Getting StartedSetting up your audio software
In order to make use of ASIO4ALL, you need to configure your audio software accordingly. How you woulddo this depends on your particular software application. Generally, you would always enter the audioconfiguration menu and select ASIO -> ASIO4ALL v2.There now should be a button to launch the ASIO control panel. How this button is labeled depends on your particular software. Once you press this button, the ASIO4ALL control panel should appear. Please consultthe manual of your audio software for further assistance, if necessary!Sometimes, the audio software indeed would not provide an ASIO control panel option. This is the case for e.g. some ASIO output plugins in media player software. For configuring ASIO4ALL with theseapplications anyway, you can (usually - except for buggy
host software) launch the control panel by clickingon the ASIO4ALL status icon in the System Tray area .The tray icon will become visible whenever anapplication initializes the ASIO4ALL driver. If there isno tray icon, your audio application is not currently usingthe ASIO4ALL driver. You can disable balloonnotifications by switching to “Advanced” mode in theASIO4ALL control panel. Note: Where it is possible to access the ASIO control panel Note: Where it is possible to access the ASIO control panel
from within the audio applicationfrom within the audio application
, you should, you should use that option instead of clicking the tray icon!use that option instead of clicking the tray icon!If all else fails, it is possible to change the default ASIO4ALL configuration using the “Off-Line Settings”from the Start Menu. Note that the “Off-Line Settings” control panel launcher works like a mini-ASIO-host of its own and does Note that the “Off-Line Settings” control panel launcher works like a mini-ASIO-host of its own and does not reflect the current device status of any other instance of ASIO4ALL that may be running at the samenot reflect the current device status of any other instance of ASIO4ALL that may be running at the same time!time!Changes made in the off-line control panel will have an effect only after you restart the audio application.Settings made in the off-line control panel, however, will have
no effect at all
for applications that have been configured with the ASIO4ALL (on-line) control panel launched either from inside the audio optionsdialog of the application or by clicking the System Tray status icon.Once you made it into the ASIO4ALL control panel – one way or the other, you can now proceed withsome basic configuration.
1“buggy” - such as: Not processing Windows messages in a thread that uses COM.