Shure X2u is a signal adapter for audio recording that connects an XLR microphone to a USB port on a computer.
For the purpose of this page, the computer runs Ableton Live on Windows.
In Sound Control Panel on Windows, enable the following devices.
Speakers: Shure Digital
Microphone: Shure Digital
In Ableton Live, Shure X2u may show up as a MME (Microsoft Multimedia Environment) Direct X driver with the following options.
Input: Microphone (Shure Digital) DX
Output: Speakers (Shure Digital) DX
Input: Microphone (Shure Digital) Wave
Output: Speakers (Shure Digital) Wave
Shure X2u may require the ASIO4ALL driver to emulate ASIO and run on Ableton Live.
Direct monitoring allows monitoring the sound directly through a digital audio interface in order to reduce latency.
When direct monitoring a live recording, in Ableton Live, select Audio, Monitor, and click on the Off button.