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Topic: Latest Driver Updates

Mac OS X Intel HDSPe series driver 2.60 on our download page includes a workaround for Logic 8 not being able to use a different sample rate as 44.1 kHz with the latest driver (which included lots of changes to use external clocking and DDS correctly under Core Audio).

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Driver 3.077 finally brings a long awaited change to TotalMix: while all the faders scroll the Quick panels to the right are fixed, thus always stay visible. A must have for MADI users, but also useful for the Digiface. This change will be added to the Fireface driver next week.

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Matthias Carstens
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Driver 3.079 includes some significant changes which - just this time - I would like to explain in detail.

- Reliable stop of an ASIO thread even in difficult situations. When an ASIO application crashes then usually the driver should notice this and stop playback. This did not work in certain situations. Timur came to Musikmesse to give us a step-by-step example on how to always cause a crash that fails. And indeed, we did everything correctly, just had to use a different function within Windows to finally and reliably identify the current process where the driver has to react on. This also affects the Fireface driver, a fix will come soon.

- Process management of multiclient ASIO did not work as expected on some computers. We have lots of industrial users that write their own software. In this case they ran into a problem that starting a second ASIO app caused ongoing distortion on the first app. They did send us the software and it worked perfectly on our computers. So finally they sent us their computer, and lo and behold the error was there and could be fixed by (similar to above) some changes in how to identify events. So while this error seems to be very seldom it also affects the Fireface driver and a fix will come soon.

- Incompatibility of the driver to cards with PLX (PCIe to PCI) bridge fixed. Some of our industrial users have multichannel AD-cards or special video cards. As soon as they added the AES card the other products failed. The reason was some left code in our driver from the early days of the HDSP AES-32, where we experimented with a PLX Bridge (a product we later never used). Shit happens...

- Settings dialog: Added password protected storage of the current settings for the next reboot. In broadcast environment a fixed setup for easiest and most failure-free operation is desired. But even these users sometimes have to add material from a source that can not be synced (DAT, CD-Player). So they will - for a short time - change the clock setting. Now to make sure that the next day, no matter who uses the workstation everything is in the original state, this new option makes sure that the desired setting is used every time you reboot the computer. This feature makes sense not only in broadcast, IMHO.

- Settings and TM: Experimental extension for operation of up to 6 cards. Selection in TM by left mouse click with held shift key. While we do have lots of customers with miserably performing computers that find no other place to get rid of their frustration than this forum, we do have lots of customers with stellar DAW systems as well, that use 3 MADI cards in 96 kHz mode and ask for a fourth one. Therefore we extended the Settings dialog to handle more than 3 cards correctly. TM's Unit selection is with shift-click, so a max of 6 cards can now be used (theoretically).

- TotalMix: New skin and new icons, Settings dialog: new icons. This driver now includes Terry Gorle's DC skin for TotalMix. I have been working with Rob Sinistral on new icons, and they found their way into both tools as well. We now have icons even in 256 pixel size for Vista - check it out!

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

In driver 3.079 the ASIO multiclient routines failed when using more than one card. This is the official info. The unofficial is that the bug also caused several side effects even when only one card was used. Please do not use 3.079 anymore, update to 3.080, which is found on our website.

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Matthias Carstens
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We identified the 'Buffer Size not stored' problem - version 3.081 can be downloaded.

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Matthias Carstens
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The Mac OS 64 bit transition is in full gear, so to say. After the Fireface UC we now provide a fully supported driver for the whole HDSPe series - version 2.69. Some comments are necessary:

We tried hard to make it compatible to older OS, but this seems to be impossible. So the new driver operates from 10.5 on (and this already cost us some hairs that got pulled out). Users of 10.4 have to continue to use the old driver 2.67.

The HDSPe PCI and ExpressCard require a firmware update to version 18 to use this driver. So FIRST update the firmware via the Flash Update Tool, don't worry as the new firmware is downwards compatible, then update to the new driver.

Indeed we would recommend to even deinstall the old driver before updating (after flashing) as described here:

http://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic … 681#p23681

2.69 comes with a new mechanism to automatically load settings and mixer as soon as a card is found in the system. That has caused some problems in the past, these should be solved now by using a so called Agent. The HDSPe Agent will be installed to /Library/LaunchAgents during the driver installation.

The Settings program has been modified to the latest improvements made in the FF UC driver (DDS removed, sample rate setting which is the same as in Audio MIDI Setup added, plus some 'under the hood' changes)

TotalMix finally uses the new bitmaps, and no longer occasionally crashes on startup.

