Studio Updates

Good Things – I just rebuild my Aeron Chair. I got it when the digital agency I was with went belly up in the dot bomb. $300 cash. A bargain. It has lasted me 20 years at home, but with all the wear and tear it was getting this year, it needed a little TLC. So, I got these parts my amazon shopping list and I followed the directions, used a little PB Blaster to help with the rubber mallet part. Chair is good as new and rolls a heck of a lot quieter on the wood floors.

On the not so fun side, Amplitbue 5 was released, but the ASIO support on Windows continues to be a major problem. So I posted here to share my issue

IK Multimedia • Windows 10 Native ASIO Multichannel Driver -NO ASIO4ALL

Am hoping this will become a useful source of information on a longstanding issue.

Please – only info about Windows 10 and native (hardware manufacturer supplied) ASIO drivers. ASIO4ALL is not an acceptable solution.

I am running
Windows 10 build19042.685 64bit
Surface Book 3, i7
Soundcraft Signature 12 MTK Mixer/USB Interface 12 track
-input 14 channels x 24bit

  • output 12 channels x 24 bit
    Soundcraft USB Audio Driver v 3.20.0
    [b]I DO NOT use the ASIO4All diver or audio routing solution. I will not use them in the future either[/b]

INPUTS: Guitar and Bass use the HiZ inputs on the Signature 12 (channels 5 & 6)
OUTPUTS: Output is sent to channels 11 & 12
MONITORING: Main Out and Headphone out from Signature 12 – not on computer

Other software that operates without any issue using this setup

  • Guitar Rig 5 & 6
  • Bias FX 2
  • Reason 11
  • Live 10
  • Reaper 6.18

Software that DOES NOT work

  • Amplitube 4
  • Amplitube 5 Max


  1. Inputs & Outputs non – responsive – no audio in our out.
    Clean boot the system (just after having test the rig with all software above)
  • Soundcraft is selected and I cannot change it.
  • Inputs appear in setup dropdown (Analogue 5 & Analogue 6) – and I am able to select them.
  • Soundraft appears, I can drop it down, can see above Soundcraft in the list is Komplete Audio 6, if I try to select it AT5 says that device is not connected (that is correct)
  • WIth Soundcraft selected I choose Channels 11 (left) and 12 (right)
  • Close setup and try to play – no input signal appears in the input section – gain all up –
    WIth all that – the Amplitube simply won’t take in a signal – and won’t send any output.

When I have mucked about – using Channel 1 as input, I did get input showing and the output meters were going too…. but no audible output. even if I tried other channels.

I am really hoping to get a real answer here – and some real understanding on what the IK Team is going to do about this… This was some pricy kit and … as you say… Musicians First, please.

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