Steinberg releases new ASIO 2.2 standard

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Post Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:02 am

Not really suitable for KVR's main news pages but an interesting press release nonetheless:

Steinberg releases new ASIO 2.2 standard

Full 64-bit support for Steinberg's industry-standard technology

Hamburg, September 13 2006 - Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH is proud
to announce the release of a new, fully 64-bit-capable version of its renowned
ASIO technology. The ASIO 2.2 SDK provides software engineers with a
complete set of tools for creating ASIO-ready host applications and drivers for
64-bit versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system.

"ASIO 2.2 and its ASIO 2/64 component will form the backbone of a new
generation of 64-bit host applications and audio devices for Windows,"
summarizes Markus Stehlik, Steinberg's Director of Engineering. "The new
version of this open standard will also ensure both 32-bit and 64-bit driver
versions are available to customers of audio software and hardware, easing the
transition to the new 64-bit Windows versions. And because ASIO 2.2 was
specified in close cooperation with other companies from the audio industry, we
expect that the new standard will see wide adoption in the foreseeable future,"
Stehlik continues.

The SDK is available for download now at

About ASIO, Steinberg's Low Latency, High Performance Audio Standard
The Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) architecture forms the backbone of VST.
ASIO addresses any needs a professional audio recording solution might have,
supporting variable bit depths and sample rates, multi-channel operation and
synchronization. As a result, users can enjoy low latency, high performance,
easy set up and stable audio recording within VST. The entire system becomes
controllable and offers complete and immediate access to the audio system's
capabilities. Since its introduction, ASIO has become a supported standard by
many leading audio hardware manufacturers - for good reason.

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