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Hi, thanks so much, I think you are right and frequency rate seems to be the problem, I've tried creating a Multi-Output Device with 48KHz in Audio MIDI Setup and it works, that way I can get Stereo audio output but unfortunately I am limited to only 2 output channels instead of 8 outputs, I've tried to play audio with more than 2 channels and it does not work, I don't know why but it seems that way I can not use the sound interface full 8 output channels.

I'll try the Windows system option and see if that works!


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Thanks, I am going to contact ESI customer support, maybe they can help to figure it out, but well, if it does not work with VUO, I've just need to work with other audio interface, is a pity because this ESI interface is super handy and versatile, is USB powered and with 8 outputs is perfect for surround sound in outdoors or remote installations,

Thanks for your help :)

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Thanks for the help, actually this model ESI Gigaport HD + is from 2012 so is only 8 years old, in the user manual it says this:


-USB spec version 1.1 - USB audio class spec version 1.0 - fully compatible to USB 2.0 host controllers*

And also:

  • Sampling Rates:

    • up to 8 channel playback at 44.1 kHz and at 48 kHz
    • 2 channel playback at up to 96 kHz*

*D/A Converter:

1) dynamic range: 112 dB A-weighted (typical) 2) frequency response: 20 ~ 22 kHz (@ fs=48 kHz) 3) resolution: 24 bit 4) THD+N: -94dB*


  • supports Windows XP and Windows Vista / 7 with ASIO 2.0, GSIF, MME, WDM and DirectSound
  • supports Mac OS X (10.4 and above) via the native CoreAudio USB audio driver from Apple (no driver installation required)
  • works with all major industry standard DJ playback applications*

It should work with VUO with these specs isnt? I don't know what it could be :(

Thanks :)

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Hey, thanks, here you can see two screenshots in Audio MIDI setup, one using the ESI interface with 8 outputs and one with the MixPre 10-T audio interface with 4 outputs, the MixPre 10-T works totally fine, I am getting sound out VUO but when using the ESI I am not getting any sound,

One thing I see that is weird is in the Audio MIDI setup I can't change the format of the ESI interface (bit rate and frequency range), I wonder if the problem is connected to that, the MixPre 10-T has a drop down menu to change the format, but I guess the format changes automatically depending on the source of the audio. The ESI is capable of having up to 24 bit 96 KHz D/A conversion so that shouldn't be the problem.

The ESI interface works fine with Logic and when listening music in different media player so I don't know why it can not play from VUO, I can't figure it out :(

Please let me know if you have any ideas to fix it,

Thanks! :)

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No sound coming out of audio interface ESI Gigaport HD +

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Hi there,

I have a problem when using the audio interface: ESI GIGAPort HD+, other audio interfaces I've used work fine and the built in audio works fine too with VUO audio output,

this audio interface ESI Gigaport HD + works fine with other applications such as media players, DAW's and other audio applications, do you know what the problem could be in connection to VUO?