Digidesign ASIO Driver
Digidesign Audio Drivers v7.0 for Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools LE Systems on Windows XP
Owners of Pro Tools HD 7 or Pro Tools LE 7 software can install the Digidesign ASIO Driver and Digidesign WaveDriver as an option during Pro Tools installation, using the box in the installer dialogue that is already checked by default. There is no need for Pro Tools 7 users to download the Standalone Digidesign Audio Drivers v7.0.
Digidesign ASIO Driver 6.1.1
For Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 Systems on Windows XP
For Pro Tools TDM or LE Hardware on Windows XP Without Pro Tools (Standalone)
September 15, 2003
Note: Owners of Pro Tools TDM or LE software version 6.4, 6.7, or 6.9 can install the ASIO Driver as an option during Pro Tools 6.4, 6.7, or 6.9 installation, using the box in the installer dialogue that is already checked by default. There is no need for Pro Tools 6.4, 6.7, or 6.9 users to download the ASIO Driver from this page.
Pro Tools LE Systems
The Digidesign ASIO Driver is a multichannel, multimedia sound driver that allows third-party audio programs which support the ASIO standard to record and play back through the following Digidesign hardware on Windows XP Professional or Home with Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 installed:
The Digidesign ASIO Driver 6.1.1 can also be used as a stand-alone driver (without any Pro Tools software installed), with the above Digidesign hardware.
If you have Pro Tools LE 6.4, 6.7, or 6.9 software installed, you should use the ASIO driver that can be installed as an option during Pro Tools LE installation.
Pro Tools TDM Systems
The Digidesign ASIO Driver 6.1.1 can also be used as a stand-alone driver (without any Pro Tools software installed), with the following Digidesign TDM hardware systems:
If you have Pro Tools 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.7 or 6.9 TDM software installed, you must use the version of the ASIO driver that can be installed as an option during Pro Tools installation. If you have one of these systems, do not install the ASIO Driver 6.1.1 from this download.
Full-duplex recording and playback of 24-bit audio is supported at sample rates up to 96 kHz, depending on your Digidesign hardware and ASIO-compatible audio program.
The Digidesign ASIO Driver will provide up to 18 channels of I/O depending on your Pro Tools hardware:
The Digidesign ASIO Driver 6.1.1 cannot be used with Pro Tools TDM 6.2 or lower, or Pro Tools LE 6.1 or lower installed. If Pro Tools LE 6.1 or lower is installed on your system, use the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel to remove it (or install Pro Tools LE 6.1.1).
If you are using Pro Tools TDM 5.3.x or Pro Tools LE 5.3.x software and you want to use ASIO programs, you will need the download on this page instead:
The Digidesign ASIO Driver 6.1.1 can be used on Digidesign-qualified Windows XP systems with Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 installed, or it can be used as a stand-alone driver on TDM or LE systems that do not have any version of Pro Tools installed.
The following programs have been tested with the Digidesign ASIO Driver 6.1.1:
*Plug-in or AudioMedia III stand-alone only. For more information, see "ASIO Driver and Native Instruments Programs" below and in the included ASIO Driver Read Me.
For additions to this list, and updates to the Digidesign ASIO Driver software, please refer to the page you are on now in the Support/Downloads/ASIO section of the website:
To Link to this download, please use http://www.digidesign.com/download/asio
Who Should Not Use This Download?
If you have one of these systems, do not install the ASIO Driver 6.1.1 from this download:
Installing the ASIO Driver 6.1.1
If you plan to use Pro Tools, Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 must be installed before the ASIO Driver in order for both to function correctly. If the ASIO Driver was installed before Pro Tools, removed both programs from the Add/Remove Control Panel, re-install Pro Tools, then re-install the ASIO Driver.
The ASIO Driver 6.1.1 can be used as a stand-alone driver (without Pro Tools software installed) for the Digidesign LE hardware listed. However, if you previously installed Pro Tools software before installing the ASIO Driver and at a later time remove Pro Tools, leaving the ASIO Driver installed, the ASIO Driver will not function correctly. You will need to rerun the ASIO Driver installer if you plan to continue using the ASIO Driver without Pro Tools.
