Thanks for your help with the record function. I might not need the recording function but if i need it, I'll try using Virtual Audio Cable.
The problem I'm having now is the ASIO drivers aren't showing up in SAVI Host (a VSTi host).
I even tried installing ASIO4all, but no WDM drivers showed up for the Audiophile 2496 in the ASIO4all control panel.
This is really frustrating because it's the exact same problem I had with the Riviera sound card.