Can I use Reference 4 Systemwide with my DAW?



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    Christoph (Edited )

    Hi there, 

    You say "We plan to add ASIO driver support on Systemwide in the future." Any plans when this will happen? I want to use Reference 4 Systemwide as an ASIO device together with my Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 interface in FL Studio and I can't because Non-ASIO devices have less performance in FL Studio.



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    Kārlis Stenders (Edited )

    Hi Chris, 


    Thanks for the comment and apologies for the lag in moderation time here - we missed this one!


    Just to clarify, a full ASIO driver would be a huge deal, requiring not only a complete driver rewrite but a complete rebuild of the entire software architecture from most aspects. In other words, it is a massive development effort in order for it to no just do the job for the audio stream, but for all of the other features implemented in Reference (for example, any automation features in ASIO are very difficult to address). So, by 'In the future' we mean the next major software release (not in Reference 4).


    We are on the right path though, and adding the new ASIO output mode a year back has pushed us on a very steep learning curve (as to how we should approach ASIO in general, what the benefits are, and what do we want/need it for), so we're in a good place for taking the next steps. The ASIO output mode has already allowed countless new use cases, especially for ASIO-exclusive output devices. 


    I can see that you submitted a support ticket regarding an issue in ASIO mode, but we never received an answer to our response. Did you manage to solve that issue or was there a different conclusion? Feel free to follow up on that ticket, or submit a new one and we'll have a closer look again. Thank you!



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