ASIO drivers are a fine alternative to native
Windows audio I/O drivers for many machines. Since the release of the freeware
ASIO4ALL driver pack, improved performance and reduced latency are now in reach
of even modest host CPUs.
ASIO4ALL is a
user mode component that is neither running nor even being
loaded unless you start an ASIO host application. It does not
overwrite/replace anything in your system except previous
versions of itself. The worst thing that could possibly happen
is that it crashes, in which case you simply
uninstall and forget about it.
Download ASIO4ALL 2.13:
Combined 32/64 bit version, supports
Win 98SE/ME/2k/XP/MCE/2003/XP64 and Vista/Windows 7/Windows
8.x/Windows 10 x86/x64
Minor update. Now Windows 10 is
officially supported, even though it has been working all along.
Executable Installer: ASIO4ALL_2_13_English.exe
Files Zipped: ASIO4ALL_2_13_English.zip
About EXE format and
.ZIP format: Simply stated, an .EXE file is a program that Windows
can execute. A .ZIP file is a compressed file containing separated
files. Windows cannot automatically install directly from a .ZIP
file, you should place them manually.
Changes since version 2.13:
Support multiple sample rates concurrently - for as long as they
are physically derived from a common master clock, are integer
multiples of each other (except 44.1/48kHz special case), etc...
Support a number of sample rates on the ASIO side that the audio
device does not physically support. Basically, this means an
extension to the on-the-fly rate conversion capabilities.
Fix a regression introduced in 2.13 related to input device
Minor stuff, as usual...
In order to successfully run
ASIO4ALL, you need:
A WDM-compatible operating system, such as
Win98SE/ME/2k/XP/2003/XP64 or Windows Vista x86/x64.
A WDM-driver for your audio hardware. (Under Win2k/XP/Vista...
this is implicit, not so under Win98SE/WinME.)
A couple minutes of your time and a little bit of luck.
What ASIO4ALL will NOT do:
Replace your existing sound card drivers or mess with them in
Install any kernel mode components that could potentially
affect the stability of your system.
"Overclock", or otherwise operate your audio hardware in ways
that could potentially be harmful and/or void your warranty,
except, of course, in cases where the manufacturer of your
hardware has specifically stated that the use of ASIO4ALL would
void your warranty indeed.
ASIO4ALL is free for the end user. Commercial exploitation
(resale/bundling...), however, is restricted. The most recent
version is 2.13, which is currently available for download
Download ASIO4ALL 2.13 Beta1:
Executable Installer: ASIO4ALL_2_11_Beta1_English.exe
Files Zipped: ASIO4ALL_2_11_Beta1_English.zip
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