Grazie wrote on 8/3/2014, 2:29 PM
Nice one Peter. Now we start....



Now, I have :

A] Presonus ASIO Driver




Tom Pauncz wrote on 8/3/2014, 2:36 PM
I use the audio of my Black Magic Design Decklink Studio 2 card and their ASIO driver.
pwppch wrote on 8/3/2014, 2:37 PM
Thanks Grazie.

What do you mean by Sony ASIO Driver?

deusx wrote on 8/3/2014, 2:51 PM
RME Babyface and Fireface 800 ( both use ASIO ).

it would be crazy to use any laptop's on board audio
Grazie wrote on 8/3/2014, 3:01 PM
What do you mean by Sony ASIO Driver?

This is what I mean Peter:

Have you not seen this?


Tom Pauncz wrote on 8/3/2014, 3:33 PM
Here's how you get to it.


Grazie wrote on 8/3/2014, 3:41 PM
Ah man! You spoilt it Tomo! I'm sure Peter knows how to get to the Audio Device Tab within Vegas. Surely?


Tom Pauncz wrote on 8/3/2014, 3:51 PM
Hope he does! I had no idea until I went searching... :-)
ermep01 wrote on 8/3/2014, 3:52 PM
Allen and Heath QU-16 (Digital mixing console) (Asio driver 2.20.0)

HP Z640 2 x Xeon E5-2620v4, Nvidia Quadro M4000 (8GB), 64GB DDR4, HP Z Turbo Drive G2 - 512GB (boot), 850EVO 2TB, 850EVO 256GB, WD30EFRX, LG-BD Burner, Vegas Pro 15 (361), Synology DS1812+ (28 TB), Panasonic HDC-HS700, DJI Mavic Pro (4k), Osmo Mobile, Windows 10 Pro 64 (1803)

Byron K wrote on 8/3/2014, 4:07 PM
Steinberg/Yamaha UR44
Four mic preamps, six inputs, four output channels, MIDI I/O ports, onboard DSP

Was using an Edirol (Roland) DA2496 but they don't make drivers for Windows 7/8 so was forced to purchase a new audio interface.

It's new, Steinberg just released it a couple of months ago and very happy with the UR44. so far.
Steve Mann wrote on 8/3/2014, 4:44 PM
Presonus Firepod, 8-ch preamp w/ Firewire interface.
And a five year old laptop to run it.
ChristoC wrote on 8/3/2014, 5:17 PM
System1- WinXPpro PC
Motherboard onboard Audio disabled in BIOS.
SSL/Soundscape MX4 + 2 x Mixpander9 soundcards = 256 channel I/O
SSL/Soundscape ASIO drivers.
[must select 1 of the soundcards for use; selecting all 3 causes problems as ASIO runs out of steam at 255 channels]

System2 - Win7_64 PC
Motherboard onboard Audio disabled in BIOS.
SSL/Soundscape MX4 soundcard = 128 channel I/O.
SSL/Soundscape ASIO drivers.

System3 - WinXPpro laptop
Sometimes onboard audio + Windoze drivers.
Sometimes SSL "Nucleus" USB + ASIO drivers.

NormanPCN wrote on 8/3/2014, 6:03 PM
Realtek motherboard audio. ALC1150. Realtek driver.
ushere wrote on 8/3/2014, 6:12 PM
as normanpcn on desktop

whatever my laptops on board is

musicvid10 wrote on 8/3/2014, 6:13 PM
My external audio interface is a Zoom h4.
John222 wrote on 8/3/2014, 6:34 PM
Tascam Dr-2d recorder and a DI Box just in case.
D.Anne wrote on 8/3/2014, 6:49 PM
my field recorder is Zoom H4. (old), in addition to the camera tracks. Direct file transfer from SD cards to computer.

my full house mixer/recorder is in a rolling chassis and consists of a Motu 896 mk III, a Behringer DEQ 2496, a laptop and a Zoom R16. Primary recorder is my laptop, from the Motu 896. Backup recorder is a Zoom R16 also fed by the Motu 896. This gives me 8 analog in/out and 16 more ADAT in/out plus a Real Time Analyzer feature. I use the ASIO driver provided by MOTU.

For most vegas editting i'm just using the main PC outputs. I connect to the rolling chassis for more precise audio work.
JohnnyRoy wrote on 8/3/2014, 7:50 PM
> "Are you using the built-in audio of your PC/laptop?"


> "If you use a third party audio device, what brand?"

I have three systems that I use Vegas Pro on:

(1) On my PC workstation I use an M-Audio Firewire 410 with M-Audio Studiophile LX4 2.1 System + LX4 5.1 Expander System Monitors.

(2) On my Macbook Pro I use an M-Audio Fast Track Pro with M-Audio StudioPro 3 Desktop Audio Monitors

(3) On my Mac Pro I use a PreSonus FireStudio Project with M-Audio Studiophile BX5a Deluxe Monitors

> "Are you using ASIO?"

Yes, on all three. (How else would you get low latency for recording with Sony software?)

> "A specific question for laptop users: do you use external audio devices?"

Yes, my M-Audio Fast Track Pro although my MacBook Pro has firewire so I could use any of my audio interfaces with it. That doesn't mean that I don't edit with the built-in audio when I'm on the road (or on the couch... lol). I just don't master my audio without connecting an external audio device and monitors.

pwppch wrote on 8/3/2014, 9:03 PM

Yes, I have seen it (I wrote it<g>)

I thought maybe some other Sony division had an ASIO driver for their hardware,

FWIW: That is not really driver, but a wrapper around real hardware device drivers that exposes ASIO functionality in a consistent way.


Yep, I realize this now.

I think I will suggest we change that name, as it is not really a driver.

"Sony ASIO Driver Support Library"

Would be more in line what it does.

pwppch wrote on 8/3/2014, 9:15 PM

MacBook Pro using Boot Camp or VMware/Parallels?

I never tried a third party device using the virtual machines. I have read about it being limited and or problematic.

" (How else would you get low latency for recording with Sony software?)"

I assume some users don't use Vegas for recording or extensive audio workflows. Low latency is not really that important when just playing back. Depending on your buffer settings, Wave and Mapper will work just fine, but it still depends on what type of audio work you are doing.

Even then, I sometimes recommend ASIOForAll as it can suffice when one is in a pinch - or on a laptop.

Hulk wrote on 8/3/2014, 9:37 PM
Presonus Firestudio Tube, ASIO
Waves Gold for processing
SecondWind-SK wrote on 8/3/2014, 10:56 PM
For travel and straight audio for VO I use a MicPortPro. Size matters. It is about the size of an XLR connector and contains a pre-amp with phantom power, AD/DA, and a headphone amp. It plugs into a USB port. Excellent audio both in and out. Love it. In my desktop I use a now ancient stereo Digital Audio Labs card. Balanced line level in and out plus digital IO. I feed that with a Mackie 1202 VLZ mixer. If I need more tracks for audio for video, corporate and documentaries, I hire a free-lance mixer who has whatever the shoot calls for.
PeterWright wrote on 8/3/2014, 11:39 PM
Peter I have a Lexicon Omega USB, which I should get back to using - went well for a while then with Windows 7 it used to "lose contact" with the PC, till I got fed up and went back to the on-board sound card. Must try it again with Windows 8.

I also have a Zoom R16 which I use mainly for multi-track recording but I believe it can become a PC interface. How nicely would it play with Acid or Vegas?
JackW wrote on 8/3/2014, 11:54 PM
Mackie 1202 in one suite, Mackie 1402 in the other.