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Audio Precision ASIO Driver Bypasses Windows Audio for Direct Testing of Pro-Audio IO

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Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, today demonstrated its new ASIO driver, used to bypass Windows audio when testing pro audio PC interfaces connected by USB, Firewire or PCI.

ASIO is a PC audio driver technology developed by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH (and since adopted across the pro-audio industry) that allows audio software to communicate directly with connected audio hardware with extremely low latency, high channel count and bit-transparent transfer of data.

In APx500 v3.1, connected audio interfaces with installed ASIO drivers appear within the APx software as one of APx's I/O options, with support for up to 16 bidirectional channels. All measurements and test sequences in APx may be used via the ASIO interface, allowing for complete characterization of the connected audio device.

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i see ms griping about this but Honestly I like this, too bad all Audio cards cant have this driver type used even EAX...
 
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Sounds to me that it works like OpenAL / Creative Alchemy do under Vista and above. I miss native DirectSound 3D in Windows.
 
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Can we have hardware 3D sound back now? Seriously, anyone that played Thief, Unreal or FEAR knows what big difference is between today's garbage sound and the ones that used Aureal3D or EAX...
 
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