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Post by Arpangel »

Just noticed all my VSTi's are running Core Audio on my Mac, never looked before.
I’ve always been used to Asio, when I started using my Behringer 1820 this happened, as it’s class compliant with Mac no audio drivers are available for it.

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Post by Hugh Robjohns »

ASIO is a Windows platform driver designed by Steinberg and employed almost universally for high-quality audio interfaces on Windows PCs.

It plays no role in a Mac.

Core Audio is the audio driver system in Macs... as you've discovered.
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As Hugh says, that’s normal, no cause for concern!
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RichardT wrote:As Hugh says, that’s normal, no cause for concern!


Thanks folks, that’s the trouble with using PC "and" Mac! I have use my PC to run my pipe organ software, it won’t run on Mac.

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Post by merlyn »

Out of the three of them -- ASIO on Windows, ALSA on Linux and Core Audio on Mac Core Audio has the best design for audio. It uses a delay locked loop which adds a small amount of latency (8 -32 samples) but is more stable meaning less xruns (pops and clicks).

Paul Davis, the developer behind Ardour, JACK and the Linux RME drivers explains it here :

https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/s ... post363357
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Post by Humble Bee »

merlyn wrote:Out of the three of them -- ASIO on Windows, ALSA on Linux and Core Audio on Mac Core Audio has the best design for audio. It uses a delay locked loop which adds a small amount of latency (8 -32 samples) but is more stable meaning less xruns (pops and clicks).

Paul Davis, the developer behind Ardour, JACK and the Linux RME drivers explains it here :

https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/s ... post363357


Interesting read!

Tho I imagine that things have moved on a bit since 2012...

But what do I know. :?::idea:
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Post by merlyn »

As far as I know the low level design of ASIO, ALSA and Core Audio is still the same. It definitely is for ALSA.

Something that has changed is the rise of the monolithic DAW. Everything is a plug-in these days, run within one app -- Cubase, Ableton, Reaper ... The idea of a standalone app has mostly disappeared. Some of the advantages Paul Davis describes are for running multiple apps at the same time.

Things have moved on but the low level design remains the same.
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Ok Good to know. Thanks!
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