Installing ASIO in Audacity

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Re: Installing ASIO in Audacity

Post by raddy59 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:53 pm

Following this with interest

i have Audacity, and use a Focusrite 2i2

I have an ASIO input and output option in Audacity.

Does this mean I am ASIO ready? Or do I need to do something else.

Interested because have real latency issues with 2i2 and Audacity.

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Re: Installing ASIO in Audacity

Post by steve » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:02 pm

raddy59 wrote: Does this mean I am ASIO ready? Or do I need to do something else.
Official releases of Audacity do not support ASIO. Due to license restriction, Audacity cannot legally be distributed with ASIO support enabled. For more information, see here: https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/ASIO_Audio_Interface
raddy59 wrote:Interested because have real latency issues with 2i2 and Audacity.
Latency should never be a problem in Audacity. If it is, then you are probably doing something wrong. Have you started a forum topic about this problem?
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Re: Installing ASIO in Audacity

Post by raddy59 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:08 pm

Yes I raised a forum thread - but I am always tinkering with latency adjustments and timeshifts and it's tiresome when you just have to lay some tracks down for a client.

This post - is it offering a way of plugging ASIO support into Audacity?

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Re: Installing ASIO in Audacity

Post by steve » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:39 pm

raddy59 wrote:Yes I raised a forum thread - but I am always tinkering with latency adjustments and timeshifts and it's tiresome when you just have to lay some tracks down for a client.
Once latency correction has been set up correctly, there should be no need for fiddling until you change the recording device, the host setting, or the sample rate. For normal use it's just set it once and that's it.

If you post a link to your other topic I'll take a look and see if I can see what the problem might be.
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Re: Installing ASIO in Audacity

Post by steve » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:48 pm

raddy59 wrote:This post - is it offering a way of plugging ASIO support into Audacity?
To enable ASIO support in Audacity you need to build Audacity from the source code. Unless you have experience building C++ applications from source code, it's no small task.
There's some information about building from source here: https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Deve ... On_Windows
but we are currently in the middle of an upgrade which will result in different instructions for Audacity 2.3.0 (the current development code).

ASIO is NOT required by Audacity. The main reasons for building Audacity with ASIO support are (a) If you have a multi-channel sound card that requires ASIO for multi-channel recording, (b) you are using other audio software that uses ASIO and wish to use Audacity with the same audio device at the same time. If neither of those cases apply to you, then you probably don't need ASIO.
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Re: Installing ASIO in Audacity

Post by raddy59 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:08 pm

Thanks Steve:
http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic ... 23#p345623


We resorted to time shift all the tracks in the end with Audacity :)

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Re: Installing ASIO in Audacity

Post by steve » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:20 pm

raddy59 wrote:Thanks Steve:
viewtopic.php?p=345623#p345623
I've replied here: viewtopic.php?p=345873#p345873
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