Sounds like some work done? Definitely. And more to come...

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Matthias Carstens
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A new flash update tool for the HDSPe series under Mac OS X is now available. The firmwares inside the FUT have not been changed, so there is no reason to flash. This new version fixes the problem of serial numbers vanishing during the flash process. The flash process is now 100% reliable even on machines where it did not work at all before.

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Matthias Carstens
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The new Windows driver 3.083, floating within this forum for some time, has now been released on our website. Please note the date. Early downloaders might want to update to this version which is dated 02/19. Fixes:

- HDSP MADI Settings dialog: TCO removed
- About Dialog: Vista MMCSS option removed
- WDM: SPDIF AC-3 is only supported on SPDIF devices
- WDM: MADIface had no Loudspeaker device
- WDM: Analog DVD multi-channel playback via Loudspeaker device (change loudspeaker configuration to 5.1 or 7.1)
- ADAT Sync (HDSP9652, Multiface, Digiface): APP did not work correctly since Cubendo 4

Although not mentioned in the news section of our website I have begun to fully update alll manuals to the latest driver and OS state. So far MADIface, HDSP MADI, HDSPe MADI and HDSPe AES have been finished and uploaded (german and english). More to follow.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Windows driver 3.084 is now available on our website. It adds surround mode for the HDSPe AIO, brings back the TotalMix tooltips, and changes TCO offset for Samplitude and Sequoia.

Mac driver 2.72 brings these changes:
- Changes in the kernel driver's memory management
- Bugfix: ExpressCard MIDI driver hangs after standby
- ExpressCard: HDSPe Settings disappeared after standby
- Output bitmaps in TotalMix extended (legacy cards showed a wrong scale)
- TotalMix: Level meter text color menu added.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Mac driver 2.73 comes with these changes:

- Issues with changing the sample rate in Logic using multiple cards and Core Audio's aggregate devices function fixed (reported by users of two AES cards)

- Audio applications may now use non standard sample rates (32 - 192 kHz in steps of 1 Hz). These sample rates can also be set using the Audio Midi Setup in OSX (requested for Boomer Recorder)

- The Core Audio safety offset changes when switching between single/double/quad speed modes (should have been like that from the beginning).

- TotalMix bugfix: Under certain circumstances changes were not saved at shutdown/restart (reported in this forum).

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Windows driver 3.085 adds two fixes:

- MADIface did not work at Quad Speed when in slave mode
- HDSP 9632 firmware 152 missing in inf file

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Mac driver 2.75 fixes 32 kHz and some other sample rate related issues, caused by the last changes that allow for any sample rate to be used.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Mac driver 2.76 got the same changes as the latest FW and USB drivers: improved installer, better sample rate handling/setting, and 64 bit MIDI support.

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Matthias Carstens
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Mac driver 2.77 brings the TotalMix update with Fader Groups, Undo Load Preset and extended MIDI commands to the HDSP and HDSPe series.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Version 3.24 has been released on the website. It includes playback multi-client operation on the same channels, an updated TotalMix, and improvements when using the TCO. If you use the TCO please also note the accompanying firmware updates for the HDSPe cards.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Version 3.26 is now available:

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/hdsp_wdm_326.zip

- HDSPe MADI: since firmware 28 MIDI over MADI did not work during 32 bit playback

- RPM: Settings dialog was only partly implemented

- HDSPe PCI/ExpressCard: without attached box 'ock' was shown in the sample rate menu

- HDSPe AES: WDM Devices in the Settings dialog influenced the number of ASIO channels

- General: The driver used the state of the Interleaved button of older drivers, which could cause the loss of  surround playback capability

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

The latest Mac driver 3.03 has a signed driver installer so it can be used with the current OS 10.8 preview. Happy testing!

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Matthias Carstens
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Windows HDSP and HDSPe driver version 3.29, which was released  for some time on this fourm already, now found its way to the official download site.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Mac HDSP and HDSPe driver version 3.04 and HDSPe MADI FX driver 1.05 include the hot-plug fixes added to our other drivers for Mac OS 10.8. Obviously these cards can only be disconnected and reconnected when using Thunderbolt and an external PCI/PCIe chassis, but then the changes are important.

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Matthias Carstens
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The HDSPe MADIface (Express Card) has been updated to v 15. The firmware update solves some mysterious input detection and lock problems reported.

