ASIO Soundcard Driver Setup
Adjust the buffer settings
There is a video tutorial on the ASIO4ALL driver setup
- Click the Show ASIO panel button to open the audio interface driver 'buffer length' (latency) settings. You should see the FL Studio ASIO control panel:
- Buffer size setting - On the pop-up ASIO panel you will see a 'Buffer size' setting. The buffer is a 'breathing space' in which FL Studio can generate sound before sending it to the audio interface. Shorter settings make FL Studio more responsive to live inputs (e.g. mouse or hardware controllers)
at the expense of a higher CPU load, and possibly underruns.
- Set the Buffer length - Somewhere around 512 samples is a good start. The minimum recommended Buffer length is around 441 samples (10 ms), below this setting very few people report any further
improvement in 'responsiveness' and the CPU load climbs rapidly. It's not a competition! NOTE: If you select a different ASIO driver this pop-up panel will look different as it is written by the driver developer.
- Default input/output - Normally these are OK, but if you don't hear sound from FL Studio, click the drop-down menu and select your Speakers.
- Converting ms to samples - Divide the Buffer length, in samples, by 44.1 samples (@ 44100 Hz) or 48 (@ 48000 Hz).
- No ASIO4ALL sound? - If you are having difficulties with the ASIO4ALL driver, see the ASIO4ALL Troubleshooting section.