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DAW output to Skype input (Real Time)
Old 16th October 2013
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DAW output to Skype input (Real Time)

Hello there.
I'm currently trying to edit my voice in real time via VST effects and filters, and use itas an input to Skype (or any other communication tool). I've tried different approaches like audiojack and virtual audio cable but all of them have plenty of latency and becomes very irritating to deal with it in real time.

For this reason, I've decided o grab a new audio interface that -internally- handles that.

I know that focusrite has Mixcontrol and EMU hasPatchMix, but are they able to do sucha a thing at all? I'm not even sure if I'm using the correct terminology for this.

Looking for answers, thanks.
Old 16th October 2013
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Regarding EMUs Patchmix, yes this is possible. Just set Skype Microphone to EDSP Wave, then in the Emu Patchmix, simply assign Wave L/R-Host as a send in the ASIO output channel.

Whatever sound coming out of the DAW, be it a soft-synth or live mic input into it, will then be fed into Skype. Of course the sound will end up mono as skype doesn't do stereo voice, also be aware there will potentially be some timestretching depending on changes in the bandwidth of the connection.
Old 16th October 2013
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I have a focusrite 2i2, unfortunately no mixcontrol available for this one but one thing I notice is that when my DAW and skype are running at the same time, skype does not even allow me to use the output of the audio interface since "it's currently being used".

I was going to order 6i6 over thoman for the mixcontrol and routing capabilities, but now not sure after your sure comment about EMU-

Any ideas about focusrite?
Old 16th October 2013
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Any ideas?
Old 16th October 2013
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Try Soundflower?
Old 16th October 2013
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Hello there.
I'm currently trying to edit my voice in real time via VST effects and filters, and use itas an input to Skype (or any other communication tool). I've tried different approaches like audiojack and virtual audio cable but all of them have plenty of latency and becomes very irritating to deal with it in real time.

For this reason, I've decided o grab a new audio interface that -internally- handles that.

I know that focusrite has Mixcontrol and EMU hasPatchMix, but are they able to do sucha a thing at all? I'm not even sure if I'm using the correct terminology for this.

Looking for answers, thanks.
Sounds pervy

From what I know you could do this on the old Focusrite Saffire interfaces. They're decent if you can pick one up.
Old 16th October 2013
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What about the new ones ? Because you know, old ones are... old?
Old 16th October 2013
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What about the new ones ? Because you know, old ones are... old?
Because the old ones could do it and the new ones, you know, can't? Why the hell else do you think I would have specifically mentioned the old ones?
Old 16th October 2013
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Well, I'm telling you that; the new ones can't do it. I have a scarlet that can't do it?!
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