try checking in your device manager. If you have computer speakers and a soundcard...disable the speakers so they will go thru the soundcard...i just had the same problem...but now I have sound but can't pcik up the mic!! AAHHH!

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Ok my friend i will try with you
just try to install the software of card sound correctly if you dont have drivers just go 2 this web site and contact me 2 tell you how 2 install the driver

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