Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) is a computer sound card driver protocol for digital audio specified by Steinberg, providing a low-latency and high fidelity interface between a software application and a computer's sound card. Whereas Microsoft's DirectSound is commonly used as an intermediary signal path for non-professional users, ASIO allows musicians and sound engineers to access external hardware directly.
While most consumer sound cards do not come with ASIO drivers, there is a generic ASIO driver available that works with most sound cards ASIO4ALL.
The VVVV.Audio pack is fully built on ASIO.
There are two nodes in the BASS category for working with ASIO:
- AudioIn (Bass Asio)
- AudioOut (Bass Asio).