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Topic: DIGICheck Updates

Hello,

we had to add some important changes to DIGICheck quickly, resulting in version 4.51:

- Support for the new HDSPe PCI card and the HDSPe MADI card added

- DIGICheck wrote the file header at the end of the recording. When the recording failed the user was left with an unusable file. Without header no program (even DC itself) was able to load it. This has been changed, DC now writes the header at the start, and therefore always leaves you with a valid file, that - if nothing else works - at least DC itself will load.

- The export (copy) process into multiple files revealed hardware instabilities of some systems. We reduced system load of this process a bit, making the process operational even on non-optimal systems.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

Hello,

version 4.52 of DIGICheck is now available for all DC fans as prerelease. This is the final version, but due to so many internal changes we would be happy to get some feedback of our hardcore users before putting it on our website. No BSODs expected, don't worry.

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_452.zip

The changes:

- instability fixed that got revealed by a Fireface driver update some time ago.

- Record: the save dialog has been competely re-written. DC now gives default names, checked for validity, even in complicated cases (exporting to two channel files will result in no files having the original name, so a simple check will fail, etc).

- Record: the sample rate for playback had been influenced by the sample rate setting (F3), even when the checkbox was missing. Fixed and made perfect.

- Record: the export function can now be used 'offline'. So you don't need an RME interface in your computer to load a big multichannel file into Record, and then export/save it to lots of stereo files or whatever you like.

- Icons: at the time when we added Record, the wrong (old) DC icons came back into the source code. Fixed.

Have fun!

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

Hello,

version 4.53 of DIGICheck is now available:

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_453.zip

The changes:

- Bug fixed where Hide did not work correctly (Global Record).

- Crash fixed when Multiface/Digiface/RPM were not connected

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

Hello,

the long awaited version 5 of DIGICheck is now available for download. It took a bit longer than expected because we are working in parallel on the Mac version - and added some more performance and stability improvements.

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_50.zip

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

Hello,

version 5.1 of DIGICheck for Win is now available for download. It includes several small fixes and improvements, like

- time constant Auto Gain Spectral Analyser
- Hardware Level on ADAT channels of the FF 800 is now working in Double Speed mode
- Horizontal 2 and 4 bar level meter did not scaled correctly when changing the number of Correlator LEDs
- 4 bar level meter: OVL display no longer shows  1.0
- German string (Abbrechen) exchanged with Cancel in two dialogs
- Support for the Fireface UC added

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_51_win.zip

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

Update: version 5.1 reuploaded with LeqB fix and complete 1.0/OVR fix.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

Here comes the pre-release of version 5.2!

Changes:

- many small bugfixes

- Global Record now checks for existing temporary files and asks if these should be opened. This way one will not loose data if something goes wrong during recording or when the program exits unexpectedly.

- When the audio file size exceeds the limits of the wav standard (4 GB), RF64 files (also known as Riff 64, Wav64 or Broadcast Wave, but NOT Wave64) are written. That means extremely big files will stay valid and compatible to most current audio software programs.

- Full support for the Fireface UC.

- The RMS measurement function in Bit Stat has been changed. The former unweighted 'RMS', which worked from 0 Hz up to half the sample rate has been removed. It is available via TotalMix or Hardware Level Meters anyway, but makes no real sense as the standard measurement for noise should be limited to the audio band, 20 Hz to 20 kHz. This is what it does now, see its label. dBA also uses this LB (Limited Bandwidth) audio filter. This way, it is now possible to verify the unchanged SNR in double and quad speed mode. The noise shifted into the upper frequency range is still visible and displayed with the other level meters.

- New program icons

Please test and comment!

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_52_pre.zip

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

Version 5.2 has been released.

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_52_win.zip

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

Version 5.21 fixes the Channel Select button problem. Also the Fireface UC did not work in Quad Speed with its biggest buffer size.

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_521_win.zip

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

A new Mac version 0.6 is available for download.

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_06_mac.zip

and the Windows version 5.22 as well:

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_522_win.zip

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

A new Windows and Mac version of DIGICheck is available for download.

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_523_win.zip

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_061_mac.zip

061 fixes the wrong full level peak display reported here, and has an updated Consumer Channel Status readout.