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Matthias Carstens
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Unfortunately not for everyone. Here comes version 16 to the rescue!

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Matthias Carstens
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And here comes another update to firmware 19 for the MADIface, sorry.

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Matthias Carstens
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Firmware 20 for the HDSPe MADI card, the HDSPe PCI and the HDSPe ExpressCard improves compatibility with PCIe power management, wich caused detection/initialization problems on some computers.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Windows HDSP/HDSPe series driver 3.36 adds ASIO 2.3 MMCSS support and comes with its own installer. Please check here:

http://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic … 277#p86277

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

We now updated the firmware of all remaining cards for better compatibility with PCIe power management, wich caused detection/initialization problems on some computers (Dell/Compaq etc). Updates are available for Windows and Mac for HDSPe AIO, RayDAT, MADI and AES.

The HDSPe MADIface (ExpressCard) got another update with an improved MADI receiver (v 23).

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

The latest driver for the HDSP and HDSPe series, v 3.37, allows to change the card order when using more than one card.

The latest driver for the HDSPe MADI FX, v 1.14, which also supports the upcoming MADIface XT when used via External PCIe, has the same features, and comes with TotalMix FX 0.99

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

HDSP/HDSPe series: Mac (3.05) und Win (3.080) drivers have been updated with TotalMix FX 0.994. The Win driver is now compatible to Windows 8.1.

HDSPe MADI FX: Mac (111) and Win (116) update to TM FX 0.994.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

HDSP/HDSPe series: Mac driver 3.06 adds 10.9 compatibility and fixes a small rename preset bugin the old TotalMix.

HDSPe MADI FX: Mac driver 112 adds 10.9 compatibility. TotalMix FX is updated to version 0.996.

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Matthias Carstens
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And Mac drivers 3.07/113 bring back 10.6 compatibility.

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Matthias Carstens
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The HDSP series driver has been updated to version 3.39. Only a small fix: the new option 32 channel was not correctly intialized for first usage.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Windows HDSPe MADI FX driver 1.19 and Mac driver 1.14 bring these changes:

- Bug fix: ASIO erase routines did not work channel independent (Windows only)

TotalMix FX 0.998:
- Improved Undo: Loading a Workspace after editing Snapshots removed the last edits from the undo buffer
- Several small fixes

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Matthias Carstens
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Mac OS X HDSPe series driver 3.08 adds a 10.9 compatible signed installer and a fix for TotalMix not handling window positions correctly on multimonitor systems.

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Matthias Carstens
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Windows HDSP and HDSpe series driver 3.41 brings these changes:

- Bug fix TCO: Fixed 23.976

- Improvement TCO: 23.976 with sync source WC now allows fine tuning of the sample rate

- The number of WDM devices can now also be set for Multiface and HDSP 9632

- WDM Devices setting changed from edit box to list box

- Changing the number of WDM devices becomes active immediately

- Increasing or decreasing the number of WDM devices will only add/remove the difference. The lower number WDM devices that are unaffected by such a change stay untouched, and can even be used during the change.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Windows HDSP and HDSpe series driver 3.42 includes only a small fix:

- on driver update or first installation the Fader Groups of TotalMix had not been initialised correctly

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Matthias Carstens
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The new Windows driver 4.0 is now available here:

http://www.rme-audio.de/forum/viewtopic.php?id=20273

Lots of changes - plus TotalMix FX...

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

The new HDSPe series Mac driver jumps from 3.08 to 4.0, to unify the version number with the features found under Windows and Mac - in this case the usage of TotalMix FX instead of TotalMix. More changes:

- Supports simultaneous display of the Hardware Level in TotalMix FX and DIGICheck
- Driver signed for 10.10
- TotalMix FX 1.03 (the former TotalMix is removed automatically during installation)
- Improved detection of the external box
- Prevents random change of card order in multi-card operation when slot name is missing

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

The new Windows driver 4.03 comes with many more changes:

- New option in Settings dialog to deactivate DirectMusic (Windows MIDI still active)
- The setting Lock Registry now also locks the sample rate
- New checkbox Multiface II in Settings dialog, activates correct ASIO latency with Multiface II
- Removes autostart of the old TotalMix
- Using the parameter /manual the rmeinstaller extracts all files to the directory C:\RMEdriver for manual driver installation, in case the installer quits with an error message

