Sonar & ASIO

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by tundrkys, May 23, 2002.

  1. tundrkys

    tundrkys Guest

    I know I have been gone for a while, just got back the other day(had to put in some overtime to work up that $24).
    Anyway, I have been to the Sonar and Cubase forums, and noone has answered my posts in four days. Maybe I am spoiled by Opus in the computing forum, but that seems a bit long to me.
    So here is my question.
    Sonar supposedly doesn't support ASIO, however my soundcard is ASIO, and appears to work fine, why is that?
  2. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    My guess would be that your soundcard supports ASIO *and* something else at the same time (WDM or DirectX), and Soanr is using one of the alternate communication schemes.
  3. tundrkys

    tundrkys Guest

    For that to be possible, I would have to have an alternate driver for that sound card(lexicon core studio2), right? or is there a default driver that gets loaded with Sonar?
  4. Tommy P.

    Tommy P. Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Yep, MME. Your sound card may be using MME(microsoft multimedia ) drivers that SONAR will work with.
    And yes the SONAR forum has been a dead forum. Follow the web links in the SONAR help menu to get to some support forums and info.
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Yes, the Core2 uses MME drivers as Sonar doesn't support ASIO...dumb asses I say.
    I truly am surprised that Cakewalk is still around.
    Most drivers that are made today have WDM and ASIO embedded protocols so that any program will be able to use them.
    MME is just the standard windows directX driver..DirectX goes right to the application bypassing most of the crap in the OS but still has issues with proper playback.
    Thanks for the compliment about me spoiling you! lol
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