How to record ASIO audio from a DAW

Since Bandicam records sound from Windows system audio, DAW sounds using ASIO drivers that do not go through Windows cannot be recorded with Bandicam's default settings.
In this case, you can record DAW sounds with Bandicam using a virtual audio mixer such as VoiceMeeter or the WASAPI driver that goes through Windows' normal audio path.

Terms explanation

  • DAW
    DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) refers to software used for recording, editing, playing, and producing audio files. Notable DAW software include FL Studio, Cakewalk, Cubase, etc.
  • ASIO
    ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output) is a computer sound card driver protocol characterized by low audio latency, which enables DAW applications to connect directly to the sound card hardware.
    WASAPI (Windows Audio Session API) is an audio API developed by Microsoft. WASAPI sharing mode allows sound to be played simultaneously in multiple devices or programs through the Windows audio path.

How to record DAW sounds using virtual ASIO drivers

VoiceMeeter is a virtual audio mixer program that can connect all the inputs of your ASIO interface to the Windows sound system. Using this VoiceMeeter program, you can record DAW sounds on Windows with Bandicam Screen Recorder.

  1. Install the Voicemeeter STANDARD or BANANA version.

    Install Voicemeeter

  2. Select the VoiceMeeter driver in the audio settings of your DAW program.

    Cubase program example: Run the Cubase DAW program and select VoiceMeeter Virtual ASIO as the ASIO driver.

    DAW audio setting, VoiceMeeter

  3. Open the Voicemeeter program and select the input/output device.

    1. In [ HARDWARE INPUT 1 or 2 ], select the external device (microphone, instrument, etc.) to be recorded as the input device.
    2. In [ HARDWARE OUT ], select the Windows speaker device or audio interface as the output device.

    VoiceMeeter settings

  4. In Bandicam, select “(default output device)” or the device selected in HARDWARE OUT (number 2 in the picture above).

    Bandicam settings

    If you set it up as above, you can record DAW sounds using Bandicam Screen Recorder on Windows. However, even if you follow the steps above, sound may not be recorded depending on the type of audio interface, DAW program settings, Windows audio settings, etc.

How to record DAW sounds using WASAPI driver

WASAPI is the audio API of Windows. If you set the audio driver that uses WASAPI sharing mode in the audio settings of the DAW software, you can record DAW sound with Bandicam. Representative DAW programs that support WASAPI are as follows:

1. FL Studio

FL Studio is a digital audio workstation developed by the Belgian company Image-Line. If you select "FL Studio ASIO" in the Audio settings of FL Studio, you can record the sound of FL Studio with Bandicam.

FL Studio settings

2. Cakewalk

Cakewalk by BandLab is a free DAW software for audio recording, arranging, editing, mixing, and mastering. If you select "WASAPI Shared" in Cakewalk - Preferences - Playback and Recording, you can record the sound of Cakewalk with Bandicam.

Cakewalk settings

3. Cubase

Cubase is a DAW developed by Steinberg for music and MIDI recording, arranging, and editing. If you select “Generic Low Latency ASIO Driver” in Studio Setup - Audio System, you can record Cubase sound with Bandicam.

Cubase settings

4. Additional things to check when selecting a WASAPI driver

If recording does not work, even if you select the WASAPI audio driver as above, check the input/output device and sample rate.

  1. Check the Windows sample rate and DAW sample rate.

    In Bandicam Recording Settings -> Speaker Settings -> Speaker Properties, check whether the sample rate displayed in the [Advanced] tab and the sample rate in DAW audio settings are the same.

    audio sample rate

  2. Check the output or input

    In Bandicam Recording Settings -> Speaker Settings, check that the speaker selected as the default device is selected as Output for DAW audio.

    audio output input

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