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AISO LogoASIO or Audio Stream Input Output is said to be a sound card computer driver procedure utilized for digital audio that are geared towards the qualified musicians rather than just the average personal computer users. This procedure provides high fidelity and low latency interface between the computers sound card and the software application. For instance, by evading several layers, minimizing delays and reducing latency. This high speed route from the audio application to the sound cards result in the high quality sound.   ASIO enables sound engineers and musicians for processing their audio through the Windows computer software rather than the external hardware. ASIO evades the usual audio route from the user’s application via the layers of liaison software of windows operating system, so that these applications connect directly to the sound cards.        

Every layer which is evaded means reducing latency, delaying time between the applications when sending the sound to reproduce high quality sound by the sound card hardware. This is the method in which ASIO offers one of the best methods of accessing several outputs and inputs of audio independently. Its actual strength is in its direct method of evading the naturally high latency of windows audio mixer or the KMixer and enabling higher speed communication along with the hardware for audio.  Similar to the KMixer, the ASIO output which is unmixed is quite identical because the bits per second sent to the sound card are same to the original WAV file therefore you have higher audio dependability.
ASIO is actually designed by Steinberg who is a leader in Personal Computer third party developer. This was initially started in the year 1980 with an excitement of music and Commodore 64. Since computer technology began improving Steinberg became a new leader in including music to the personal computers. The Cubase software from Steinberg brought music to the personal computer and this immediately became one of the main options to analog sound equipment. However, by the year 1995, Wave Lab was introduced by Steinberg which has till now become an essential audio editing device for al the professional musicians. In the year 1997, ASIO was being released as the Open Standard with the Virtual Studio Technology.

It is been said that ASIO is main element of Virtual Studio Technology.  Actually, ASIO supports sample rates, synchronization, variable bit depths and multi channel operation.  As, ASIO powers several applications designed by Steinberg it has even been accepted by several hardware manufacturers. High fidelity along with performance, low latency along with steady audio capabilities and comfort of using has kept ASIO at the front position of specialized audio. Since then Steinberg has gained by Pinnacle Systems and then Yamaha however these brands and ASIO also rock the market. As, Steinberg has engraved a niche among the audio professionals, it is beginning to appeal to the average personal computer users. In the year 2007, a latest innovative product named Sequel was launched. This product brings qualified level of audio technology to all the average personal computer users.

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