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Support audio of Windows Remote Desktop sessions for remote editing/tweaking of mixes

+2 votes
asked Jul 15, 2016 in Studio One Feature Requests by jasonnottingham (530 points)

reference:  Request #326516 Remote desktop gives "failed to open remote audio"

I sometimes need to tweak my mixes via remote desktop when I am far from my Studio One computer. I can set the output to Windows Audio but I get 'failed to open remote audio' when I attempt to listen to it. I have to bounce the entire mix and open it in another audio program to audition the change (and if that sounds better then I upload to soundcloud so I can listen locally on the computer I am traveling with). Being able to listen to the mix directly in Studio One would be very helpful.

How to reproduce: 
1. install StudioOne on one windows machine. 
2. enable remote desktop connections -- navigate to "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System" and click "Advanced System Settings", select the "Remote" tab and make sure that "Allow remote connections to this computer" is enabled/checked in the "Remote Desktop" section 
3. use another Windows computer to remote into the first computer (performing this on the local network is fine - I get the same results whether I am upstairs, or traveling).

3 Answers

+3 votes
answered Nov 8, 2017 by [email protected] (660 points)
selected Nov 9, 2017 by jasonnottingham
Best answer

I just up-voted this, but upon playing a little bit, I found the following solution:

1) In the audio setup under Options I select Windows Audio

1b) Studio One fails to open it and says "ensure speaker configuration is set to Stereo" -- it doesn't work.

2) Click the "control panel" button to the right of Windows Audio

3) Unclick the "use exclusive" in the panel that opens

Voila!  Plenty of latency of course, but you can now tweak and hear :) 


+1 vote
answered Jul 18, 2016 by Skip Jones (166,570 points)

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answered Oct 10, 2021 by midiman4 (760 points)
As an update to this, this works now in Studio One 5 by simply selecting Windows Audio in the Options->Audio settings. Nice!