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Odd setup question about audio interfaces (connections/ASIO) Audio Interfaces
Old 3rd September 2011
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Odd setup question about audio interfaces (connections/ASIO)

So since I started producing I've been using an external SoundBlaster X-fi Xtreme and it's obviously ****.

Also, external SoundBlasters don't support Creative ASIO so I've just been using ASIO4All which I believe is also limiting my entire system


So I'm thinking of buying an actual audio interface; I'm looking at thefocusrite scarlett 8i6

My question is this:
I've been told ASIO4ALL isn't really ASIO, it's more like an emulation of ASIO or something; so when I plug in the 8i6, is the ASIO already on board? Is it inside the 8i6 or do I have to download the software from another place? Would it be included in the drivers for the interface? In my audio settings for FL Studio will the 8i6 simply show up as a choice for Input/Output device?

I'm basically just asking for clarification on ASIO, I just want to make sure I won't still be using ASIO4ALL and will get lower latency/better buffering and all that jazz; I just want to make sure I'll get a significantly better experience using the hardware compared to ASIO4ALL



I guess this isn't really that odd of a question.
Old 4th September 2011
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The Scarlett will come with a driver or control panel install disk which will include the ASIO driver.

Once installed & as long as the card is switched on the driver will show up as Focusrite ASIO or similar in your audio applications exactly as ASIO4All does now.
Old 4th September 2011
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alright cool, thanks
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