New ASIO support not working?

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    Kārlis Stenders (Edited )

    Hi Andrew, Thanks for the message! 

    It is actually working as intended, however, it is not a full ASIO driver, but a part of the signal chain only. Meaning, Systemwide is still running it's Wasapi driver, but the output part of the chain is modified to access your ASIO device directly, bypassing the entirety of the Windows audio engine. 

    This means that you still have to run your DAW in Wasapi/DirectSound to be able to use Systemwide as your DAW output and run Systemwide in ASIO mode instead (not your DAW) to access the ASIO device directly. It is a tricky subject to explain, but we have published a new article on the ASIO mode here for a better understanding of how it fits into the signal chain.

    Let us know if the article answers your question, many thanks!

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    Christoph

    Hi Kārlis,

    Thanks for your explanation, but I think that's all is a bit confusing. I think it would be great if Sonarworks could make a YouTube video on e.g. "How to Setup Sonarworks Reference 4 Systemwide with FL Studio and ASIO Soundcard". Of course, also for other DAWs. I guess this would help a lot of people.

    Regarding what you wrote: You say I would have to still select the Direct Sound choice "Lautsprecher (Sonarworks Virtual Audio Device)" in FL Studio (see screenshot), although I have an ASIO soundcard and ASIO mode in Reference 4  Systemwide? Would this be the perfect way DAW perfromance-wise to setup FL Studio with ASIO soundcard and systemwide? Or is there anything else planned, as you say ASIO mode in system wide is "not a full ASIO driver" (https://support.sonarworks.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009948659-ASIO-mode-in-Systemwide-Win-).

     

    Regards

     

    Christoph

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    Kārlis Stenders (Edited )

    Hi Christoph, 

     

    Thanks for the comment and apologies for the lag in response here! 

     

    So to clarify again, Reference 4 Systemwide is running on a WASAPI driver - it always has been. This will not change with version 4 of Reference. Since it is running on a WASAPI driver, it will only be available as a DAW output in WASAPI/DirectSound link from DAW. If you wish to use Systemwide as DAW output, the DAW cannot run in ASIO because Systmewide runs on a WASAPI driver - that's why Systmewide is only available as a DirectSound device in your screenshot of FL audio settings. 

     

    Having established that, for the next part of the signal chain there are two different output modes available in Systmewide: the original WASAPI output mode and the recently added ASIO output mode. To clarify, ASIO is an output mode only, meaning, Systemwide is now ASIO compatible with the final output path, which benefits many different setups, especially ASIO exclusive devices.

     

    So for a definitive answer: no, Systemwide is NOT available as an ASIO device in DAW because it is running on a WASAPI driver (regardless of which output mode is used) and such functionality is not planned within Reference 4. More on that in the other ASIO thread with an answer to your comment here, and an in-depth explanation of how the Systemwide ASIO output mode works here: ASIO mode in Systemwide [Win]

     

     

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