I am struggling a little with audio on my new Windows laptop; I didn’t realise how much pain CoreAudio removes on my Mac.
I don’t have an external audio card and am enjoying the joys of ASIO4ALL, with an interface that looks like it has not been updated since the 1990s
On my Mac I use Soundflower and Loopback to route audio wherever I want it and am very happy to use standalone applications without the DAW overhead.
Trying to set this up on Windows I have spent a day fighting with Virtual Audio Cable (https://vac.muzychenko.net/en/index.htm) and VB-Cable (https://www.vb-audio.com/Cable/) but I cannot make them work like Soundflower/Loopback works on a Mac.
I can route audio with them to ASIO4ALL where they appear, but when I route audio into Rack I cannot have my cake and eat it, that is, if I route audio in from another application, I get no output on my headphones. If I route audio out then wherever else I go the same happens, unless I disable the virtual cabling in ASIO4ALL I cannot get any audio out of whatever I am using.
Am I doing something wrong or is there no way of getting Soundflower like functionality in Windows ??