DirectWIRE 3.0 (PC only)
1. What is DirectWIRE?
DirectWIRE is a 100% purely digital wire!
DirectWIRE is a driver technology, developed by ESI, which can be used for routing audio streams
internally within applications using EWDM Audio MIDI Drivers exclusively developed by ESI.
With the DirectWIRE router, an application can record from other application’s audio outputs
without external wiring or any loss of data when they are running at the same time.
DirectWIRE also allows you to easily rip any audio stream in real time by transferring data thru
DirectWIRE from MP3s, live On-line Broadcast and On-demand content, and more.
2. DirectWIRE Panel
Click on DirectWIRE on the [email protected]
console. The DirectWIRE panel window as shown below will
appear. DirectWIRE digital virtual wiring technology, developed by ESI, routes audio streams
internally within applications using standard audio drivers such as WDM, ASIO and MME, even
when they are running at the same time.
The number on the row represents the input or output port.
The columns represent ins and outs (on and off) of the respected drivers.
Patch the virtual cables from one point to another as you drag your mouse point.
INPUT section is a new feature of DirectWIRE 3.0. It's used to route signals from the card's
hardware inputs. With [email protected]
, INPUT 1 and 2 are identical to the left and right channels of the
analog input signal. INPUT 3 and 4 are the left and right channels of the digital input.
MME section represents general application's I/O:
Ex.) WinAmp, WaveLab (non ASIO mode), Cakewalk, Audition, Vegas, etc.
WDM section represents Multi-MME application’s I/O:
Ex.) SONAR (when using WDM/KS), PowerDVD, WinDVD, etc.
ASIO section represents ASIO application’s I/O:
Ex.) Cubase, Logic, Reason, Nuendo, SONAR (when using ASIO), Samplitude, etc.
GSIF section represents GSIF application like GigaStudio.
* Some applications support multiple driver modes.