WDM or ASIO, Win98se

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Anchovy, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. Anchovy

    Anchovy Guest

    Hi
    Anyone found any WDM or ASIO drivers that work with a Win98se, Sonar 2
    setup?
    I don't really want to change my OS but if I don't find drivers I will have
    to mainly because of the latency problems with soft synths.
    If I change OS it will probably be to XP. Does it come shipped with the
    relevant WDM drivers? Which version of XP is best for music? I've got
    Corporate.
    Will I need upgrades for the software?
    Sonar 2.
    Reason.
    Acid.
    Soundforge 6.
    Thanks for any advice.


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  2. On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 03:13:05 +0100, "Anchovy" <anchovy@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >Hi
    >Anyone found any WDM or ASIO drivers that work with a Win98se, Sonar 2
    >setup?


    I've heard of them, but never bothered using them. No, that's not
    exactly true -- I used ASIO under Win98 and it works fine, but Sonar
    is designed to work best with WDM, and I was using Cakewalk or Cubase
    primarily then.

    >I don't really want to change my OS but if I don't find drivers I will have
    >to mainly because of the latency problems with soft synths.
    >If I change OS it will probably be to XP. Does it come shipped with the
    >relevant WDM drivers? Which version of XP is best for music? I've got
    >Corporate.
    >Will I need upgrades for the software?
    >Sonar 2.
    >Reason.
    >Acid.
    >Soundforge 6.
    >Thanks for any advice.


    XP version is irrelevant as far as music goes. All that software
    should work fine with XP, and the OS comes with drivers, and for cards
    which do *not* ship with drivers for XP, Windows update site usually
    has references for downloading them automatically.

    There are some cards where you'll need to find Win2000 WDM drivers
    and use them -- unsigned drivers are generally provided by makers of
    low volume or older cards, which don't have the support base of newer
    cards.

    Most good cards, and even a lot of cheap ones, will get you 10-20ms
    latency easily with WinXP and WDM drivers, using Sonar. ASIO drivers
    aren't necessary under WinXP because the WDM support is so good.


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