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I have 2 Presonus audio interfaces and would like to use both. But not at the same time. I have a Sweetwater Creation Station that will be used for my normal midi/audio work and now adding an area in my studio to do voice over work. The templates I’ve created for VO work will use one interface at the location of our booth and the other interface will be used for the rest…

is this doable??

 

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Manufacturers who supply ASIO drivers to aggregate their devices are not shy about the feature.

If the marketing literature for the interfaces do not mention running multiple interfaces, they do not support the feature.

It may be possible to use a different driver such WASAPI if the devices have a way to share a clock. 

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12 hours ago, Richard Mynderup said:

But not at the same time

This is the important part. 
You can switch to any audio interfaces in ASIO mode. Just turn off the unwanted one, turn on the one you wish to use. Windows will switch over but you might have to restart Cakewalk. I have done this a lot with using Focusrite and Tascam interfaces. 

Normally unless they are identical and as scook says the driver supports it, it is rare to have two running at same time in ASIO mode. 

It is not a problem recording a live band in WASAPI or WDM mode using two interfaces but if you are over dubbing new tracks to already recorded tracks your timing offset will need adjustments. 

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On 10/25/2021 at 12:23 PM, John Vere said:

This is the important part. 
You can switch to any audio interfaces in ASIO mode. Just turn off the unwanted one, turn on the one you wish to use. Windows will switch over but you might have to restart Cakewalk. I have done this a lot with using Focusrite and Tascam interfaces. 

Normally unless they are identical and as scook says the driver supports it, it is rare to have two running at same time in ASIO mode. 

It is not a problem recording a live band in WASAPI or WDM mode using two interfaces but if you are over dubbing new tracks to already recorded tracks your timing offset will need adjustments. 

Hello. I have a similar problem. I have a Tascam US 600 and my monitors (Alesis M1 Active 320) are also an interface.

If I'm editing/mixing I do everything correctly without any chokes playing on Alesis.

If I need to record only with you with the Tascam US 600 as a playback and recording device. In this case, after a few seconds, the monitoring starts to click, delay and reconnects, but with a latency of seconds, which causes the recording to be done with delays.

In the latest version of DAW I can no longer put the driver as ASIO, but only WDM/KS, but the problem remains.

Any tips?

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A Tascam US 600 is probably the same vintage as my us 1641, as I see the driver was last updated in 2014. I haven't hooked mine up for a long time but it was working great with W10 and CbB last time I did. I'll hook it up tonight if I get a minute and see if it's still OK.  You can still use the speakers but don't use the USB, hook them up normally with patch cables from your interface. 

Update: my Tascam just ran all night without any issues I’m all updated both windows andCbB    
Seems your driver should still be fine too  if made by same team  

The M1 Specs:

USB 1.1 audio interface   -  1.1? that's gotta be totally obsolete  for W10 

16-Bit / 48 kHz recording and playback      16 bit's even dates it more this also means you cannot use with a 44.1 Cakewalk project. 

Pro-grade 1/4" plugs and standard RCA jacks

Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately)

TRS Headphone output

Two 1/4” phone jacks inputs      This is what makes them still something usable in the modern world. You would use these connected to your audio interface. 

Stereo 1/8” TRS mini-jack input  Or this if you were using on Board audio. 

Stereo RCA inputs

1/8” TS output to passive speaker  ho! lets power up our PA speakers with this 10 watt Class X amp Har har. 

Switchable power supply

Magnetically shielded for placement near TV and computer monitors

This product is class compliant; it does not require drivers    that sucks but nobody would dream of using this as an audio interface anyhow. 

 

 

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On 11/3/2021 at 9:20 PM, John Vere said:

A Tascam US 600 is probably the same vintage as my us 1641, as I see the driver was last updated in 2014. I haven't hooked mine up for a long time but it was working great with W10 and CbB last time I did. I'll hook it up tonight if I get a minute and see if it's still OK.  You can still use the speakers but don't use the USB, hook them up normally with patch cables from your interface. 

Update: my Tascam just ran all night without any issues I’m all updated both windows andCbB    
Seems your driver should still be fine too  if made by same team  

The M1 Specs:

USB 1.1 audio interface   -  1.1? that's gotta be totally obsolete  for W10 

16-Bit / 48 kHz recording and playback      16 bit's even dates it more this also means you cannot use with a 44.1 Cakewalk project. 

Pro-grade 1/4" plugs and standard RCA jacks

Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately)

TRS Headphone output

Two 1/4” phone jacks inputs      This is what makes them still something usable in the modern world. You would use these connected to your audio interface. 

Stereo 1/8” TRS mini-jack input  Or this if you were using on Board audio. 

Stereo RCA inputs

1/8” TS output to passive speaker  ho! lets power up our PA speakers with this 10 watt Class X amp Har har. 

Switchable power supply

Magnetically shielded for placement near TV and computer monitors

This product is class compliant; it does not require drivers    that sucks but nobody would dream of using this as an audio interface anyhow. 

 

 

Hi. Sorry, I just saw your answer now, as I didn't set the topic to follow. Since you didn't mark me, I ended up not reading it.

Here are my considerations:

1) I turned off all USB audio interfaces, leaving only the Tascam US 600 connected.
2) I left the Alesis M1 Active only connected as a monitor, its signal coming from the Tascam US 600 through the RCA line out cables (red and white).
3) Now I just "see" my Tascam US 600 as input and output.
4) Set driver mode to Shared Wasapi. (Should I use Asio ??? Shouldn't I use Asio4All ???)
5) This way there is a delay of 1s in the reproduction that I can only reverse if I enter the interface application and change one of the parameters. This solution keeps it well configured for almost 30s when it is reset to the 1s delay.

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I regularly switch between my RME and my Focusrite Scarlett 18i20, and also occasionally my Yamaha 01X.

The way I do it is by making a backup copy of the following in %APPDATA%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core : 

AUD.INI
Cakewalk.ini
ctrlsurface.dat
INSTRMAP.INI
TTSSEQ.INI

I've got a set of backups of these files from when Cakewalk was configured for each interface.

When I want to switch, I close down Cakewalk, copy the relevant backup back to %APPDATA%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core , then restart Cakewalk.

You could easily make batch files and put them on your desktop to do this for you.

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