I'm having issues with getting sound out of my studio monitors. Today I bought a new M-audio interface thinking it might have been the problem because I thought maybe my other interface was faulty, but tested today it with no luck.
I am not getting any sound through my speakers. I am using Mackie speakers, Ableton Live, a 6 month old hp laptop 16gb Ram, SSD, with windows 10 (which i am thinking may be the problem.)
I have searched many Forums, watched many Youtube video's asked a lot of people who do music production themselves but keep coming up with the same solutions that do not work for me. I have tried with no avail setting default devices in playback devices, disabling devices, unchecking devices; I have also tried in device manager uninstalling realtek. I have lost count how many times i have done this. I have updated Drivers for numerous things. I have downloaded ASIO4ALL, stopped and restarted things in services, changed a few things on firewall & in task manager; I have even gone as far in the previous weeks rebuilding the whole system to the original state but yet again nothing. I am basically all out of ideas and cannot find out why this is happening as it had worked fine with no problems for a good few month...
When I connect my interface to my laptop and speakers the device shows up and I play the track. I get a signal in the playback devices but no sound on speakers but would through headphone or computer speakers. Here is where it gets weird, when I turn my speaker off then back on I get a brief 1 to 2 second of audio then it cuts back off. Also when I connect my headphones straight into the headphone jack at the front of the speaker I get sound through my headphones, so the signal is going through the interface and reaching the speaker, but there are no problems with the speakers. I really do not know anything else i can try. This is incredibly frustrating and I just want to get back to making some music but instead am just finding myself stressed out and unsure if I will ever get this laptop back to doing what I want it to.