1 (edited by Potscrubber 2018-12-30 09:06:56)

Topic: RME & Magix users: friendly ASIO naming utility

Hello

If you are like me a heavy RME interface user, and also a Samplitude or Sequoia user, you will be familiar with the problem of ASIO channel naming.

I have developed a small utility to workaround this.  Currently, Magix use the name of the driver, not the driver-reported hardware name of the device channel.  We can rename these ourselves in the app settings panel, but in my situation, I have interfaces with multiple I/O types: analog, MADI, ADAT, AES.  Every time I change the sample rate (which I do often) or reconfigure the Madi ports, any custom naming becomes invalid as the number of device channels change.  Also, when the driver is updated, the names are reset too.  I needed something to more easily automate better naming of my ASIO channels.  This is it (for me, for now).  Please feel free to use it. 

FAC > Friendly ASIO Channels (for Sequoia & Samplitude)

Edit: v1.2 December 2018.  Changes:
- better error handling (before it could get stuck in a loop in certian situations).
- now reports current driver sample rate.
- modify can now be the default action by ticking a box (stored in ini).
- Auto cli mode - see AUTO MODE in help.
- the wordy help can be opened in a browser.

thanks,
Simon

https://bsound.co.nz/downloads/screenshots/FAC-1.jpg

https://bsound.co.nz/downloads/screenshots/FAC-2.jpg

https://bsound.co.nz/downloads/screenshots/FAC-3.jpg

Madiface XT, Madiface, 3x Micstasy, ADI8QS
Sequoia 14,  W7Px64, W10Px64

Re: RME & Magix users: friendly ASIO naming utility

Very cool - love to see "roll your own" solutions like this!

Is this specifically for Magix, or can any ASIO DAW take advantage of this neat utility?

cool

MADIface-XT+ARC / 3x HDSP MADI / ADI648
2x SSL Alphalink MADI AX
2x Multiface / 2x Digiface /2x ADI8

Re: RME & Magix users: friendly ASIO naming utility

Randyman... wrote:

Very cool - love to see "roll your own" solutions like this!

Is this specifically for Magix, or can any ASIO DAW take advantage of this neat utility?

cool

No it's just for Sequoia & Samplitude.  It just edits their ini files with the ASIO channel names in the application's particular format.

Nb. added screenshots.

Madiface XT, Madiface, 3x Micstasy, ADI8QS
Sequoia 14,  W7Px64, W10Px64

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Re: RME & Magix users: friendly ASIO naming utility

Thanks Postscrubber. Useful and informative as always!

Regards
Matthias Carstens
RME

Re: RME & Magix users: friendly ASIO naming utility

Thanks Matthias!

Just noting that I have given this a small but useful update.  First post has v1.2 changes added.

Also acknowledging that now Magix have added X4 / v15 ASIO channel device names alongside the driver names.  Still pretty unweildy IMHO, especially with high channel count devices.

Madiface XT, Madiface, 3x Micstasy, ADI8QS
Sequoia 14,  W7Px64, W10Px64