Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version for Windows 8

Using Behringer

I'm not recording more than two tracks at a time when I do record, at least so far. I'm using a Behringer Xenyx hooked to the uca200 and can monitor before the signals enter the usb port. This works fine for recording and sounds great with Dark Wave Studio 64. Maybe other usb interfaces have their own asio drivers, ala steinberg, etc. And that's what I'm looking for, a driver that might provide greater flexibility concerning the output channels and is universal enough to use with this generic 1/4" to usb cd standard guitar interface and hook-up with Amplitube3 so I can jam through the modeler. Having checked out the win10 forum, (tenforums) it seems the latency issue might be resolved in the release next month. (Uhh, yeah right!) If Presonus or Mackie usb interfaces have their own drivers to go along with their equipment, they solved the problem by writing their own software. It seems a shame to have to buy new hardware to resolve a software issue.
 

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Just stating what I and others know about the PC audio for recording. If you look at recording forums such as www.gearslutz.com or DAW software recording forums such as Cakewalk Sonar, Presounus, ProTools, Reaper, etc they all say the PC sound cards, even the SoundBlasters, make poor recording devices.
 

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Ahhh, if only I knew then what I know now. I'd have bought a MAC instead of this ASUS Q302la. But as much as I complain about Windows, I think my issue might be more specific to win 8, seems vista and win 7 users have drivers readily available to do the job. Just thought someone out there would have some info. I see lots of driver offers, but I don't trust the download sites. Anyway, LA Film School is offering me a nice MAC to learn recording and music production as part of its curriculum. Might take them up on the offer. Haha. Thanks.
 

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MAC is better right out of the box when it comes to audio/video editing than PC. A sad but true fact.
 

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MAC is better right out of the box when it comes to audio/video editing than PC. A sad but true fact.
Well, that and desktop publishing is what made and kept Mac alive, they always were leaders in those fields.
 

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But, not all recording software, such as my Cakewalk Sonar, will run on a MAC (unless the Windows emulator is installed). But, why pay 3 times as much for an equivalent MAC when a Windows PC, with proper recording interface, works extremely well.

Jerry Delacruz's problem is the recording interface unit (and possibly system DPC Latency problems - I don't see where he has checked that). My latency is 4ms with reliable recording. That is considered very low.
 

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I just saw this response to a user asking about the internal audio on a Desktop PC. A very good response and generally what I see everywhere.

You don't want to use an internal "sound card" for audio. They are $5 bits of hardware made for low use w/ a lot of different formats (game, video etc.). You are just about guaranteed to have conflicts and a very high latency (the difference in timing between hitting a key on a keyboard and playing a softsynth or hearing your guitar while playing to previous recorded tracks. You need an external audio interface made for high performance at one format (whatever you are working at). They start out at about $100. Tascam, Focusrite and Roland have some popular low cost models. Most use USB to connect w/ the computer, but they can use Firewire or PCI slots. Or madi etc. for expensive pro set ups.

If you try to make a go w/ a sound card you'll be here (and elsewhere on the internet) more than doing music, trying to get your computer to make music.
 

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Versions 7540, 7543 & 7544 have recently shown up on Microsoft Update Catalog with this Realtek Audio search.
These 3 versions were released at the same time. v7544 is the most recent version - no direct links this time.
WHQL for Windows from Vista to Win10 (even though it says it's for Win10 & later) - x64/64bit only
 

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New Realtek HD audio 6.0.1.7548 driver for 64-bit Windows released. See first post for more details. :)
 

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yup Brink. this time v7548 is available for both 32-bit & 64-bit editions of Windows.
And Microsoft also posted the older v7541 (R2.79) drivers on MS Update Catalog (to match the ones from the Realtek web site) - also available for 32bit & 64bit Windows editions.
 

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again! why dont they do one a month, in stead of one a day!! *signed sarcastic*
 

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It's not the hardware.

The latency problem is in the Realtek software drivers and not the interface (a Behringer UCA200). Were the latency hardware related it would persist regardless of the drivers used. When using ASIO drivers the latency is tolerable for live feedback while performing; thus, it cannot be hardware related. The problem with using the ASIO drivers it that using them constrains the output to the usb port and doesn't allow use of the other available output channels; built-in speakers, headphone jack etc., all of which are available when using the Realtek software, but then comes the latency. This problem is specific to win8 and 8.1.
 

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When I open this in IE , I get a message stating that an "An add on for this website has failed to install". What should I do?
 

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The latency problem is in the Realtek software drivers and not the interface (a Behringer UCA200). Were the latency hardware related it would persist regardless of the drivers used. When using ASIO drivers the latency is tolerable for live feedback while performing; thus, it cannot be hardware related. The problem with using the ASIO drivers it that using them constrains the output to the usb port and doesn't allow use of the other available output channels; built-in speakers, headphone jack etc., all of which are available when using the Realtek software, but then comes the latency. This problem is specific to win8 and 8.1.

I agree, whatever you said!! :rolleyes:
 

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Brinks link gives me this:

Thank you for visiting the Microsoft Update Catalog To use this Web site's full functionality, you must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
To upgrade to the latest version of the browser, go to the Internet Explorer Downloads Website.
If you prefer to use a different Web browser, you can get updates from the Microsoft Download Center.



 

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Brinks link gives me this:

Thank you for visiting the Microsoft Update Catalog To use this Web site's full functionality, you must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
To upgrade to the latest version of the browser, go to the Internet Explorer Downloads Website.
If you prefer to use a different Web browser, you can get updates from the Microsoft Download Center.




elbmek, you need to use 32bit Internet Explorer to use Microsoft Update Catalog site, even on a 64-bit Windows 8.x operating system [and have Enhanced Protected Mode for IE disabled]. and you can't properly access that site using non-IE browsers (aka. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.). And you must run IE from the Windows Desktop of Win8 (not from the Apps UI or Metro UI)

Note to Brink: Version 6.0.1.7553 (driver date is 7/07/2015) posted today July 13, 2015 on MS Update Catalog site.
v7553 is WHQL for Windows from Vista to 10 - [x86/32bit] [x64/64bit]
 

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Thank you Erpster. First post updated. :)
 

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I got it from homesite - easier
 

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Versions 7560 and 7564 have just been posted on Microsoft Update Catalog
and version 7553 (already available from MS Update Catalog) made available to Intel (includes setup.exe installer)
 

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Thank you Erpster. First post updated. :)
 

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