Users' manual

Prodipe ASIO driver
(Windows only)

Copyright © 2010-2011 Prodipe

among other things. More.3). Installation: Simply use the installer shipped with your Prodipe audio interface. The Prodipe ASIO driver is available for the 32 bits ("x86") and the 64 bits ("x64") versions of Microsoft Windows. You can then create a configuration of "virtual" audio interface (up to 8 input channels and 8 output channels in the current version 1. ASIO. ASIO stands for Audio Streaming Input Output and is a registered trade mark from Steinberg. Copyright © 2010-2011 Prodipe .0 of the ASIO Protocol. In addition. Seven and upcoming) by the support of the new audio features of these operating systems (ASAPI for Audio Session Application Programming Interface). you will have to install the 64 bits version of the driver only if the audio software that you plan to use with the Prodipe ASIO driver is a real 64 bits software. dramatically reduces the audio latency (the time needed by audio datas to "travel" between your computer and the audio interface used -and this is available for inputs as well as for outputs). Prodipe ASIO driver complies with the recommendations of the version 2.Introduction: The ASIO Prodipe driver allows you to fully exploit your audio interface Prodipe through your audio recording (or DAW for Digital Audio WorkStation) software. the ASIO Prodipe driver is optimized for the new generations of Windows (Vista. with the built-in function "Prodipe ASIO Merge®". it allows you to use multiple Prodipe audio interfaces simultaneously. 32 bits applications running under Windows 64 bits can use the 32 bits version of the Prodipe ASIO driver. Attention: if you are using a 64 bits version of Windows. It allows reaching latencies near the millisecond (and even lower) depending on the power of your computer. The driver is usually installed in the "Programs" folder of your hard disk and in the subfolder "Prodipe/Prodipe Asio Driver".

"Device setup.Using the ASIO Prodipe driver in your audio software: Start your audio recording software and use one of the functions of this software to 1) select the "ASIO Prodipe driver" 2) display the "ASIO Prodipe driver" control panel The Cubase LE software will be used as an example later in this manual (mostly because it is frequently shipped with Prodipe audio interfaces). click on the "Asio 2.0 Prodipe Driver" item from the list of left.. and then select "Asio 2.".0 Prodipe Driver" in the list of proposed ASIO drivers: Finally. To use the ASIO Prodipe driver in Cubase. click on the "Devices" menu. to display the ASIO Prodipe driver control panel.. click the "Control Panel" button to the right: Copyright © 2010-2011 Prodipe .

if you connect a microphone on input 1 (left input on a stereo audio interface configuration). and that the microphone is used for the recording of an acoustic guitar. For example.Configuration and user's interface: "Physical" inputs: For each connected audio interface. Copyright © 2010-2011 Prodipe . This feature can be useful in a configuration with multiple audio interfaces that you want to use all output interfaces but only one of these inputs. You can enable or disable the use of the inputs (regardless of the outputs). you can rename inputs and thus customize the display of the names of channels in your audio software. you can change the default name "Left Input Studio 22 Pro" in "Acoustic guitar": Caution: ASIO imposes a maximum length of 32 characters for the names of input/output (ASIO Prodipe driver automatically truncates the names whose length is greater than 32 characters). The goal is to reduce the use of the processor to the strict necessary.

"Physical" outputs: For each connected audio interface. This feature can be useful in a configuration with multiple audio interfaces that you want to use all input interfaces but only one of these outputs. you can rename outputs and thus customize the display of the names of channels in your audio software. The goal is to reduce the use of the processor to the strict necessary. you can change the default name "Left Output Studio 22 Pro" in "Prodipe Pro 5": Caution: ASIO imposes a maximum length of 32 characters for the names of input/output (ASIO Prodipe driver automatically truncates the names whose length is greater than 32 characters). Caution: you cannot validate the configuration of the driver if you do not use at least one input (mono or stereo) and at least one (stereo) output. Copyright © 2010-2011 Prodipe . For example. if you connect a Prodipe Pro 5 active speaker on output 1 (left output on a stereo audio interface configuration). You can enable or disable the use of the outputs (regardless of the inputs).

