When I run cubase with the asio4all driver, I can no longer record audio with audacity. I used to record with audacity th playback from cubase but now I get an error message in audacity that I can't record because another application is using the program. If I exit cubase then other program can access the sound. I use an external USB soundcard (plexgear). Is there a resolution for this problem?

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I recall that Cubase has an option for this.

Find the 'Device Setup' window, select VST Audiobay and select "Release ASIO Driver in Background". This should allow you to minimize Cubase and utilize your audio card with other software.

I hope this helps.


It's not obvious why you are recording into an external program. Instead of that you may just try to record into another submix track inside Cubasis.

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