Under Windows, I've been having troubles with ASIO applications not being able to access external USB soundcard for various reasons.
0.43.3 version of PD is an exception in that it doesn't have a problem opening the soundcard in ASIO mode.
0.44.0 doesn't list any device when switched to ASIO, and gives error ("audio stuck...")
What has changed in this respect? It would also help me for other applications.