MAD: How to Monitor or Record back your Windows WDM applications in your DAW.


Configuring the Merging Audio Device to to monitor and record audio between your DAW ASIO application and Windows WDM audio.


The Merging Audio Device Driver installed and configured (as described in the MAD Installation page)
A Merging RAVENNA/AES67 device connected to your computer.


  1. Go in the Merging Audio Device panel
    In the Channel Settings section, please make sure you have set enough Bridge channels depending on your sampling rate.
    In the WDM Settings section, set the required number of Outputs and use the Output maps to select Bridge channels.
    In this example, we will use Bridge channels 1-2 for stereo signal.

  2. Start your DAW, configured to run on the Merging Audio Device ASIO driver.
    In this example, we will use Pyramix.
    Simply set the MAD Bridge Channels as inputs (MAD Bridge 1-2 in our example)

You can now playback from your Windows audio applications (Youtube, Spotify,....) and monitor / record it in your DAW.

Notes : 

  • To avoid being disturbed by Windows System sound, you may disable Windows System sounds or configure the Windows audio output per application, see this page for details (point 2 and 3)
  • Remember that for higher sampling rates, the number of channels is reduced (see the number of channels per sampling rate in the MAD Panel - Channel Settings section).
    Therefore, make sure you have mapped the WDM channels to available ASIO channels (eg. WDM mapped to 9-10 won't work if you only have 8 ASIO outputs available).
  • WDM Audio is currently not available for DSD sampling rates
  • Some Windows Audio applications can't run higher than 192 Khz or may not be compatible with multi-channels outputs above stereo.  
    See this page for details