Axia Livewire+ AES67 IP-Audio Driver
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LIVEWIRE+ AES67 IP-AUDIO DRIVER OVERVIEW
The Axia Livewire+ AES67 IP-Audio Driver is one of the first AES67-Compliant* IP Drivers. It lets you send and record single or multiple channels of stereo PC audio directly to and from Axia networks via Ethernet — no sound cards needed. Up to 24 channels of stereo audio can be sent simultaneously over a single CAT-5 Ethernet connection.
* One of our goals at the Telos Alliance is to further the adoption of AES67, the standard for Audio over IP designed to allow interoperability between various IP-based audio networking systems. And while these two words may sound the same, the differences between AES67 compliance and compatibility is huge. AES67, like all standards, can be minimally implemented. And when standards are minimally implemented, they minimally get the job done. Simply put, compliance means that every single aspect of the AES67 standard—like Unicast mode, for example—is met. Livewire+ AES67 is fully AES67-compliant.
LIVEWIRE+ AES67 IP-AUDIO DRIVER FEATURES
One of the first AES67-compliant IP-audio drivers.
Sends audio sources to the Livewire® / Livewire+ AES67 network from PC/Windows audio applications such as multichannel delivery systems and other audio players.
Receives audio from the Livewire / Livewire+ AES67 network to destinations on the PC/Windows system, such as audio recording applications.
GPIO function conveys “button-press” data from the Livewire /Livewire+ AES67 network to destination applications; i.e., a console fader start button can command a PC/Windows-based audio player to start playback.
The Axia Livewire+ AES67 IP-Audio Driver single-stream version emulates a standard sound card, with one stereo audio output device and one stereo audio input device. This version is suitable for typical two-channel (stereo) playback or recording applications.
Axia Livewire+ AES67 IP-Audio Multichannel OEM versions emulate 4, 8 or 24 stereo channel sound cards (depending upon installed version), with one stereo audio output device and one stereo audio input device per “sound card.” These versions are intended for more complex professional applications.
Supports 5.1 surround audio streams as well as stereo, configurable on a per-stream basis.
Windows version includes WDM and ASIO versions for maximum system flexibility.
LIVEWIRE+ AES67 IP-AUDIO DRIVER IN DEPTH
Pristine PC Audio: No Sound Card Required
Way back when enormous cart machines still roamed the earth freely, we used XLR connectors to get recorded audio into the console. But when PCs replaced the cart machine, we continued to connect to their sound cards with plain-Jane XLRs and a thick bundle of discrete wires that can’t carry logic, PAD or any of the useful information that PC playout systems provide. Why? With the Axia Livewire+ AES67 IP-Audio Driver, there’s a better way, and it’s now AES67-compliant. We’ve added the ability to sync to PTP, support to define multicast address outside of the Livewire range, and added SIP/Unicast support for RTP streaming.
The PC is the heart of the modern radio studio. And Axia makes it easy to connect and exchange pristine digital audio with it. The Axia IP-Audio Driver for Windows is a special Windows driver that feeds your digital audio directly from your PC’s Ethernet port to the Livewire / Livewire+ AES67 network. Up to 24 stereo playback channels and 24 stereo record channels can be accessed using our multi-stream driver that’s provided by your favorite digital delivery system provider; a single-play/single-record version is available for audio workstations.
The IP-Audio Driver also provides GPIO-like start/stop and other control functions over the same network. It’s available with the latest versions of high-end Windows audio delivery and editing software applications such as those from BSI, Burli, DAVID Systems, Dalet, ENCO, iMediaTouch, Netia, RCS, WideOrbit, and Zenon Media (to name just a few) and for Linux-based Rivendell through Paravel Systems—more than 50 systems and counting.
The Windows version of the IP-Audio Driver is available to broadcasters directly from Axia in 1-Stream and 4-Stream versions, and from Axia Delivery System Partners in 8-Stream and 24-Stream versions. Linux versions are available from our partner, Paravel Systems. Be sure to visit our full listing of Axia Delivery System Partners
LIVEWIRE+ AES67 IP-AUDIO DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS
Microsoft Windows™ Operating System Requirements
Windows 7 and Windows 7 Pro (32- and 64-bit editions)
Windows 10 (32- and 64-bit editions)
Minimum hardware requirements specified for your Windows operating system are sufficient to run the Axia IP-Audio Driver.
Linux Operating System Requirements
The Axia IP-Audio Driver for Linux is sold exclusively through Paravel Systems. Please contact them at
Consider the following scenario:
- You connect a Universal Serial Bus (USB) audio device, such as an audio adapter or USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC), to a Windows 10 Version 1703-based computer for the first time.
- The operating system detects the device and loads the standard USB audio 2.0 driver (usbaudio2.sys).
- Windows then downloads the device-specific driver from Windows Update.
- The downloaded device driver replaces the usbaudio2.sys driver.
In this scenario, the device cannot be used, and the computer does not have sound. The speaker icon on the task bar is marked with an X mark. When you select the icon, you receive the following message:
Audio services not responding. Both the Windows Audio and the Windows Audio End Point Builder services must be running for audio to work correctly.
This 'audio not playing' problem occurs because the default USB audio 2.0 driver (usbaudio2.sys) uses the WaveRT port for operation but the device-specific driver does not. However, both drivers use the 'wave' reference string when the device interface is registered.When the device-specific driver replaces the default driver, the device interface that is created by usbaudio2.sys is still used because the reference strings overlap. Therefore, the operating system assumes that the new driver also supports the WaveRT port. Because the new driver does not support the WaveRT port, the system cannot access the driver.
To fix this problem, use one of the following methods.
Uninstall the device. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open Device Manager.
- Select and hold (or double-click) the name of the device, and then select Uninstall.
Note:In step 2, don't select the Delete the driver software for this device check box.
Connect the device to a different USB port. The problem may not occur if the device is connected to a different USB port.
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If the device is not yet connected, install the device-specific driver first. You can do this by using the appropriate installer for the device. Then, connect the device. Windows now selects the device-specific driver instead of the default USB audio 2.0 driver. This method works in this situation because the problem occurs only if the device-specific driver replaces the default driver after the device is connected.