Turning off sound enhancements on Vista or Windows 7

Sound enhancements built into most computers can lead to playback or recording latency in audio software, when activated. To turn off the sound enhancements, follow the steps below:

Vista

  1. Close All programs
  2. Click Start Orb > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Playback Tab > Right-click on your audio device
  3. Switch to the Playback Tab, and in the Default Format pull down menu, choose 44.1000 Hz (CD Quality)
  4. Click Apply and OK.  Close all other open windows.
  5. Open SmartMusic and test to see if your problem is resolved.

Windows 7

  1. Close All programs
  2. Click Start Orb > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Playback Tab > Right-click on your audio  device and choose Properties > Enhancements Tab
  3. On this tab, check the box to Disable All Sound Enhancements.
  4. Switch to the Playback Tab > in the Default Format pull down menu, choose 44.1000 Hz (CD Quality)
  5. Click Apply and OK.  Close all other open windows.
  6. Open SmartMusic and test to see if your problem is resolved.

Windows 10, 8

  1. Close all programs
  2. Hold down the Windows key and press R
  3. In the resulting window, type Control Panel
  4. In the Control Panel, navigate to Hardware and Sound > Sound > Playback Tab > Right-click on your audio  device and choose Properties > Enhancements Tab
  5. On this tab, check the box to Disable All Sound Enhancements.
  6. Switch to the Playback Tab > in the Default Format pull down menu, choose 44.1000 Hz (CD Quality)
  7. Click Apply and OK.  Close all other open windows.
  8. Open SmartMusic and test to see if your problem is resolved.