Blacklisting ASIO drivers in the Measure app

There are ASIO drivers that can cause compatibility issues with the Measure app. This guide provides steps on how to blacklist unusued and problematic ASIO drivers.

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Problematic ASIO drivers

Some ASIO drivers showing in the SoundID Reference Measure app might not be of any value to the user, or be subject to compatibility problems resulting in serious usability issues (crashes, audio artifacts during playback, etc.)

Problematic ASIO drivers can be manually disabled by the user for any reason they deem necessary - blacklisted ASIO drivers will not show up in the SoundID Reference Measure app.


How to blacklist an ASIO driver in the SoundID Reference Measure app

  1. Go to 
    C:\Users\your username\AppData\Local\Sonarworks\SoundID Reference\Measure
  2. Open audiodeviceblacklist.config file with Notepad and keep it ready for editing:


  3. Type 'regedit' in the Windows search bar to open Registry Editor:


  4. Navigate to the ASIO directory shown below - all installed ASIO drivers are listed here:
  5. Click on the driver you wish to blacklist (we have blacklisted Realtek ASIO in the example below)
  6. Double-click on CLSID and copy-paste the displayed value into the blacklist file ID field:


  7. Double-click on Description and copy-paste the displayed name into the blacklist file Title field:


  8. Close and Save the blacklist file


  9. Copy the file to SoundID Reference Measure folder:
    C:\Users\your username\AppData\Local\Sonarworks\SoundID Reference\Measure
    (AppData is a hidden directory by default - to access it you might need to allow showing hidden files as per instructions here)


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