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ASIO driver multi-client capable? 7 years 9 months ago #20974

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I just took delivery of my U-DAC8 today. I was very excited until I realised that it may not work in my intended application....:(

I have two different stereo systems in two different rooms. Both of these systems are active 2-way systems with 4 channels of amplifications per system, i.e. 8 channels altogether.

I am using JRiver on one PC as source for both systems. I want to set up two zones, one for each room, and use 4 DAC output channels per room, i.e. 2 x 4ch = 8ch in total.

I want to use JRiver's built-in convolver for crossover duty for both zones, each convolving a different FIR filter (created by Audiolense, Acourate etc, as the case may be) that each has 4-channels out (tweeter left, tweeter right, woofer left, woofer right).

The JRiver development team has warned me however that the U-DAC8 may not be multi-client capable, i.e. being able to accept multiple apps (or multiple instances of one application in this case) talking to it. This is for instance why the PC Windows ASIO multiclient driver by Charlie Steinberg exists as ASIO is typically an exclusive protocol.

I got the U-DAC8 to replace an RME FF800 (which driver is multi-client capable) for this application so I can better leverage the latter's other features (mic in etc) elsewhere, but now I'm beggining to wonder if I've made a mistake and bought - in my case - a brick :blush:

I really hope it is but if the ASIO driver is presently not multi-client capable, could this be a a feature request, hopefully with a bit of priority...?

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ASIO driver multi-client capable? 7 years 8 months ago #21058

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@ Nitoni,

I'm afraid that indeed the ASIO driver wouldn't support multiclient. Your application is a bit specific in that sense so we didn't have that support.

There is a very good page here on this topic. Did you read it? www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ub...owflat&Number=237170 and odeus-audio.com.au/Odeus/AsioLink

Worth trying if that solve your problem. The UDAC8 supports both WDM and ASIO which are standardized drivers. I think that you should be able to make it work with these so called "wrappers".

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