XO Wave is now discontinued
as we prepare to bring you the next generation
Digital Audio Workstation called
This site remains available for anyone who
purchased XO Wave in the past.
However, please keep in mind that as discontinued software:
- This site may not contain up-to-date information.
- Technical support is discontinued, though we will do our best to continue to provide
email support, especially to anyone who purchased recently.
XO Wave: Audio Engine Menu
XO Wave is comprised of two components, the user interface (also
called the GUI) and the audio engine (also named
XOengine, or optionally
XOengine-double in XO Wave Pro).
The launchable XO Wave program provided by the installer is
actually only half the program. The other half, the audio
engine, normally runs in the background and does all the "heavy
lifting" and audio processing.
The Audio Engine menu allows you to adjust settings
that are specific to the audio engine. Unless you are
attempting to setup a multi-machine network, with audio engines
and GUIs running on separate machines, you will never need
to use the Advanced Settings... and
probably won't ever need Reconnect
or Disconnect, either.
This option opens the Hardware
Settings window where you can select your latency settings,
sound device, and dither settings.
This sub-menu allows you to select the audio engine to use for audio
playback. XOengine is available in all editions of XO Wave, and uses
single-precision arithmetic. XO
Wave Pro users may choose between XOengine and the higher-resolution
XOengine-double. XOengine-double is not available in XO Wave Open; XO Wave Free users must upgrade to use it. The audio engine selected here is also the default for
Export and Create CD Master operations. For more
on how internal resolution affects audio,
in XO Wave.
This menu item allows you to connect to
XOengine if you are not connected
already, or disconnect and reconnect if you are connected. This
is useful if you are experimenting with your network setup or
the audio engine has crashed for some reason.
This menu item allows you to disconnect from
XOengine. This is useful
if you are experimenting with network settings or if
you are not using an
XOengine (not doing any actual
audio processing) and wish to free up system
This menu item allows you to adjust the advanced settings of
XOmux. You only need to open this window if you are are
performing an Advanced
Installation involving multiple machines.