Ever seen a soundcard with low latency without using ASIO?

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nc2010
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Ever seen a soundcard with low latency without using ASIO?

Post by nc2010 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:11 pm

Hi,

For PC users : have you ever seen a soundcard with low latency in MME/DirectX mode in Ableton Live? (i.e. without using ASIO drivers / ASIO4ALL or similar things).

I've never seen such a soundcard!

Thanks

doghouse
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Re: Ever seen a soundcard with low latency without using ASIO?

Post by doghouse » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:21 pm

Why do you want to avoid ASIO?

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Re: Ever seen a soundcard with low latency without using ASIO?

Post by nc2010 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:23 am

Why do you want to avoid ASIO?
I have no real reason ;)

I just want to know if it is possible nowadays (thanks to WDM or Win7 or Win8 audio management) to have low latency without using ASIO.

nc2010
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Re: Ever seen a soundcard with low latency without using ASIO?

Post by nc2010 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:05 am

Does anybody know a soundcard, with a standard-driver (ie non-asio) able to propose low latency?

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Re: Ever seen a soundcard with low latency without using ASIO?

Post by K1D1M35N » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:50 am

doghouse wrote:Why do you want to avoid ASIO?
I'd like that.

I often produce while watching Youtube tutorials for inspiration, and this guarantees crashes on a regular basis (Live and/or ASIO is so sensitive when several sources use it).

Or I have my Foobar running - Live doesn't like that either.

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Re: Ever seen a soundcard with low latency without using ASIO?

Post by Zygi » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:09 pm

nc2010 wrote:
Why do you want to avoid ASIO?
I have no real reason ;)

I just want to know if it is possible nowadays (thanks to WDM or Win7 or Win8 audio management) to have low latency without using ASIO.

From what I recall, the driver is called WaveRT, and the problem is that both the hardware and software has to support it... Sonar does.

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