I am using an external DAC, namely the Audinst HUD-mx1, which has an analog volume control. I set MusicBee (2.2.5069) to use WASAPI but I can still use both MusicBee's and Windows' (8.1) software volume controls.
I was assuming WASAPI exclusive mode bypasses those, since they change what's being sent to the DAC?
I would greatly prefer to use the DAC's volume control exclusively and have MB or Windows not manipulate the stream.
I suppose I am not fully understanding what's happening on a technical level, so I would appreciate someone clearing up my confusion - thanks!