Hearing sounds in other programs while using ASIO output in Finale

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Hearing sounds in other programs while using ASIO output in Finale

Post by motet » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:49 pm

When I got a new computer a year or so ago, I had to switch from ASIO to Direct Sound in order for audio to work in other programs while Finale was open. Direct Sound has a little bit of latency on my system, so I was never quite comfortable using it with MIDI input.

Last night I discovered something called FlexASIO, which solves the ASIO issue. You install it by running an installer available at https://github.com/dechamps/FlexASIO. Then you can set Output Source in Finale's Audio Setup dialog to FlexASIO and hear sounds from other programs. Now I can use ASIO again and have no latency issues.

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Re: Hearing sounds in other programs while using ASIO output in Finale

Post by mmike » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:47 pm

Hi,
I've downloaded FlexASIO ad it is installed in C:\Program Files\FlexASIO. I don't see it in Finale's Audio Setup - ASIO is greyed out and the only audio driver listed is Direct Sound (which I've always sed without any problems, but I use ASIO4ALL in Cubase). Where should FlexAUDIO be so that Finale sees it?
Thanks.
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Re: Hearing sounds in other programs while using ASIO output in Finale

Post by motet » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:39 pm

Have a look at the picture above, where is says Output Source. But if ASIO is no longer a choice in Audio Driver, then I don't know. Hopefully you have a Windows restore point you can go back to.

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Re: Hearing sounds in other programs while using ASIO output in Finale

Post by mmike » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:10 pm

Actually, I have never seen the ASIO driver in Finale (even though I use it elsewhere). Any ideas why not?
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Re: Hearing sounds in other programs while using ASIO output in Finale

Post by motet » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:20 pm

Answered in the other thread.

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