Windows 11 drivers for audio interfaces

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KVRian
686 posts since 31 May, 2002 from chez moi

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:22 am

I had Windows 11 installed yesterday and I was surprised that the audio for my PreSonus interface didn’t work. I checked the PreSonus website and they said they weren’t compatible with Windows 11 yet. From what I recall, my Focusrite audio interface worked relatively seamlessly (maybe not perfectly, but at least there was compatibility) between W8 and W10.

Has anyone got a working audio interface with W11?

KVRAF
8238 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:29 am

I didn't even know W11 had been officially released?
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KVRAF
29978 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:37 am

It hasn't. It's still a couple of months until it gets officiall launched. Thus there are no Windows 11 drivers for most stuff yet.
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KVRAF
8238 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:14 am

I wonder what's changing with Windows 11 that breaking compatibility? maybe its a sign there may be audio improvements!
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KVRist
35 posts since 12 Mar, 2020

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:15 am

My RME babyface Pro works fine with the recently released Windows 11 BETA.
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KVRAF
29978 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:26 am

If I had to dare a guess, i'd say that most stuff should work fine. The differences under the hood will be minimal.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRian
1314 posts since 11 Nov, 2013

Post Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:32 am

maybe you can change in the installer exe of audio drivers the compatibility settings to windows 10. same i do when update from win 7 to win 10. some drivers need install with compatibility settings for win 7 and work on win 10
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KVRAF
5752 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:17 am

Seems great to me if MS leave the stupid idea to do constant creators updates and stuff and still everything called Windows 10.

System requirements has always been for gear/software - Windows 10 64-bit.
- but they could be very different depending which updates were done

When you hear Windows 11, 12 or whatever - everybody think before upgrading, and vendors with drivers become more aware there is major changes.

The way it used to be for Windows 7 with updates was perfect in my book. Even prefer paying for upgrades and have it that way. One size does not fit all.

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KVRian
1070 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:34 am

The Win10 drivers should also work with Win11.
My SoundBlaster Z works fine in Win11 without any further steps necessary.
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KVRian
1314 posts since 11 Nov, 2013

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:57 am

now win 11 is very near. can windows 11 update a working windows 10 good, so there is no need to install all new ?
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KVRAF
8238 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:59 am

I was really hoping that in W11 we may be able to aggregate audio devices natively....
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KVRer
10 posts since 23 May, 2021

Post Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:30 am

Upgraded today, M-Audio interfaces, BOSS Katana MkII (and my HyperX interface for gaming) are working fine without needing to do anything.

KVRAF
29978 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:37 am

Thanks for the heads up. I'll probably stay a while with Windows 10 on my machines. Might, just might, get a new PC next year, which will come with Windows 11.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRAF
8238 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:50 am

That's exactly my plan- my main studio PC is about 7 years old and although I have upgraded the drives to SSD and graphics card it could probably use a refresh...I'll let Windows 11 'settle down' and then up in with a new machine...
PC + S49 MK2, Studio One, BWS, Live (+PUSH2), FL Studio, Renoise, Reason, X32 Desk, Hardware Synths (Summit, Hydrasynth, DM12, P8), A4 + RYTM, MPC Live, Poly Tracker, Eurorack, TD27 V Drums, Guitars, Basses, Amps and Pedals

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KVRian
723 posts since 26 Nov, 2010

Post Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:36 am

No problems with W11 and my Audient ID14 here. In fact everything kept working fine after the upgrade, only difference I've noticed is that Cyberpunk 2077 now runs smoother.

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