Damon Mathews;158569 wrote:
My previous ASIO USB interface was the UCA 222. Despite looking like a toy, it was wonderful and flawless for me for 3 years. Now I need some mic inputs.
So, I got the UMC 404HD. It seems fine but one thing worries me:
When I teamed up the little UCA 222 with my DAW (Reason), the ASIO output from the DAW seemed to bypass the soundcard in my laptop. The MUTE, Vol+, Vol- buttons would become unusable. In other words, direct ASIO.
Now, with the new UMC 404HD those buttons still work when in ASIO mode.
This doesn't seem right to me. Is DAW output still being passed through my stupid laptop soundcard before hitting the UMC404 if those buttons still work?
I want ASIO direct. Need advice. Selecting thr UMC404 in the Windows sound output list didn't help.
Ken Mitchell;159029 wrote:
Welcome to the forums. Just to clarify... When you say vol and mute buttons, are you referring to the audio controls in the Windows system tray? If those are affecting the output of your DAW then you are likely not using ASIO in your DAW since those controls only affect Windows system audio drivers. When a DAW is using ASIO to the 404HD the only way to control the output is from the DAW.
I'd double check your settings in Reason.
Hope this helps,
Damon Mathews;159570 wrote:
Let me update one part of the Reply I posted a few minutes ago.
I _am_ getting ASIO speeds with the UMC404HD.
And the message "ASIO active" is at the bottom of the little control box.
So, I guess I am in ASIO but it's just a weird setup where the laptop mute & vol controls are not bypassed?
Or something like that?
This should confuse things further: when I select my laptop's speakers (the laptop's own soundcard) as the output in the DAW's selection window It comes out the laptop's cruddy speakers, the buffer size gets huge (as expected), but I lose the use of the mute & vol controls in the laptop. .
So something is "wired" in a weird way.
I'm in ASIO, but it's weird. And maybe that's just how it's gonna be?
Damon Mathews;159789 wrote:
No. I don't keep ASIO4All on my machine because it didn't properly run the heroic little UCA222.
I used the original Behringer driver for that.
Before I just give up......
I notice that on the UMC 404HD's own control panel, when I click on status, the drop down menu that says "UMC 404HD 192k" is always grayed out and unclickable.
Is this a clue to the problem?