(Sample use of the Prodipe driver with a Studio 22 Pro, a microphone ST-USB and and Studio 22)
The ASIO Prodipe driver allows you to fully exploit your audio interface Prodipe through your audio recording (or DAW for Digital Audio WorkStation) software.
ASIO stands for Audio Streaming Input Output and is a registered trade mark from Steinberg.
ASIO, among other things, 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 2.0 of the ASIO Protocol.
It allows reaching latencies near the millisecond (and even lower) depending on the power of your computer.
In addition, with the built-in function "Prodipe ASIO Merge®", it allows you to use multiple Prodipe audio interfaces simultaneously. You can then create a configuration of "virtual" audio interface (up to 8 input channels and 8 output channels in the current version).
More, the ASIO Prodipe driver is optimized for the new generations of Windows (Vista, Seven and upcoming) by the support of the new audio features of these operating systems (ASAPI for Audio Session Application Programming Interface).
The Prodipe ASIO driver is available for the 32 bits ("x86") and the 64 bits ("x64") versions of Microsoft Windows.
Special feature for use with Prodipe audio interfaces with audio inputs only (ST-USB for example):
(Sample use of the Prodipe driver with 3 microphones ST-USB)
When you connect an audio interface with audio inputs only (a USB microphone for example, like the ST-USB from Prodipe), the ASIO driver uses your default audio interface for audio outputs.
Indeed, an ASIO driver with audio inputs only would be of a very limited usage.
Latest version (Windows) : Download
User manual : Download
Functionality test tool (in 32 bits environment) : Download
Functionality test tool (in 64 bits environment) : Download
(This tool is embedded in the installer of the ASIO driver, but is also available as a standalone application)
Version 22.214.171.124 (01/2013)
- 16 input/output channels (instead of 8 for previous versions)
(Lets you connect and use 2 x Studio 88 Pro for example, instead of only one)
- A monitoring function has been added (direct listening of inputs)
- Functionality test has been modified to take into account 16 channels instead of 8
Version 126.96.36.199 (09/2012)
- Added : Special function of mix (mono) of all inputs
- Minors corrections
Version 188.8.131.52 (07/2012)
- better default naming of the ASIO channels
- improvement of the functionality test embedded in the installer
Version 184.108.40.206 (07/2012)
- Only one installer for both versions 32 and 64 bits of the driver
- "Offline" configuration tool integrated to the installer:
The Prodipe ASIO driver stores its settings (ASIO format, Buffer size) for each ASIO software used. Most of ASIO software let you change these parameters while using the driver. However, if it was not the case for one of these software, you can use the “Offline” configuration of the installer.
- Functionality test integrated to the installer:
this tool allows you to check and validate the correct operation of the Prodipe ASIO driver as well as your Prodipe hardware.
- Minor corrections
Version 220.127.116.11 (04/2012)
- Latency improved (stabilization mainly on Windows 7)
- Simplified interface, no setting to do except the ASIO buffer size if needed
- System tray icon for a quick access to the setup window of the driver (audio levels control for example)
- Compact view of the setup window (to show only the levels controls)
- ASIO buffer size selectable between 128, 256, 512 or 1024 samples (default value 512)
More, this buffer size can be changed even while the driver is being used by your audio application
- Warning in case of a connection to a "non optimized" USB port of your audio interface (external USB hub for example)
- The driver works correctly even if you don't connect any audio interface (the system tray icon alerts you in this case)
- The driver save your settings for each ASIO host software that is using it (this let you setup different buffer sizes for each software for example)