Which OS are you using?Thanks
To use Java is it already on laptop?
ASIO, is it better, keeping in mind I have no HDMI?
Using Windows 8.1
What's the benefits of ASIO without HDMI?
The one made by the manufacturer of your external sound card.Which ASIO drivers are best and reliable?
Thanks for your reply.
The one made by the manufacturer of your external sound card.
That's not true in general, sample rates above 48k can and do work as they should with Windows drivers. If multiple clients access a device behaviour may change, the default format in the Advanced tab of the device Audio properties may then be applied.A major difference is that Windows sound system does not handle any sample frequency above 48k, even if you choose it in the driver: it does not. It pretends to to that, you get a stream with higher frequency, but it is actually sampled with 48k and magic calculation adds just guesswork! Under windows, anything other than ASIO is complete crab, not only for measurement!