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Zoom H6 failing to initialize as audio device in Studio One 3 Artist, tried compatibility mode.

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asked Jan 2, 2017 in Studio One 3 by samdlugokecki (170 points)
Installed Zoom's ASIO driver for the H6.  Tried running Studio One in compatibility mode as the driver is only for Windows 7/8, and I am running Windows 10.

No chance when trying compatibility mode.

Any ideas?

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answered Jan 8, 2017 by ghasenbeck (355,450 points)
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To use the Zoom H6 as an audio interface with your computer or iPad, follow the procedure below:

  1. Press the menu button located on the side of the device.
  2. Use the scroll switch to select USB and then press the scroll switch.
  3. Use the scroll switch to select Audio Interface and then press the scroll switch.
  4. Again, use the scroll switch to select Stereo Mix or Multi Track and then press the scroll switch. When set to Stereo Mix, the H6 will act as a 2 in/2 out interface, meaning you have 2 inputs and 2 outputs. When set to Multi Track, the H6 will act as a 6 in/2 out interface, meaning you get 6 inputs and 2 outputs. If you are trying to use the Multi Track mode with Windows, you will need to install the driver for it from the Zoom website (click here). Note that if you are connecting to an iPad, only Stereo Mix mode will work.
  5. Use the scroll switch to select PC/Mac to power the H6 via USB, PC/Mac using battery power to run the H6 off the batteries, or iPad using battery power to connect to an iPad and run the H6 off the batteries. Note that if your computer does not supply enough power to the H6 through USB while using phantom power, select “PC/Mac using battery power.”
  6. Connect the H6 to your computer or iPad using a USB cable. When connecting to an iPad, the iPad Camera Connection Kit is necessary.
  7. When you are ready to disconnect the H6, press the menu button. Use the scroll switch to select Exit, press the scroll switch, then select Yes in the next screen and press the scroll switch.
  8. Disconnect the cable from the computer or iPad and the H6, then press the menu button.