SetUp

You want to have separate outputs for your DAW (ASIO) and Windows sound.

Prerequisites

The Merging Audio Device Driver installed and configured (as described in the MAD Installation page)
A Merging RAVENNA/AES67 device connected to your computer.

Procedure

There are different possibilities to achieve this, choose the one that best suits your needs.

  1. Use a dedicated Source with your Anubis
    Using a dedicated source on your Anubis allows you to listen to WDM audio when it is required, in combination with the Anubis Sum feature.
    Create a new Source in your Anubis, in this example we will call it "WDM".
    For further help on creating sources, see the Basic Anubis Monitoring case.  

    Open the Merging Audio Device panel and in the WDM Settings section, set the Outputs map (and Inputs map if required) to the desired ASIO channels.  (Enable WDM checkbox must be obviously active)
    In our example, we will set it to 9-10, while keeping the DAW - ASIO host Inputs and Outputs on the first ASIO bank 1-8
    In Aneman, connect ASIO outputs to the new Anubis source (named "WDM" in our example).  


    You can now easily turn on or off the Windows Audio on your Anubis, and it won't interfere with your DAW-ASIO Host.
    Note : If you don't use a managed switch, especially configured for RAVENNA / AES67 network, please use Unicast connections to avoid network issue.
  2. Disable Windows System sounds
    Go in Windows Control Panel > Sound > Sounds tab and set the Sound scheme to None.


  3. Configure Windows to use different WDM sound devices per application
    Windows 10 allows you to set specific audio devices to applications.
    Go in Windows Settings > System > Sound and select Advanced sound options to configure the applications Outputs and Inputs (if relevant).
    The application must be started to be displayed in this page.
    For example, this allows you to use Merging Audio Device WDM for media players applications, and have Windows System sounds on another device.



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