Razer Kraken 7.1 Headset Audio Fix


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So, I found a fix to a frequent problem that people have been experiencing with the Razer Kraken 7.1.

When "Desktop Audio Device" is set to "Headset Earphone(Razer Kraken 7.1)", pressing the button "Record"/"Preview" an errror message will show stating:

"Cannot initialize desktop audio sound"

OBS will then close.

OBS records the output using the default Windows driver, the Razer Kraken 7.1 uses Razer Synapse which is a custom driver built by Razer.

Simply force the closure of the Razer Synapse program. This can be done in 3 different ways:

1. Close Razer Synapse (Click the arrow at the bottom right of the screen, then right click Razer Synapse and click close)

Then do one of 3 things:
1. End the driver in task Manager.
2. Attempt to uninstall then cancel.
3. Uninstall the driver.

I hope this helped all the Razer users, if your headset or speakers use custom drivers this will probably work.

-This will not work with Razer Kraken 7.1
-This will only work with Razer products that use synapse
-You will have to do this every time you turn on your computer (Unless you chose option 3)



Quoting the IRC bot about the kraken:

<OBScommits> Problems getting the Razer Kraken working? Just use 64bit OBS (gets installed automatically, look in your start menu). Or if you're on a 32bit system, disable the Kraken Launcher in msconfig and reboot to get it working with OBS.


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Title: "Razer Kraken 7.1 Headset Audio Fix"
Note at the bottom of the post: "This will not work with Razer Kraken 7.1"

Ok, so what's your point here?
.... -_-
This is no fix then.