Hi everyone, I can assure you that support most definitely has not been abandoned for the NU Audio or NU Audio Pro cards. I've asked our Audio team to update me when we should expect to see the next drivers for these cards, as well as updates on some of the issues that have been reported. This may take a few days.
I've mentioned this before, but we do have some limitations on our software team, and there are a number of software projects in the works. Some that you can probably guess, and some....well, we'll just leave it at that. With that said, we'll continue to look through the forums for issues that people are reporting and see whether we can resolve them.
Certainly feels like it. There have been feature requests since product launch that seem to have gone nowhere. Sidetone, Stereo Mix, and Reducing Mic Input Gain.
Sidetone, pass the microphone input back to the listener with minimal delay. Creative has had this functionality for as long as I can remember.
Stereo Mix, an input channel of the output from the output device mixed down to stereo, 2 channels.
Reducing Mic Input Gain, the current being sent to microphones is too high. This causes signal clipping. Adjusting the volume slider does not solve the problem as that is just the output volume of the resulting signal captured.
There are likely more that I'm missing but I have had this card since it was released and have been apart of the group asking for these things since purchasing this card. These are are the items I really feel are holding back this card.
I'm looking at getting the Schiit Hel pending a few questions I've put out to people who have it, while it's not perfect it does what I consider the minimum for audio products targeted towards gamers, high quality both inputs and outputs with features that make sense.
Like many of you, I own a NU Audio Pro card, and there are many QoL items that I'd like to see implemented, as well. Now that I also have a pair of speakers, my request for hotkey or otherwise toggle switching between speakers and headphones without having to use the software is without a doubt still a high-priority for me. With regards to these:
- Sidetone, also known as low latency monitoring, is not something they can implement at this time. My understanding is that it is something that can be added, but it will take them too much time at present.
- Stereo mix is not something that can be easily implemented. There are a number of reasons for this, but even working with one of our software partners for the NU Audio cards to implement this in the quickest and easiest fashion would not necessarily work properly. However, I did ask our Audio team to look into something similar, which would be easier to integrate and provide the same essential function. I'm still waiting to hear back on this.
- The mic input clipping is something that appears to only affect a small number of people. It's not something that our team has been able to recreate in-house, so I might need you to PM me more detailed information about what you're using and when/how it occurs.