ASI6585 - Axia LiveWire™ PCI Sound Card   

The ASI6585 is a professional PCI sound card designed for use in an Axia Livewire IP-audio based radio broadcast automation. It uses the Axia Livewire protocol to record and play audio streams over a standard Ethernet network

Providing 8 play streams that are mixed to 8 stereo outputs and 8 record streams fed from 8 stereo inputs, the ASI6585 features AudioScience’s unique “anything to anywhere” mixing and routing.

A choice of uncompressed PCM, MPEG layer 2 and MP3 is available for both recording and playback. All compression is handled by an on-board floating point DSP, allowing the host computer to focus on other tasks.

DSP based functionality includes MRX™ multi-rate mixing technology that allows streams of different sample-rates and formats to be mixed digitally. TSX™ time scaling allows compression/expansion of any or all playback streams in real time with no change in pitch.

For emerging surround sound applications, SSX™ mode allows multichannel streams of up to 8 channels to be played, recorded and mixed.


  • 4 or 8 streams of mono or stereo playback into 8 stereo
          Livewire streams

  • 4 or 8 streams of mono or stereo record from 8 stereo Livewire streams

  • Formats include PCM, MPEG layer 2 and MP3 with sample rates from 8kHz to 96kHz

  • MRX technology supports mixing of multiple formats and sample rates

  • TSX time scaling by up to +/-20%

  • Two SSX™ streams for multichannel record and playback

  • Short length PCI card format (6.6 inches/168mm)

  • Up to 4 cards in one system

  • Windows 2000, XP and Linux software drivers available


ASI6585 Datasheet
ASI6585/Axia Node Demonstration Steps

Windows WAVE and WDM Driver
Linux HPI and ALSA Driver

ASI6585 firmware and firmware information