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Wwise ASIO Output

(See the Wwise ASIO Output Properties below.)

The Wwise ASIO Output plug-in uses the Steinberg Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) SDK in order to connect to ASIO-compatible output devices.

Monitoring in Wwise authoring through an ASIO output device

To monitor your project in the Wwise authoring tool through an ASIO output device, an ASIO driver can be selected for a master bus using the Hardware Devices group box in the Audio Preferences dialog. (See Setting the Preferred Audio Devices for more information.)

Selecting an ASIO driver outside of Wwise authoring

To select an ASIO hardware device outside of the Wwise authoring tool, it is necessary to create a "WWISEASIODRV" environment variable with a value set to match the ASIO driver name specified for a master bus in the Hardware Devices group box of the Audio Preferences.

For example, with an ASIO Output Audio Device ShareSet named "ASIO_Output", if "ASIO_Output - Name of an ASIO Driver" is shown in the Hardware Device column, WWISEASIODRV must be set to a value of "Name of an ASIO Driver".

[Warning] Warning

The WWISEASIODRV environment variable will also override the driver selected in the Audio Preferences.

[Warning] Warning

Selecting ASIO Output as the Audio Device on multiple master busses is not supported.

[Warning] Warning

Selecting a System Audio Device on a bus while having an ASIO Audio Device on another bus may cause device exclusivity conflicts.

Wwise ASIO Output Properties

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Wwise ASIO Output Properties

Channel Configuration

Sets the number of channels and the channel configuration of the output device. See Understanding Channel Configurations for more information. Anonymous configurations are also available to set the number of channels with no standard configuration.

Select default to keep the number of channels of the selected ASIO hardware device.

Base Channel

Offsets all the output channels of the bus so that the first channel output is the base channel. Channels are output sequentially starting from the base channel.

The default value is 1, which outputs starting from the first channel.

For example, setting the base channel to 2 for a stereo configuration (two channels) will output to channels 2 and 3 instead of 1 and 2.

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