ASIO driver exclusive use of soundcard

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Hello Andreas,

I have recently purchased your core finger drumming program, and so far I am really enjoying it and impressed with how good it is prepared. However, I soon was confronted to a rather annoying issue- I use Addictive Drums for practice and Big Bang Drums by SoniVox, and the main issue is when I use one of these (which I run Via Asio to minimize latency), I get no audio from the examples in the course. The only thing that currently works is setting AD in Direct Audio so that they can both share the output which again causes a latency that you can feel even at the lowest buffer size. Do you know any way to route the xpresspads audio to asio (In which case I would use Asio client to use them both via Asio) or a way I could make the audio from the course go to Direct Audio and run ADrums or my Daw through ASIO?

I am interested to know your thoughts on this.

Best,
[name removed]

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Hi [name removed],

Many thanks for your purchase and for getting in touch.

I understand the issue and I understand how annoying this is, although I haven’t faced this kind of problem with the XpressPads eCourses yet, but with other software.

My first idea is to change the default audio player on your computer to something else.

Could you please try and let me know the outcome?

Thanks and best regards,

Andreas

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Answered on April 25, 2017 10:27 pm
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I am really impressed by your prompt response! Thanks for that!

I tried many things, but Asio takes exclusive use of the sound card, and either the course looses sound or ADDrums looses sound. The only solution now is Direct Sound Drivers which as I mentioned has a latency issue. I would maybe suggest if possible in a future update, to put an option in XpressPads of selecting the audio driver. If it could use Asio, then an AsioClient Driver would allow to use more than 1 program over Asio.

Anyways thanks for your help!

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I’m sorry to read that the default audio player switching didn’t provide the desired solution. I assume you run ASIO via your soundcard or audio interface, and not ASIO-For-All, right?

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I replied to you email earlier today, but I think it was not sent since I cannot see it in my sent Items. I was saying that I use Asio4all for my Daw and AsioClient to make Winyl Player & another Asio instument work at the same time, like when I am using my audio course for Piano. (For practice I use my laptop’s sound card.)

Are you able to use your built in sound card with XpressPads & say Ez Drummer or Addictive Drummer at the same time through Asio? Or you use a professional interface?

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Answered on April 25, 2017 10:29 pm
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I always have an audio interface running when making music and it can handle multiple applications’ sound outputs at the same time. I actually never had an issue running any other sound-requiring software next to the eCourse, which is why I believe that the sound exclusivity is really driven by the Asio4All interface.

I just made the test. I ran the eCourse with my audio interface switched off and Asio4All being active. At the same time I ran the Maschine software which was outputting audio just fine, but the eCourse didn’t make a sound.

Then I tested another ASIO driver, which was “FL Studio ASIO”, because I have installed FL Studio on my system. However I used this driver with the Maschine software and the eCourse. Both emitted audio just seamlessy through the notebook speakers.

Do you have the chance to download the FL Studio ASIO driver, or maybe another ASIO driver to make this test as well?

https://www.image-line.com/support/FLHelp/html/envsettings_audio.htm#FLStudioASIO

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After your suggestion I went and tried to find Fl Studio Asio, but I found that it is apparently embedded in the FL studio 12 installer, I am going to see if it is possible to get an FL demo and stay with the driver.

Thanks a lot for considering and my following up on my issue.

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Answered on April 25, 2017 10:30 pm
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I really hope that this will solve your sound setup issues.

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