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Questions tagged [asio]

Audio Stream Input/Output or ASIO is a Microsoft Windows driver type for input and output of multiple audio streams with low latency. It is typically used with high quality audio interfaces.

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How to route a USB Microphone to an external effects processor and back with low latency

I recently bought a Boss VE-2 Vocal Harmonist. It has an XLR input and output, which I use when rehearsing with my band. It also has a USB connection which acts as both input and output when ...
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Can you use ASIO input and a different output?

Can you set a DAW to use ASIO input and something else (laptop speakers for example) as the output?
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How to configure the output to be a virtual audio cable when using ASIO in Adobe Audition?

When I use MME in Adobe Audition, I have the option to configure the output to be a virtual audio cable: However, when I switch to ASIO, I don't see where I can configure the output to be the virtual ...
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Routing asio soundcard output to a PC input device

I'm using an asio sound card with Ableton live, and would like to route audio input through Ableton and then into another application such as Discord or OBS. I know there's a non-asio solution to do ...
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How can I combine two sound sources in one sound device

I am using the following setup to play guitar on a budget. I want to use my PC amp simulation software, for my practice, not just recording. Connect my guitar to my audio interface (Focusrite Scarlet ...
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No output signal in cubase when changing ASIO driver

I'm recording some mics with my Scarlet Focusrite 18i20 through Cubase 8 running on my MacBook Pro. Until yesterday everything worked just fine, both the inputs and outputs worked like a charm. ...
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Audio interface stopped working (windows)

Everything worked fine - I recorded, mixed and just listened (youtube, soundcloud) through my audio interface M-audio M-track II - until, suddenly, it stopped working. What exactly happened? 1) It's ...
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How to explain CEntrance Latency Test Utility giving inconsistent results?

I'm trying to determine Round-Trip Latency of realtek built-in audio interface using CEntrance Latency Test Utility: To do this it's necessary to connect audio interface output to input using a short ...
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Unrealistically low round-trip latency measured

I am trying to determine the roundtrip latency of a dusty old Toneport UX8 audio interface I have laying around, and I am getting some unexpected results. I am testing using CEntrance ASIO Latency ...
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Focusrite & latency & drivers & Win vs Mac

I have a cross-platform (for Windows and Mac OS X) program for the development of musical abilities. It should work in real-time (i.e. with the lowest possible delay). The main used sound card is ...
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ASIO driver not producing sound (cant figure this out, plz help)

I'm loading Fruity Loops 10 and everything checks out fine except for the fact that I can only use the primary sound driver (the one that always lags). When I load ASIO it loads up but it won't make ...
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What are the benefits of using ASIO (Audio Interface)?

I just discovered ASIO (thanks to an answer here on SD). I've read a bit about it and want to make sure I understand the benefits. It looks like the chief benefits are: Reduced Latency Ability to ...
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Microphone becomes inactive when I open a new project in cubase

I just bought a CAD USB microphone .Now using ASIO for all i managed to get it connected in CUBASE 5 and I can see the bars moving when i tap the microphone . But as soon as i open a new project the ...
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Dumping ASIO channels to STDIO

Awhile back, I found a tool for connecting to ASIO applications and dumping the raw audio data to STDIO so it could be captured or converted with a tool like FFmpeg. However, I don't know the name of ...
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How to find native ASIO drivers?

I have an HP Pavilion g7 laptop that comes with an AMD sound card (IDT HD Audio Codec etc.), but must use an ASIO driver with my Native Instruments Maschine. ASIO4ALL is pretty terrible, so how would ...
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How to configure Lexicon Omega as a main soundcard?

I bought the Lexicon Omega to use as my mixer (primary soundcard) with my PC running Windows 7. At my desk, I need to use the Lexicon Omega as my primary soundcard to connect PC sound to my speakers, ...
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Is there an advantage using ASIO drivers compared to MME or DirectSound?

I've discovered a limitation to ASIO in that multiple sound cards/devices cannot be used together (at least as far as Adobe Audition, N-Track, and Vegas Pro goes). What I was trying to do was use ...