So, which DAW's support WASAPI?

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4581 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Post Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:01 am

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rod_zero wrote:Why would you want to use WASAPI?
Multi-client support for one. Most native ASIO drivers are not multi-client and it's a pain.

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Isn't WDM also multiclient?

I have some settings in RME for how many WDM clients to wrap, or similar if I got that right.

Most daws support WDM as I recall - and gotten as good latency with WDM as with ASIO.
And ASIO4ALL make one ASIO from several WDM too.

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2653 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Ogden, UT

Re: So, which DAW's support WASAPI?

Post Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:40 am

For those asking why, here's one reason to consider:

Using WASAPI with Windows 10 allows users with laptops to be more portable--you can use your laptop on the go while using your built-in sound card (rather than needing a specialized external sound card), "with low latency". Works great, and most of the built-in sound cards are as good or better than pro sound cards from just 10 years ago.

I'm excited about the Windows 10 native WASAPI driver!! I think it is one area where Microsoft is going in the right direction! :-)
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2881 posts since 28 Jan, 2011 from MEXICO

Re: So, which DAW's support WASAPI?

Post Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:20 am

audiojunkie wrote:For those asking why, here's one reason to consider:

Using WASAPI with Windows 10 allows users with laptops to be more portable--you can use your laptop on the go while using your built-in sound card (rather than needing a specialized external sound card), "with low latency". Works great, and most of the built-in sound cards are as good or better than pro sound cards from just 10 years ago.

I'm excited about the Windows 10 native WASAPI driver!! I think it is one area where Microsoft is going in the right direction! :-)

Would have to test it, after working so many years with RME drivers I am really afriad of using anything else. In fact I would that RME released a simple USB stick for DA conversion for on the go production.
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NystagmusE
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Re: So, which DAW's support WASAPI?

Post Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:47 am

in Reaper on Linux I get better results using WASAPI for my USB interface than with ASIO.
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KVRAF
17044 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: So, which DAW's support WASAPI?

Post Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:51 am

nevermind

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1932 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Re: So, which DAW's support WASAPI?

Post Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:13 pm

Cubase.

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SuperFly76
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Re: So, which DAW's support WASAPI?

Post Tue May 08, 2018 9:49 pm

audiojunkie wrote:For those asking why, here's one reason to consider:

Using WASAPI with Windows 10 allows users with laptops to be more portable--you can use your laptop on the go while using your built-in sound card (rather than needing a specialized external sound card), "with low latency". Works great, and most of the built-in sound cards are as good or better than pro sound cards from just 10 years ago.

I'm excited about the Windows 10 native WASAPI driver!! I think it is one area where Microsoft is going in the right direction! :-)
This!!! Major reason for more DAWs to support WASAPI. I have a number of soundcards in the studio. Sometimes I just want to fire up the laptop and use reason on the go. Latency makes this a pain, and ASIO wrappers like ASIO4all add another layer of instability. Windows can now do low latency audio on it's own. Wish all DAWs supported this. Reaper is super stable at low latencies using WASAPI Exclusive on my Surface Pro 4.
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Re: So, which DAW's support WASAPI?

Post Wed May 16, 2018 10:19 pm

rod_zero wrote:Why would you want to use WASAPI?
With onboard sound you have the benefit of low latency with the use of parallel audiostreams from browser and so on. That's a way better solution as ASIO4ALL wich allows only one audiostream at once. Every DAW should support WASAPI.

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