RME Support wrote:
Well, you might see it as a major change rather than a fix, which happened to coincide with the fact that MME (which dates back to 1991) was replaced with WDM.
There are a number of applications that will not work properly with MME at all, take for instance iTunes/Quicktime.
This argument has no beef. This could have been easily done by RME.
Even though iTunes/Quicktime are hardly these cards target audience, Alternative WDM support &/OR better directsound drivers, could have made Itunes/Quicktime happy.
Disabling MME functionality for All Professional & even semi pro applications that could use MME before, Killing development for it & forcing users to use an obsolete driver,
was not necessary to make that happen, was it.
Without having tried it out, I would assume it would not be so much of an issue if the card was switched (or externally clocked) to 96k (reducing the number of channels) before initiating playback.
Erm ... No.
This will not work ... RME can explain why.
BTW, consider the HDSP 9652, where we did not change the channel order (or in fact did and changed it back based on customer feedback, because it made little sense to have the three ADAT blocks shifted because of the two SPDIFs). Would you consider this card (and the Raydat and MADI cards) to be "half broken", too?
Well, I too have customers.
Many of them use RME hardware I either installed, serviced in their machines, or recommended in the past.
I used to report to RME bugs I discovered working with these customers,one you might recall is the XP Midi device limit,
That is how long I have been on this ship.
I am reporting issues that have been brought to me by clients, as complaints, & only RME can provide the solutions.
so I am your customer.
Everything I said here was said many times, by me & others, including RME distributors.
How come You don't listen to me then ? By now I would assume you would find some sense in all I have said, not to mention proved.
No, I don't get the impression RME is listening, for a very long time, & trust me when I say these words are NOT coming from me alone.
Oh & This is certainly not an isolated incident with RME regarding MME on the Old driver.
If you to keep tabs on what's being said in the field you'd know that, but first thing's first.
How about RME Killing ZLM support for samplitude out of the blue ??
one day I get a call, suddenly my sold system is 'problematic', only to find out a driver has been updated, & RME pulled the plug on ZLM.
Why did I have to do the explaining ? What was that all about ?
Let's hear the reasoning behind that decision.
How about RME killng the MME on The Firefaces Now ? what's RME's reasoning now ?(or was that made to support iTunes as well ?)
By your reasoning you can just as easily decide you kill ASIO one day, for the advertised sold RME Hardware/Software packages, as WDM provides the same functionality ... .
Would you still attempt the same arguments ? ... no ? .. why not !? ... please ..
Finally, even your windows analogy works against everything you said.
If the Giant MICROSOFT's Windows 7 can support MME, a without competition market leader software only package with no commitments to any specific hardware device sold,
then RME MUST support it, as these products are Hardware / Software packages sold with tied advertised capabilities.
FACT IS, depending on the Clients NEEDS (Asio Only/Conversion Only/MME Only etc etc), RME's current policy results range from a devalued product to being a dis-functional product, 100% loss for the owner.