There is most probably something that I do not understand. I have a MADIFace USB connected to a Win 10 computer that has Steinberg WaveLab. I have defined MADI 1+2 as WDM and also as channels to record in WaveLab. Also, in WaveLab, I have defined MADI 3+4 and Playback device. Now when I try to record something, I do not get any sound.
There is something fundamentally wrong I am doing here and posting this to gain some knowledge.
I also have WaveLab 10 Pro. As you are mentioning WDM drivers please note, that Wavelab can only load ASIO drivers, not Windows or WDM drivers.
To put an example which works for me well as a basis:
If I want to record something from Youtube, then Windows sends audio to its default sound device Analog 1/2 OUT.
In TM FX you see audio in the middle row: SW Playback Channel AN 1/2 which I route to HW Output AES
(because my active monitors are connected to an ADI-2 Pro, which is connected to the AES port).
Now the important part:
As Wavelab can not record audio from HW Output AES, I have to activate loopback on this output.
Audio can now be recorded on the corresponding input: HW Input AES.
Note: in TM FX you do not see audio from loopback on the HW input AES.
This is intentionally by design, to make it still possible to see audio arriving on the real HW input AES.
And here you have even two possibilities:
a) you can now record on HW Input AES the looped back audio signal from HW output AES and
b) you can still route any audio arriving on the physical port HW Input AES to any other output
(and if you would like to record it you can use again loopback)
Ok, so to record this in Wavelab: I have loaded the ASIO driver and my input signal is HW Input AES
(which gets audio by loopback from HW output AES). Works nicely.
My question to you is, where does audio come from in your case ?
a) from a HW input from MADI (ADI-642, ..) ?
Then you should be able to see the audio signal in TM FX of this HW input
and record from it with Wavelab with the proper ASIO driver loaded.
b) from OS/application with or without ASIO support ?
Then you need to use loopback similar to me an a MADI HW Output channel
and record the loopbacked audio signal from the corresponding MADI HW input channel.
EDIT: I found this information later: you can load RME WDM drivers
But you need to do this through Steinberg's "Generic low latency Driver"
https://helpcenter.steinberg.de/hc/de/a … in-WaveLab
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