You can change the list order of audio interfaces if the order in which your system has recognized them does not match the physical order in which you use them. you can use the vertical scrollbar to visualize and configure up to 8 audio interfaces.Audio interfaces List (list order.recognized by the Prodipe ASIO driver and connected to your computer. Use the arrow icons up and down at the bottom right of each audio interface: You can also set the audio interface to use as clock source for your audio software by clicking on the clock icon: This setting can also be done directly in your audio software: (Clock selection example in Cubase LE) Finally. clock): This list shows all audio interfaces . Copyright © 2010-2011 Prodipe .

: disable the driver (by selecting another for example). Copyright © 2010-2011 Prodipe . Remarks: The audio interfaces list is automatically updated during the connection or disconnection of an interface. Caution: to connect or disconnect an audio interface while using the ASIO Prodipe driver with your audio software -and without closing it. The ASIO Prodipe driver allows to virtually converting a mono interface into a stereo one: right click on the icon of the audio interface(Prodipe Studio 12 for example): and then click on the menu "Mono input into stereo input conversion": the audio data from the two "virtual" inputs in this case being a duplication of the audio data from the single mono physical input.Special function for the conversion of a mono input audio interface into a stereo input interface Some audio software may not work correctly when used with an ASIO driver that does not "show" at least 2 inputs (1 stereo input in other words). connect or disconnect your audio interface(s). and then select the ASIO Prodipe driver again. If however it does not correspond to the actually connected interfaces. you can click on the button "Refresh the list for all Prodipe audio interfaces currently available".

Internet update. ASIO Outputs: The "Outputs from ASIO Host" frame represents the visible outputs from the software audio host side. Copyright © 2010-2011 Prodipe .  visualize the signal levels on each output ASIO settings:    ASIO format: select 16 or 32 bits depending on the needs of your audio software. You can:  adjust the physical input levels (if the audio interface allows. However. Sampling rate: the choice of the sampling rate is done by the audio software host. it is unnecessary to use the ASIO Prodipe driver advanced settings.ASIO Inputs: The "Inputs to ASIO Host" frame represents the visible inputs from the software audio host side. etc. because of its physical input levels knobs). The "DC offset correction" cancels the continuous current generated by some audio interfaces and improves the signal processing of the audio software host. if the audio interface allows (to individually adjust the channels. it may be that a specific audio software requires a particular configuration that you can set up with these advanced settings. You can:  adjust the physical output levels. check the button "Channels linked" in order to have independents cursors ). which is not the case of the Studio 22 Pro for example.). The driver is indeed configured for optimal operation no matter which hardware or software configuration is used. You cannot change this setting when the ASIO Prodipe driver is running.  visualize the signal levels on each input  activate/disable the "DC offset correction" on each input. A 32 bits resolution is generally more suitable (this reduces calculations errors by the audio software). Advanced settings: Except for some generic settings (languages.

and when several audio interfaces are used. normal.  Button in case of mismatches entries. try to use lower values (low.  Language: select in this list the language that you want to use on the windows showed by the driver. This "automatic" option is not available under Windows XP.  Show the tooltips: check or uncheck this option to show or hide the tooltips. Driver's buffers: (buffers are areas of memory used for the exchange of data between the audio interface and the driver)  The default option is "Automatic" under Windows Vista.  "Check for a new version of the driver …": select this option to be informed of a new version of the ASIO Prodipe driver (showed of the main window).Advance settings: ASIO:  Inputs and outputs latencies: change these settings if you experience some audio gaps or "cracks". 7 or higher. Driver's system resources: (options unavailable when "automatic" driver's buffers mode is selected)  Depending on the power of your computer. General:  "Don't show the driver's window …": select this option to hide the main window of the Prodipe ASIO driver when no audio interface is connected. You can adjust the sizes and numbers of these buffers for 2 environments: when only one audio interface is used. : click on this button to get back to the standard settings Copyright © 2010-2011 Prodipe . You can change the default settings if you experience some audio gaps or "cracks". exclusive/maximum). high.  "Inform the ASIO host …": select this option to have the host software be informed of the clock change made in the ASIO Prodipe driver configuration window. and only if you experience some audio gaps or "cracks".

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