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Important Notice: XO Wave is now discontinued as we prepare to bring you the next generation Digital Audio Workstation called Xonami. 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

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.

Hardware Settings

This option opens the Hardware Settings window where you can select your latency settings, sound device, and dither settings.

Audio Engine

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, see Resolution in XO Wave.

Reconnect

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.

Disconnect

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 resources.

Advanced Settings

This menu item allows you to adjust the advanced settings of XOengine and XOmux. You only need to open this window if you are are performing an Advanced Installation involving multiple machines.


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