Also included is TotalMix FX 1.03:
- Improved handling of the icon in the notification area
- 3 brightness levels to adjust the display to the monitor (Options - Preferences or F2)
- Restart of totalmixfx.exe loads the program from \System32 even on 64 bit systems
- CRM channel selection no longer limited
- Small graphics glitch with Mute and Solo buttons fixed (Group and 135%)

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

The new Mac HDSPe series driver 4.01 comes with TM FX 1.04 and these changes:

- Improved card detection of DIGIface/Multiface/RPM when connected via a TB enclosure and the interface box not yet loaded

TotalMix FX 1.04:
- MIDI fixed for the newly supported 'old' interfaces, fixing also various related side effects
- Settings (F3) could not be opened with the HDSPe AIO
- Improved device detection (sometimes a RPM was detected for no obvious reason).
- Fix Snapshot problem when using HDSPe AIO with analog input and output expansion boards
- Fix seldom order problem when using multiple HDSP cards
- Clear Submix (right mouse click) no longer deletes the submix of Talkback and Listen inputs

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Windows HDSP series driver 4.04 comes with TM FX 1.04, see details above.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Windows HDSP series driver 4.05 comes with TotalMix FX 1.07 and a small bugfix: Using more than one interface, ADM always controlled the interface of the current output

TotalMix FX 1.07:
- Changed sample rate display in the TM FX title bar to show the system frequency
- Fix: ADM steered wrong channels when some channels were in mono mode
- Volume of Listenback input is saved

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/driver … in_405.zip

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

The new Mac HDSPe series driver 4.02 comes with TM FX 1.07 and these changes:

- Reworked launch agents of Settings dialog and TotalMix FX

TotalMix FX 1.07:
- Volume of Listenback input is saved

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/hdspe_x86_402.zip

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

The new Windows (4.07) and Mac (4.04) HDSPe series driver comes with TotalMix FX 1.12. See readme for details.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

The new Windows 4.09 HDSPe series driver has 2 interesting changes:

- External clock sync behavior improved. Matching sample rates no longer require to manually set the desired one in the Settings dialog.

- Active MMCSS option crashed ASIO host under Windows 10

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Mac HDSPe series driver 4.05 has been released, including a fixed installer working under 10.10.5.

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Matthias Carstens
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The Windows HDSP series driver 4.11 adds support for MMCSS under Windows 10.

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Matthias Carstens
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The new Windows HDSPe series driver 4.14 is now available:

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/driver … in_414.zip

- Plug & Play behavior optimized. Removing and inserting the ExpressCard or a Tunderbolt PCIe Expansion chassis (with any RME PCIe card inside) made more robust and reliable.

- Settings dialog: clock behavior improved. Switching the sample rate from an app no longer requires a manual adjustment of the WDM sample rate in the Settings dialog. Note that this new simplified behavior is only available if the current external sample rate (MADI, AES, WC, ADAT) has changed and does not equal the currently set one, and the hardware is not started (no record / playback). Or the number of WDM devices is set to 0 and there is no change of the single/double/quad speed state.


New in TotalMix FX 1.21:

- optimized reaction on stereo gain changes via ADM even if they don't arrive fully synchronized

- ADM: odd channels of a stereo pair were sometimes not set correctly when loading a snapshot

- selection dialog improved to prevent select-confirmation already on the first mouse click (example: Reverb - Type)

- the View Options panel can now be collapsed like all the other panels, thus getting more and flexible space

- changed behavior of the icon in the notification area: first click brings the window into the foreground instead of minimizing it

- many small code improvements and fixes for possible bugs and pitfalls

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

The new Mac HDSPe series driver 4.06 , including TotalMix FX 1.21, is now available.

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/hdspe_x86_406.zip

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

The new Mac HDSPe series driver 4.06 , including TotalMix FX 1.21, is now available.

http://www.rme-audio.de/download/hdspe_x86_406.zip

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Windows HDSP(e) series driver 4.16 is now fully digitally signed, and therefore no longer compatible to Windows XP. The former driver 4.15 is still available on the website as last driver for Windows XP SP2. 4.16 also comes with the latest TotalMix FX 1.35.

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Matthias Carstens
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Re: Latest Driver Updates

Windows HDSP(e) series driver 4.16 has been reuploaded. Same version number, but dated 11/08/2016. It can now be installed and will work with any version of W7, 8.0, 8.1 and 10, no matter if updates etc had been installed for the OS or not. Also XP SP2 compatibility is back.

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Matthias Carstens
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