To install the ASIO Driver
Removing the ASIO Driver
If you need to remove the ASIO Driver from your computer, complete the following steps.
To remove the ASIO Driver:
How to Change ASIO Driver Settings
Please see the included Digidesign ASIO Driver Usage Guide
Be sure to read the Digidesign ASIO Driver 6.1.1 Read Me carefully for specific instructions. The following sections document known issues you may encounter in using the ASIO Driver, along with workarounds if they exist.
Loop Points in Propellerhead Reason Cannot Be Adjusted During Playback when Reason is Slaved to Ableton LIVE (Using ReWire)
When Propellerhead Reason is slaved to Ableton LIVE (Using ReWire), adjusting the loop points in Reason's MIDI sequencer during playback causes LIVE to shut down without saving, and the system to automatically reboot. If this occurs, let the system complete its reboot, then manually reboot the system again to regain ASIO functionality. To maintain stable ASIO functionality when Reason is slaved to LIVE, do not adjust the loop points in Reason during playback. Instead, stop playback first, then adjust the loop points.
Nuendo 2.01 Output Selection May Not Work (Item #39560)
With Nuendo 2.01, the Output I/O assignments may disappear in the VST Connections menu. To avoid losing Output I/O assignments:
Sonar 2.2 May Not Launch when Using MIDI Ports on Digidesign Hardware (Item #39525)
When using the MIDI ports of Digidesign hardware (Digi 002, Digi 002 Rack, or Digi 001) with Sonar 2.2, you may experience problem with launching Sonar 2.2. The workaround is to ether disable SySex messaging in the preferences of Sonar 2.2, or disable the MIDI ports of your Digidesign hardware within Sonar.
Wave Lab 4.0 and Switching from Playback to Scrubbing (Item #39216)
With Wave Lab 4.0, switching from playback to scrubbing may result in the audio becoming stuck in a continuos loop. The workaround is to stop playback first, and then switch to scrubbing.
Pops using 128 Buffer Size Settings and Moving Windows
You may hear pops and clicks using the 128 Buffer Size setting while moving windows. Should this happen, use a higher Buffer Size setting.
Reason Outputs Silence using 128 Buffer Size Setting and High Sample Rates
When using Propellerhead Reason with an 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz sample rate, switching the Buffer Size to 128 will cause the output to go silent. Other Buffer Size settings do not mute the output. In order to reset Reason, switch to a Buffer Size setting other than 128, close Reason, reboot your computer, and launch Reason.
ASIO Driver and Native Instruments Programs
The ASIO Driver cannot support the audio input functionality of Native Instruments programs, except when used with AudioMedia III (as a stand-alone driver), or when used as a plug-in within another program (such as Nuendo) with other Digidesign hardware. This is because Native Instruments Program inputs only work with hardware that reports a 32-bit data path. (All Digidesign hardware except AudioMedia III reports a 24-bit data path.) Audio output is not effected.
Unplugging Mbox while Using the ASIO Driver
Unplugging Mbox while the ASIO Driver is active is not supported. Doing so will cause unexpected errors to occur.
ASIO System Overload with Logic Audio
Should you receive an ASIO System Overload dialog when using the ASIO Driver with Emagic Logic Audio, try turning off the transition effect in your Windows Display Properties. To turn off transition effect:
Digidesign ASIO Driver Q & A
Q: What were the primary known limitations
of the previous ASIO Drivers, and have they been fixed?
Q: Is there a Mac OS X version of the Digidesign
Q: Will the ASIO driver work with Windows XP
Q: With the ASIO Driver, will it be possible
to use non-Digidesign hardware (such as MOTU or RME cards) with Pro Tools
Q: Can you use Pro Tools and an ASIO program
(or more than one ASIO program) at the same time?
Q: Can you use Digidesign hardware along with
the ASIO driver without installing Pro Tools?
Q: Will there be new versions of the Digidesign
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