I have just moved from a PCIe based audio interface to an USB/Thunderbolt audio setup and have a question regarding detection of driver.
With the PCIe based setup I assume WL always had access to the driver as soon as the PC was on, but in the USB/TB case I assume that the driver is available for WL first after turning on the Audio interface (in my case Motu). It looks like that anyway.
- So currently I can initiate WL and start to work on plugins, settings etc. and it seems that the driver detection is done first after starting Playback!?
- And if my interface is not turned on you revert to using Generic ASIO driver automatically, is this correct?
- Is this standard procedure or are there any USB/TB based audio interfaces you know of that have the audio drivers available even though not turned on?
Like a “proxy driver” or something?
From a user perspective I think this its’ quite good that I can start WL and begin to work even though I may not even start playback ever, or for some time. In Cubase the detection is done during applications initiation phase and I have to wait for drivers to be detected.
So I prefer the WL way.
But I wish there was some kind of warning/notification along the way, e.g. when starting Playback, saying that the predesignated audio device is not available, so I can turn it on.
So this could maybe be a feature for later release(s)!?