Topic: Hold your breath - TotalMix FX is coming (Fireface 800/400)!
Pro forum readers read the whole forum, no matter what RME interface they have. And some do so because they indeed have several interfaces. Therefore it is just a matter of minutes until someone will discover that in the new Windows HDSP(e) series driver 4.0 RME ported TotalMix FX back to all devices released since 2001.
Wait - when did the Fireface 800 come out? And the Fireface 400? Right, and these are supported as well!
Here is the download link (Windows first, sorry):
Note: Of course there is no EQ, no Echo, no Reverb, no Dynamics, as the hardware can not render these. Still there are many advantages of TotalMix FX in comparison to the previous TotalMix:
• choice of mono and stereo channels
• improved graphics including zoom states
• OSC remote control
• separate control room section, Cue, flexible talkback for all outputs, 4 Mute and Solo groups, Recall, External Input, local and global TrimGains/Post support with exclusion, Layout Presets to hide channels or MIDI remote functionality, 2 Row mode, multiple remote support, assignable F-key commands, Windows/Mac compatible mixer files, Matrix with Mono/Stereo mode, PFL mode, and and and…
The list is long - and getting longer as TM FX is still being worked on. If you need some help with the new TM FX then simply download the current Fireface UC manual, its chapters about TM FX match nearly 100%.
Update 07/22/2014: If your computer loads TM FX before the old TotalMix, TotalMix will overwrite the latest TM FX mixer settings with an outdated state at boot time. Therefore we recommend to remove the autostart of TotalMix. You can use this file to do so, simply download, unzip, double-click it.
Update 07/25/2014: The manuals of Fireface 800 and Fireface 400 have been updated to include the latest Windows driver features as well as TotalMix FX. Website, Downloads, manuals...
Update 08/11/2014: TotalMix FX caused the record path to be broken. Sorry for this unnoticed issue. The new driver link above, 3.097, includes TM FX 1.02B5 which fixes this problem.