Steinberg's industry standard ASIO protocol now supports next- 06/04/05Steinberg have announced the release of a new version
of its world standard ASIO protocol: ASIO 2.1. The latest version
of the Audio Stream Input Output now offers support for the DSD
format. The SDK for the new version is now available for
download from www.steinberg.net.
Following from an intense technological cooperation with Sony,
Steinberg has updated its ASIO protocol to support the Direct
Stream Digital standard. ASIO 2.1 allows the transport of DSD
format audio between audio applications and hardware that support
"At Steinberg we are firmly committed to developing open and
inclusive audio technologies," states Claus Menke, Steinberg's
Head of Product Management. "DSD support within ASIO opens
up new possibilities for audio application and hardware
manufacturers to include DSD in their products."
DSD forms the technological backbone of SACD, or Super Audio
Compact Disc, a high-resolution, surround-capable audio medium.
About ASIO, Steinberg's Low Latency, High Performance Audio
The Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) architecture forms the
backbone of Steinberg's Virtual Studio Technology. ASIO
supports variable bit depths and sample rates, multi-channel
operation and synchronization. The user gets low latency, high
performance, easy set up and stable audio recording within VST.
The entire system becomes controllable and offers complete and
immediate access to the audio system's capabilities. Since its
introduction, ASIO has become a supported standard by many
leading audio hardware manufacturers - for good reason.