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"Error in the Sound Driver of DirectX"

That's the message I get when i try to start VDJ on my PC. I can't play any songs or videos.

Does anyone know what may be the problem? I've tried to reinstall the sound drivers on my computer but nothing gets better.

I am very happy for any kind of help!

Posted Tue 30 Sep 08 @ 2:14 pm
jimmy bPRO InfinityMember since 2007

Is this with the console edition, or the trail of the pro version?

Posted Tue 30 Sep 08 @ 2:19 pm
I actually don't know if it's like that in the console edition because the console in for repairs (it just stopped to work).
So it's when I try to use the Trial version I get this message.

Posted Tue 30 Sep 08 @ 2:26 pm
jimmy bPRO InfinityMember since 2007
Well all that message means that VirtualDJ knows there's something wrong in your sound setup, so try this,

VirtualDJ>Config>Sound setup tab>

Set as this

Inputs: None
Outputs: Single Output
Soundcard(s): Simple
Soundcard: Whatever internal soundcard you have installed in your machine.


Posted Tue 30 Sep 08 @ 2:46 pm
Geeez!!! Thnx dude! You really saved me, thank you VERY much! Kudos to you!

Posted Tue 30 Sep 08 @ 2:50 pm
radiofcPRO InfinityMember since 2006
I have noticed this message since I reinstalled Hercules MK2 drivers and VDJ Pro 5.2.1

Whenever I saw it in the past it usually meant that I had the wrong soundcard or no soundcard selected under the 4.1 selection but this is not currently the case as Hercules MK2 is definitely selected.

My machine is XP service pack 3

Can anyone suggest any things which I should look out for?

Posted Thu 16 Oct 08 @ 6:17 am
radiofcPRO InfinityMember since 2006
uninstalled latest MK2 drivers and installed earlier release. also updated the firmware on the controller via the 1-2-3 buttons and disconnecting of usb cable method... this resolved my problem

Posted Thu 16 Oct 08 @ 3:47 pm
Hi there..
I'm getting the same DirectX error on my new laptop.
I'm not using any timecode CD's.
I usually plug the phono-RCA cables from the sound card straight to the mixers.

I just changed to this Dell XPS laptop running Vista.
Bought a new Maya44 USB Soundcard for this.
Previously i was using a Creative PCMCIA external sound card on a Lenovo no problems.

I've got VDJ Version 5 installed. It's running the latest DirextX 10.
I play a song and the screen display just doesn't move.
I can't mix any songs, I can't hear any sound.

Help! I got a gig in two weeks time at a big club. :s

Distressed in Malaysia

Posted Wed 10 Jun 09 @ 9:19 am
DJ PhatsoPRO InfinityHercules Support TeamMember since 2005
As mentionned before by Jimmy B, simply go to Preferences > Soundcard, and configure VDJ to work with your soundcard.

With the Maya, you'll probably end up with something like this:

- Input : None

- Output(s): Headphone

-Soundcard: ASIO

Then select the MAYA.


Posted Wed 10 Jun 09 @ 12:49 pm
jackpvsHome userMember since 2009

dando mile s de botes me di cuenta que todos los bla bla bla bla no sirven:

la respuessta es muy facil.

en caso de que en VDJ te de el error (error de controlador directx) ingresa a:

configuracion /
info /

esto hace que se resetee la configuracion anterior.
cuando configuras 2 tarjetas o mas el VDJ buscara nuevos controladores en un tiempo, entonces al realizar la operacion anterior reseteas y confiras denuevo las dos o mas terjetas.

saludos...a mi me funciona siempre con el VDJ 6.0.1 pro

saludos JP

Posted Sun 19 Jul 09 @ 12:08 am
Any suggestions regarding using the Hercules RMX? I am getting the DirectX message as well. I can get the music out to my computer's sound card but I cannot hear anything on the console.


Posted Thu 12 Nov 09 @ 10:51 pm
Back again with same error, exactly a year ago..

Upgraded my laptop 2 months ago and now using Windows 7, 32 bit.
Maya44 USB Sound card.. Driver 2.817
Virtual DJ 6.0.7

It was working fine for a few gigs.
Normally i would have problems detecting the driver and all i would have to do is reinstall the driver, and it works fine after.

Strange thing happened at a gig last night.. Had to reinstall the driver as usual, but this time it gave me,
"Driver Installation Failed Error 0x0006".

I'm also getting the DirectX & Asio Driver error but may have fixed it after installing the latest DirectX 11.
I'm even running the driver installation as Administrator compatibility with Vista SP1. Still getting the same error.

Disabled my UAC as well, updated my USB drivers. Still same problem. Uninstalled and reinstalled.
Still getting that error and worst still, no drivers present or installed.

Settings are back to Input None; Single Output, Simple..
VDJ works fine and i somehow had to miraculously pull off mixing visually since i didn't have two line channels last night.
But i can't get the Maya outputs to work when the sound card drivers just doesn't work despite being connected.

Wondering if going into the registry edit is required..

Help please! Thank you :s

Posted Thu 17 Jun 10 @ 12:40 am

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Posted Wed 12 Jan 11 @ 5:27 pm
85pacxHome userMember since 2010
I have got the same problem here.... I have an external USB sound card to use for headphones in addition to my internal sound card (Realtek sound driver etc...). It used to work very well, but now, it started telling me error in sound driver (directx etc...)... Can you help please?

Posted Fri 11 Feb 11 @ 10:27 am
Io Ho una Hercules MP3 e2 e uso virtual dj LE console

WINDOWS Vista 64bit

anche a me da l'errore directX

ho provato a reistallare tutto

driver console

niente funziona, non sento nessun suono ne vedo le tracce audio scorrere vedo solo la testina del giradischi muoversi e il tasto play illuminarsi.

Aiutatemi PER FAVORE !!!!!!!

comunque non ho scheda audio xk il mio PC ne ha giĆ  una 5.1

GRAZIE in Anticipo a tutti !!!!!!!!!


Posted Wed 18 May 11 @ 1:30 pm
I have a Hercules DJ MP3 e2 and use virtual consoles

Windows Vista 64bit

to me from the error directX

I tried to reinstall everything

console driver

nothing works, I hear no sound I see the audio slide I see is the head of the turntable to move the play button and light.

Help me PLEASE !!!!!!!

However I do not have sound card xk my PC already has a 5.1

Thanks in advance to all !!!!!!!!!

Posted Wed 18 May 11 @ 1:33 pm
zimbajHome userMember since 2008
I am conecting Numark Mixtrack Pro to my Laptoop, and i did all the instalations with Traktor Le 2 but the sound doesent come out to the headfone eaven to the speakers,,, some one can halp me??????

Posted Thu 24 May 12 @ 7:03 am

Posted Thu 24 May 12 @ 8:22 am
nixkurtHome userMember since 2013
"Error in the Sound Driver of DirectX"

That's the message I get when i try to start VDJ on my PC. I can't play any songs or videos.

Does anyone know what may be the problem? I've tried to reinstall the sound drivers on my computer but nothing gets better.

Posted Wed 03 Apr 13 @ 4:25 am