Realtek ASIO Driver installs but fails to operate

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  1. Posts : 1
    Win10 Home 64-bit
       #21

    Newbie here. I'm setting up Cakewalk as my DAW. For whatever reason, ASIO and ASIO4ALL as an audio driver does not allow my output to be my Realtek powered speakers. Just not visible as an option and I get silence on both recording and playback and error messages about missing outputs. When I went back to MME, all worked fine. I'm not sure what the problem is but it sounds similar to your situation. I would like to get my latency down below 10ms but I'm not technically literate enough to be comfortable making changes to .dll-s or the registry. From this thread, it seems like I should just move on with what I have...unless there is something easy and obvious that I'm missing.

    --Jeff
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    Win 10 Pro, 20H2
       #22

    PC sound cards, e.g. Realtek, should be avoided for DAW work. PC sound has poor latency and also poor S/N Ratio. The PC inputs, require amplification as a low level guitar signal or mic signals are too low to properly amplify. A -10db is a good PC sound card input level.

    I have a recording studio, using Cakewalk by BandLab (Sonar) and Studio One 4.6 Professional. I only use "real" recording interfaces. I'm using MOTU 4pre at the moment and under 3ms recording latency.
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  3. Posts : 161
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #23

    What I don't understand about latency is that it seemed to become an issue when pcs got more powerful - you'd think the reverse would be true.

    Back in the 90's I had (by today's standards) a rubbish Cubasis setup. I had a Casio keyboard connected to a 50MHz 486 Windows 95 box with 8MB ram using a lead that was 2 DINS on one end, and IIRC a plug that went into a joystick port on a very cheap sound card. On that system I could overdub and multitrack to my heart's content with no latency or delay at all.

    Do the same on a modern high power box and you'll get a 1 sec delay unless you buy ASIO h/w.

    BTW, I concur with Fireberd re dedicated gear. I've had low latency success with a SoundBlaster Z and (separately) a Focusrite Scarlett.
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows
       #24

    Jeff, if you're doing serious recording enough to worry about using dedicated hardware and a full-featured DAW, you should be playing back through dedicated hardware, because the onboard soundcard is fine for basic gaming and music listening, but it's not precise enough for proper editing and mastering.
    If you're using a USB preamp, that should have at least headphone or RCA outputs, and you should select that as your playback, as well as input. If you're just using a straight USB mic, those only have a decent, not pro quality DAC built in, and you may want to rethink that, anyway.
    Badcrc, you were sending MiDI signals through your JCU port, not an actual audio stream. No latency issues with MiDI, totally different signal, protocols, and data density.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows
       #25

    JeffB99 said:
    Newbie here. I'm setting up Cakewalk as my DAW. For whatever reason, ASIO and ASIO4ALL as an audio driver does not allow my output to be my Realtek powered speakers. Just not visible as an option and I get silence on both recording and playback and error messages about missing outputs. When I went back to MME, all worked fine. I'm not sure what the problem is but it sounds similar to your situation. I would like to get my latency down below 10ms but I'm not technically literate enough to be comfortable making changes to .dll-s or the registry. From this thread, it seems like I should just move on with what I have...unless there is something easy and obvious that I'm missing.

    --Jeff
    I am 100% in the same exact situation at the moment. Getting about 30 ms latency with MIDI keyboard input which is just painful.

    l0zerth said:
    Jeff, if you're doing serious recording enough to worry about using dedicated hardware and a full-featured DAW, you should be playing back through dedicated hardware, because the onboard soundcard is fine for basic gaming and music listening, but it's not precise enough for proper editing and mastering.
    If you're using a USB preamp, that should have at least headphone or RCA outputs, and you should select that as your playback, as well as input. If you're just using a straight USB mic, those only have a decent, not pro quality DAC built in, and you may want to rethink that, anyway.
    Badcrc, you were sending MiDI signals through your JCU port, not an actual audio stream. No latency issues with MiDI, totally different signal, protocols, and data density.
    (I'm in the same position as Jeff and would like to respond to this)
    I just got both a USB mic and USB MIDI keyboard because of the ease of use (ha), and actually the USB mic quality is just fine for my purposes, but the keyboard has obvious latency. Buying an audio interface isn't an option since everything is USB....at this point I'm thinking I'll have to upgrade my sound card unless there is some other magical option
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  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #26

    I have an aorus xtreme x399 mobo from gigabyte. FL studio saw my realtek asio, but threw errors when I tried picking it. The problem was that I had not let applications take exclusive control of the sound device. You can do that under sound settings in windows. Once I did this, realtek asio worked perfectly with FL studio (and probably any other DAW).
    I'm using the regular drivers from the gigabyte support page. [6‎.0.8688.1]
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  7. Posts : 1,361
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #27

    Fairlight said:
    I have an aorus xtreme x399 mobo from gigabyte. FL studio saw my realtek asio, but threw errors when I tried picking it. The problem was that I had not let applications take exclusive control of the sound device. You can do that under sound settings in windows. Once I did this, realtek asio worked perfectly with FL studio (and probably any other DAW).
    I'm using the regular drivers from the gigabyte support page. [6‎.0.8688.1]
    but the newest Realtek audio driver is v6.0.9034.1 from Gigabyte's web site (listed for newer Gigabyte boards though)

    the 8688 version is only good for older Win10 versions and may or may not work well with the 2004 & 20H2 versions
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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #28

    erpster4 said:
    but the newest Realtek audio driver is v6.0.9034.1 from Gigabyte's web site (listed for newer Gigabyte boards though)

    the 8688 version is only good for older Win10 versions and may or may not work well with the 2004 & 20H2 versions
    I suppose so. I'm windows 10, version 1909, so technically not supported as the driver is meant for 1903.
    I decided to downgrade from windows 2004, because I got problems with dropped HDMI sound to external DAC. So now I'm sticking with this until I'm forced to update, or I can read that the HDMI problem has been fixed. The HDMI is from an Nvidia card though, so nothing to do with Realtek.
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  9. Posts : 1,361
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #29

    there was also a v6.0.8963.1 Gigabyte driver released in late August 2020 as well as a v6.0.8945.1 Gigabyte driver released in early May 2020

    the 8963 driver was released for Gigabyte aero/aorus laptops but may also work in most Gigabyte desktop boards
    try using either 8945 or 8963 on your Gigabyte machine

    maybe even upgrade the NVidia graphics drivers from nVidia's web site and see if they bundle an updated nVidia HD audio driver for your HDMI output


    edit - my dad's Toshiba laptop is running Win10 home 1909 and I won't be planning to upgrade that to 2004 anytime soon - I may skip that an upgrade straight from 1909 to 20H2 when that one comes out
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  10. Posts : 1
    Ten Pro
       #30

    Just had to jump in because I read a bunch of "dont use ASIO4ALL IT'S OLD" or "REAL PROS DON'T USE blah, blah, blah".

    Wrong. We will use whatever we can get our hands on to get the job done, and it just so happens ASIO4ALL is extremely useful even today. As long as the hardware will support 44.1khz @ 24bit thats all that matters. Which most modern integrated Realteks do.

    Personally ASIO4ALL is the best option with these cards if you want to get lower latency, so far as I can find.

    Sorry if it's necro, but I hate those one sided closed minded answers.
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