Should I give MTS "exclusive control" of my audio device fulltime?

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Saz
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Should I give MTS "exclusive control" of my audio device fulltime?

Post by Saz » Wed May 13, 2020 2:53 am

Drilling down in the Windows 10 Sound Setting panel for both Playback and Recording settings, on the Default Device's "Properties" window there's an Advanced tab, with (among other things) an Exclusive Mode section. In it are 2 check-boxes with the following text...

[ ] Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device.

[ ] Give exclusive mode applications priority

The answer to the next question should be obvious, but I'm still new with Windows 10 so, is there a problem leaving these unchecked, until starting a session? Other than forgetting to "re-check" them?

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Re: Should I give MTS "exclusive control" of my audio device fulltime?

Post by sinbad » Wed May 13, 2020 8:24 am

Giel would probably say Yes :mrgreen:

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Re: Should I give MTS "exclusive control" of my audio device fulltime?

Post by moxol » Wed May 13, 2020 8:35 am

On Windows 7 they are checked by default.

I don't know what performance issues are when not checked, Giel will answer that, but I was wondering also if I could leave them unchecked so that I can use MTS and other audio software at the same time.

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Re: Should I give MTS "exclusive control" of my audio device fulltime?

Post by Support » Wed May 13, 2020 10:56 am

Saz wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 2:53 am
The answer to the next question should be obvious, but I'm still new with Windows 10 so, is there a problem leaving these unchecked, until starting a session? Other than forgetting to "re-check" them?
I don't think that would be a problem. But why would you want to do that?


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Re: Should I give MTS "exclusive control" of my audio device fulltime?

Post by Support » Wed May 13, 2020 11:02 am

moxol wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 8:35 am
On Windows 7 they are checked by default.

I don't know what performance issues are when not checked, Giel will answer that, but I was wondering also if I could leave them unchecked so that I can use MTS and other audio software at the same time.
Exclusive mode is required for low latency.

In Windows 10 you can use the 'Shared Mode (Windows 10') option in Studio-->Devices. That allows for multiple programs to use audio at the same time, and latency is only a little bit higher.

In Windows 7 you can use the 'Windows XP' driver type in Studio-->Devices if you need to run multiple audio programs at the same time. But latency will be super high.


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Re: Should I give MTS "exclusive control" of my audio device fulltime?

Post by Saz » Wed May 13, 2020 1:48 pm

Support wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:56 am
Saz wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 2:53 am
The answer to the next question should be obvious, but I'm still new with Windows 10 so, is there a problem leaving these unchecked, until starting a session? Other than forgetting to "re-check" them?
I don't think that would be a problem. But why would you want to do that?
I use MTS not only as my DAW, but as my "guitar rig", if you will, hosting guitar amp simulators and plugin effects, etc. Of course I'm not recording all the time - a lot of time just jamming with videos, mp3's - but if I need to record in a hurry, I can just hit "record".
Support wrote: In Windows 10 you can use the 'Shared Mode (Windows 10') option in Studio-->Devices. That allows for multiple programs to use audio at the same time, and latency is only a little bit higher.
That's the kinda stuff I was looking for. So, how should I check the "Exclusive Mode" boxes?

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Re: Should I give MTS "exclusive control" of my audio device fulltime?

Post by Support » Wed May 13, 2020 3:38 pm

Saz wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 1:48 pm
So, how should I check the "Exclusive Mode" boxes?
I think they should be enabled.


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Re: Should I give MTS "exclusive control" of my audio device fulltime?

Post by Saz » Fri May 15, 2020 1:46 am

Support wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 11:02 am

In Windows 10 you can use the 'Shared Mode (Windows 10') option in Studio-->Devices. That allows for multiple programs to use audio at the same time, and latency is only a little bit higher
Well, I just checked and I don't have that option. I think maybe I did, because I was able to play WMP or other audio softwares and MTS together, up until a week or so ago. Maybe a Windows update bug changed things. :?

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Re: Should I give MTS "exclusive control" of my audio device fulltime?

Post by Support » Fri May 15, 2020 8:24 am

You need to choose the Windows driver type in Studio --> Devices.
Nothing that has been said in this thread applies to ASIO.


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Re: Should I give MTS "exclusive control" of my audio device fulltime?

Post by Saz » Fri May 15, 2020 1:50 pm

Thanks for the clarification! That will save a lot of mental torture. :)

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