Windows 11 Almost Ready for Production: Latest ASIO4ALL Driver Offers Support
Latest Beta Offers Support for Microsoft’s Beta-Like OS
If you have used an audio interface or digital audio workstation (DAW) software, you probably know what ASIO is. As of its latest beta release on December 20, the venerable ASIO4ALL driver is offering support for Windows 11, though there is a catch – sort of. Version 2.15 beta 3 lists Windows 11 along with Windows 10 – but drops support for previous versions of Microsoft Windows. Obviously if you’re looking for Windows 11 support the lack of Windows 8 (or Windows 7) support is PROBABLY of little import.
And for those planning on updating from an earlier version, 2.15 loses the “off-line settings” mode for adjusting settings outside of your DAW, as covered in this post at Sweetwater. If you like this feature and don’t run Windows 11, you might want to leave well enough alone.
20 December 2021: Version 2.15 (Beta 3)
- This version officially supports Windows 10 and Windows 11. Older versions of the OS may (and likely will) still work, but we no longer claim to be supporting them.
Changes since version 2.15 (Beta 2):
- Resolve potential Windows 11 compatibility issues.
- Fixes and workarounds for on-board audio on newer AMD systems (like Ryzen 5000).
- Fix a number of issues related to WaveRT packet support.
- Fix GUI visual distortion on high DPI display.
- Improve backwards compatibility with Windows 8 (no official support, though!)