The Windows version has a bigger list:

- added M/S processing option for the Vector Audio Scope
- the Channel Status now shows bit lengths in Consumer mode according to the latest standard.

Bug fixes:
- When installing a new version into the old directory, all files in there had been deleted (even user workspaces).
- Big workspaces with multiple windows did not load completely.
- The screen border detection did not work on resizing (F5/6/7).
- With multiple windows open and shutting down Windows only one window had been saved.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

DIGICheck Windows has been updated to version 5.30:

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_530_win.zip

Changes to 5.23:

Version 5.30 (July 2010) adds support for the Babyface and the new FireWire driver generation 3.x. In the Surround Meter the level meters can now use ITU weighting, which also adds an additional level summing bar to display the multichannel loudness value. The hotkey P (Presets) has been changed to hotkey W (Workspace Quick Select), the number of entries has been increased to 30. Bug fixes: exiting a recording by a double-click on Stop caused an invalid file header. Capital letters in the path or the file name could haved caused problems during the save process. When using more than one FireWire device these were not handled correctly.

The Mac version will have ITU soon too, the other changes did only affect the Windows version.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

The long awaited next DIGICheck Mac is now available as pre-release:

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/dc_064_mac_pre.zip

Version 0.64 includes these improvements:

- Support for the Babyface
- Surround Audio Scope got ITU-Weighting and the summing bar
- Always On Top
- Current state is not lost when DC had not been exit before shutting down the computer
- Plug & Play much improved (valid for non-PCI interfaces)

Please try and report here.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

DIGICheck Windows 5.31 has been released today. Difference to 5.30: the latest USB driver required an internal change to be compatible.

DIGICheck Mac 0.64 is also released. Difference to the pre-release: M/S Dec. added to Vector Audio Scope. Flickering display in Hardware Level mode fixed, occurred when USB devices were not available.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

DIGICheck 5.41 (Win) and 0.65 (Mac) bring the latest EBU R-128 Level Meters, plus some minor fixes and improvements.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

DIGICheck 5.43 (Win) and 0.651 (Mac) include a small correction for the measurement of the Loudness Range in the new EBU R-128 Meter.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

DIGICheck 5.50 (Win) and 0.661 (Mac) add support for the HDSPe MADI FX, and include some smaller bugfixes.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

DIGICheck Windows (5.51) and Mac (0.662) now support the new channel order of the HDSPe MADI FX. Under Mac a problem with the installer has been fixed.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

DIGICheck Mac 0.663 fixes a small bug when using the HDSPe MADI FX and DC's 2-channel applications - the channel selection then did not work correctly.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

DIGICheck has been updated to support the latest RME devices, MADIface XT and MADIface USB. Mac version is 0.670. Windows version is 5.60 and also fixes the hardware level meters not working with FF UCX and UFX in FireWire mode.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

DIGICheck Win 0.562 and Mac 0.671 are now available for download. They include minor fixes. The Mac version now supports 'Always on top' in newer OS X versions.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

DIGICheck Win 0.570 and Mac 0.680 are now available for download. The Windows version only includes minor fixes. The Mac version has been improved a lot:

- fixed high CPU load when using the ITU meter
- fixed wrong channel orders and inaccessible inputs for HDSP and HDSPe series cards

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

We just released DIGICheck version 5.71 for Windows, which is fully compatible to the latest Windows driver updates.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

Version 0.572 is now fully compatible to the latest driver HDSP 4.0 when set to 0 WDM devices. Also a small bug has been fixed: with the MADIface XT and hardware level, the outputs pre FX signals were shown instead of the post FX ones.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

Version 0.582 Windows and 0.70 Mac include support for the UFX+.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

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Re: DIGICheck Updates

Version 0.59 for Windows and 0.71 for Mac are now available for download. Both support the ADI-2 Pro and OctaMic XTC. Please note that under Windows these two units work as Class Compliant interfaces. Therefore the special information needed for Hardware Level Meters and TMS is not available, so there are no hardware level meter options, and no Channel Status analysis. But all ASIO functions work, including ASIO Playback as signal source.

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME