Thursday, October 24, 2013

Really? This Is What It Means to Record Music?

"MultiMedia Extensions (MME / Win) use non-highend sample rate conversion in order to sync the different audio signals from applications to the sample rates used on the external soundcard. And sometimes there's not even a way to control the rate to be the prefered one. (E.g. 48kHz instead of 44.1kHz.)
Using ASIO it's possible to do direct "one to one" hardware connections and even use higher bitrates (e.g. 20bit or 24bit) if supported by the device.
But of course, you need an ASIO compatible application like Audition, Cubase, Wavelab, Logic Audio, Reason, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Sonar, BPM Studio, etc. If the app supports ASIO2 you'll be able to benefit from more features."

Really confused and frustrated by technology. The work I'm doing in the 21st century to compile a Western Swing fakebook would make Spade Cooley shit his pants. He'd say, "Son, maybe you want to spend a little more time on the guitar than looking at that light screen and tapping a weird piano that has no notes? Yah say yer makin' music but I ain't heard you play a damn note in a week. Just callin' tech support in Canada every two days. Are yah feelin' alright?"

I watched the World Series tonight and the advertisements were not how human beings live...they are how commercial entities live as directed by marketing strategies concocted by digital focus groups and humanistic modeling.   

What I don't understand is why I need to buy an audio interface when I'm not recording with instruments but merely inputing midi data with a midi controller? Can't I simply download the drivers for an audio interface and that will provide me with an ASIO driver?
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