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Windows 8 Audio Compatibility List

November 18th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I made this Windows 8 compatibility list for some clients of mine, and I thought I would share it with all of you.  This is an unofficial compatibility list, and is subject to change at any time.  I personally have not tested any of this stuff on Windows 8.  This list was compiled based off of companies compatibility statements and online user forums.  If you have any information on items on this list or ones not on the list, please let me know and I will update it as more detail come in.

Windows 8 compatibility list *:

Updated 11/20/2012



Ableton Live 8
Ableton Live 7.18 ***
Adobe Audition
Akai MPC Renaissance
Avid Media Composer
Avid Pro Tools
Avid Sibelius 7.1
Cakewalk Sonar 8 Producer
Cakewalk Sonar X1 and X2
Image Line FL Studio
Native Instruments Traktor ***
Native Instruments Komplete ***
Native Instruments Maschine
Novation FX Suite
Novation Bass Station 1.8
Novation Automap
Presonus Studio One 2.0.7
Presonus Capture 1.1.114868
Propellerhead Reason
Reaper 4
Sony Acid Music Studio 8 ***
Sony Sound Forge Pro 10
Sony Vegas Pro 11 and 12
Steinberg Cubase 6.5 **
Steinberg Cubase Artist 6.5 **
Steinberg Nuendo 5.5 **
Steinberg Nuendo 5
Steinberg Cubase 6
Steinberg Cubase Elements 6
Steinberg Cubase AI 6
Steinberg Cubase LE 6
Steinberg Sequel 3
Steinberg Wavelab 7
Steinberg Wavelab Elements 7
Universal Audio UAD-2 ***

does not work:

Serato Scratch Live
Serato Itch


Arturia Analog Experience
Arturia V Collection
Arturia Spark



Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Focusrite 2i4
Focusrite iTrack Solo
Focusrite Saffire 6 USB
Focusrite Forte
Motu Microbook ****
Presonus AudioBox USB
Presonus AudioBox 22VSL
Presonus AudioBox 44VSL
Presonus AudioBox 1818VSL
Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2
Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2
Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2
Presonus FireStudio Mobile
Presonus FireStudio Project
Presonus FireStudio Tube
Presonus FireStudio Lightpipe
Roland Duo-Capture
Roland Octa-Capture
Roland Quad-Capture
Roland Tri-Capture
Roland UA-101
Roland UA-1EX
Roland UA-1G
Roland UA-25
Roland UA-25EX
Roland UA-4FX
Steinberg CC121
Steinberg CI Series
Steinberg CMC Series
Steinberg MR816
Steinberg UR824
Steinberg UR28M

does not work:

Focusrite VRM Box
Focusrite Scarlett 8i6
Focusrite Scarlett 18i6
Focusrite Saffire Pro 14
Focusrite Saffire Pro 24
Focusrite Saffire Pro 24DSP
Focusrite saffire Pro 40
Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56
Mackie Onyx Blackjack
Mackie Onyx Blackbird
Mackie Onyx 820i
Mackie Onyx 1220i
Mackie Onyx 1620i
Mackie Onyx 1640i
Mackie ProFX8
Mackie ProFX12
Mackie ProFX16
Mackie ProFX22
Presonus FireStudio (2626)
Presonus FireBox
Presonus FirePod
Presonus FP10
Presonus Inspire
Presonus Inspire GT
Presonus FireStation
Presonus V-Fire
Universal Audio Apollo

M-Audio Delta Series
M-Audio FireWire Series ****
M-Audio USB Audio Series ****
M-Audio Legacy Series ****

Midi Interfaces:


Roland UM-1
Roland UM-1EX
Roland UM-1S
Roland UM-1SX
Roland UM-1X
Roland UM-1G
Roland UM-2
Roland UM-2C
Roland UM-2E
Roland UM-2EX
Roland UM-2G
Roland UM-3EX
Roland UM-3G
Roland UM-550
Roland UM-880
Roland UM-ONE


M-Audio Midisport Series

* this list is subject to change at anytime

** These can be installed under Windows 8 without any issues, as long as the PC is connected to the Internet. During installation Windows will download and install the Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework, which is required for a successful installation.

*** Has reported issues with Windows 8

**** Users have reported the findings on online forums.  No official Windows 8 compatibility list.  Interfaces seem to be hit and miss with what works with Windows 8





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  1. November 19th, 2012 at 00:52 | #1

    I have a Motu Microbook that I use with Traktor. special case, I need to use it with ASIO4all on my Asus UX32vd, so that the main out goes to the Microbook, while the headphones for prelistening are connected to the onboard soundcard. This setup worked flawlessly on Win7, and crashed 5 times with win8 on my last DJing gig. I assume it’s the ASIO4all driver however…

  2. November 20th, 2012 at 11:15 | #2

    thanks for letting us know

  3. January 23rd, 2014 at 09:38 | #3

    Does NOT work: Roland UA-100

  4. Nickygoodwolf
    January 13th, 2015 at 09:31 | #4

    Hai. Just wanted to say that the Mackie Onyx Blackjack does indeed work on Windows 8 (I’m using 8.1). I first tried the drivers from Mackie, but Windows 8 is not supported by the driver and will not even attempt an install. Windows automatically found it and recognizes it as “Onyx Blackjack”. Got ASIO4ALL and I was then able to use it through Overloud TH2.

    Cheers. ^.^

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