External USB ASIO and WASAPI?


#1

So what I want to do is route specific audio out to my A&H Zedi10 Mixer. Has Asio USB four outs of it’s own.

I am gigging solo and I want separate bass, drums and then other instruments to go three separate amps.

I can get two out of the A&H but I was wondering if I could also use the WASAPI driver to go out the laptop audio out port?

Unfortunately the A&H while having four USB outs can only direct these to two channels on the mixer.

Thanks


#2

So you want to use the A&H’s ASIO ports in parallel to your laptop’s audio output via WASAPI?

Unfortunately, that won’t work - Cantabile will run either in ASIO or in WASAPI mode.

You might try ASIO4ALL - some users have been successfull running multiple parallel audio interfaces through ASIO4ALL. Your mileage may vary though - can’t guarantee that ASIO4ALL will work with your A&H mixer and that running two parallel audio interfaces through it won’t result in sync glitches.

Cheers,

Torsten


#3

Thanks Torsten - I sorta had a hunch it wouldn’t, just wanted to make sure there was no “sneaky” work-arounds that were guaranteed reliable. As you write, the syncing might be an issue and when playing live that would be a no-no!


#4

What you’d need is this which at one point I did have a proof of concept working. I’d like to finish it, but I’m concerned it would open a can of worms and I’ve got more important things at the moment.


#5

I cannot see how there’d be any worms at all Brad…Brilliant idea imho! fwiw you could not bring it on soon enough hahaha!


#6

Also, just in case some are wondering what benefits this would bring? Well for one it would allow a separate “out” so one could run a bass patch out to a bass amp without sacrificing a stereo feed. IE panning to allow the separate bass.

For example, if you check the Roland FA-08 it has a mono out that does exactly that. It is totally apart from the main L/R outputs. Be really handy for solo giggers like me that like to play their own basslines!