Q: Cubase VST, ASIO a must?

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Markell Moss, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Markell Moss

    Markell Moss Guest

    I'm looking at running some VST instruments in Cubase (not sure which
    version yet) possibly the Roland/Edirol VST packages and/or Halion with nice
    samples.

    If I want 32-voice polyphony (for full orchestral score) do I *need* a sound
    card with ASIO drivers, or can DirectX audio handle it fairly decently?
    Is the latency JUST for live playback? (Press note, hear .5 seconds
    later...)

    And if an ASIO card is a must-have, what's some VERY INEXPENSIVE cards with
    ASIO(2) support? DirectX/D3D enhancement is nice too. :)
    I know Creative Labs Sand Blaster "has" ASIO support, but does it really? I
    must say that an Audigy2 would hit a nice price point IF it works well with
    Cubase VST....

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