Driver Updates Fireface 400 / 800

List of current and older driver updates

Windows XP/Vista/7 Driver

Version 2.9991 (12/11/2009, current firmware: 2.77 / 1.70): MME support removed (fireface_mme.dll). Under Windows 7 64 bit the red Host LED stayed lit after standby, despite correct communication with the host.

Version 2.998 (11/03/2009, current firmware: 2.77 / 1.70): This driver requires firmware 2.77 (FF 800) and 1.70 (FF 400)! New transmission mode to work around a bug in Windows 7. Additional reset after sleep to work around a bug in Windows 7. ADM bug fixed for OEMs (missing initialisation when ASIO is not used).

Version 2.993 (10/13/2009, current firmware: 2.70 / 2.47 / 1.69): WDM: Change for Adobe Audition's DirectSound ASIO wrapper (8-channel input device removed).

Version 2.992 (10/01/2009, current firmware: 2.70 / 2.47 / 1.69): Bugfix of version 2.98. Driver update under XP caused crash (BSOD) at the end of the install.

Version 2.98 (09/28/2009, current firmware: 2.70 / 2.47 / 1.69): Compatible to Windows 7 (see readme). Reliable stop of an ASIO thread even in difficult situations. Process management of multiclient ASIO did not work as expected on some computers. Settings dialog: New icons. MMCSS option removed. TotalMix: New skin and new icons. Scrolling limited to fader section, Quickpanels are fixed to the right. Password for locking the mixer state added. Bugfix Faderfox submix selection in third row. Option 'Ignore I/O Labels' did not work correctly. Matrix: Missing refresh when I/O labels change added.

Version 2.95 (01/30/2009, current firmware: 2.70 / 2.47 / 1.67): Mixer is reloaded after Standby. Added offset of one ASIO buffer in LTC mode.

Version 2.94 (12/15/2008, current firmware: 2.70 / 2.47 / 1.67): FF400: LTC function optimized. FF400/800: MIDI Output performance optimized.

Version 2.91 (10/31/2008, current firmware: 2.70 / 2.47 / 1.67): ASIO: Stop could cause BSOD in Sonar. TotalMix: Added support for Faderfox TM1.

Version 2.898 (08/22/2008, current firmware: 2.70 / 2.47 / 1.67): ASIO: Memory leak removed. A forced driver installation (non Plug and Play, Legacy hardware) should no longer cause a BSOD. TotalMix: Over LED moved by one pixel.

Version 2.896 (07/09/2008, current firmware: 2.70 / 2.47 / 1.67): Vista updates: MMCSS setting is stored and MMCSS is 'off' as default. MMCSS can be enabled in the Settings / About dialog. Priority handling of the audio thread improved. New routines for the startup confirmation problem added.

Version 2.89 (06/05/2008, current firmware: 2.70 / 2.47 / 1.67): WDM: Speaker setup defines 6 or 8 channel playback. Pitch shift problem fixed with external clocking.

Version 2.87 (05/16/2008, current firmware: 2.70 / 2.47 / 1.67): Support for DirectMusic MIDI added.

Version 2.86 (03/04/2008, current firmware: 2.66 / 2.47 / 1.66): TotalMix: Support for custom bitmaps. 1 pixel offset removed on bus menu background. New option 'Level Meter Text Color'. WDM: 8-channel playback did not work correctly.

Version 2.85 (2/06/2008, current firmware: 2.66 / 2.47 / 1.65): TotalMix: code changed to prevent crashes when changing the channel names in the mixer. Names no longer appear on empty channel plates after changing labels. New option 'Ignore I/O Labels'. ASIO driver could crash when no Fireface present.

Version 2.82 (12/06/2007, current firmware: 2.66 / 2.47 / 1.65): TotalMix tooltips did not work anymore. ASIO mute improved in multiclient operation.

Version 2.79 (11/27/2007, current firmware: 2.66 / 2.47 / 1.65): Problems with 64 bit windows and more than 3 GB memory fixed.

Version 2.78, current firmware: 2.66 / 1.65: Firmware updates for Fireface 400: V 1.65: MIDI In 2 did not work reliable. V 1.64: One sample offset on SPDIF in Quad Speed mode fixed. (10/2007)

Version 2.78 (FUT 2.66 / 2.47 / 1.63): V 2.77 has been incompatible to DIGICheck on single CPU systems - fixed. (09/2007)

Version 2.77 (FUT 2.66 / 2.47 / 1.63): Bug fix WDM record: higher channel inputs than 5+6 were not functional under Vista. Improved Bandwidth Limit: the setting Analog+SPDIF no longer shows lower performance at 44.1 kHz. (09/2007)

Version 2.75 (FUT 2.66 / 2.47 / 1.63): Bug fix SPDIF AutoSync: Frequency changes to Double/Quad speed had not been handled correctly. (07/2007)

Version 2.74 (FUT 2.66 / 2.47 / 1.63): The TotalMix in driver 2.73 was based on an older version, not including the latest fixes and the new MIDI commands.(07/2007)

Version 2.7.3.0 (FUT 1.63 / 2.47 / 2.66): General: GSIF 64 bit support added (GSIF 2.1). Memory leak fixed when switching off the unit. Memory leak fixed upon surprise removal (switch off during record/playback). ASIO Vista: driver sets the 'ThreadCharacteristics' to 'Pro Audio'. ASIO: behaviour on ASIOStop fixed. Error in Fw800MBit detection fixed. (07/2007)

Version 2.6.6.0 (FUT 1.63 / 2.47 / 2.63): General: WDM multichannel playback had been deactivated in driver 2.65. TotalMix: All TotalMix faders can now be controlled by MIDI Control Change commands. The driver archive includes detailed information. Changing the gain of a muted matrix crosspoint by a TotalMix fader now directly updates the displayed value. (04/2007)

Version 2.6.5.0 (FUT 1.59 / 2.47 / 2.63): FF400: Support for LTC (SMPTE to APP) via Analog In 4 added. Using both MIDI input ports simultaneously did not work correctly. Using more than one FF400, or one FF400 and one FF800, caused wrong numbering/sorting in Settings dialog, TotalMix and ASIO. FF800: Changing the buffer size caused the timecode position to be wrong by one buffer size. General: Under Vista the SPDIF output can now be used to play back AC-3/DTS. (03/2007)

Version 2.6.3.1 (FUT 1.49 / 2.47 / 2.63): FF400: A mouse click beside the gain fader in the Settings dialog caused a jump to maximum gain. (02/2007)

Version 2.6.3.0 (FUT 1.49 / 2.47 / 2.63): General: Some modifications in labelling the WDM channels for Vista. Multichannel WDM playback including Speaker Setup now works in Vista. TCO: firmware version is displayed in the Settings dialog. 29.97 fixed. Invalid timecode erases the time display. (01/2007)

Version 2.5.8 (FUT 1.49 / 2.47 / 2.63): General: ASIO problem reported with Wavelab and Easera fixed. FF400: Windows volume control removed, as not Vista compatible and no working multidevice support. Added full Vista compatibility, including signed 64 bit drivers. Improved installation script (inf file). (12/2006)

Version 2.5.7.1 (FUT 1.49 / 2.47 / 2.63): WDM: Changes of the sample rate stayed unnoticed in specific situations, causing playback in wrong speed. FF400 FUT 1.49: In a specific configuration in stand-alone mode, phantom power had been activated but not indicated by the device. (11/2006)

Version 2.5.7.0 (FUT 1.47 / 2.47 / 2.63): General: BSOD fixed when heavy memory swapping was going on. FF800: FUT 2.63 replaces FUT 2.59. FF400 FUT 1.47: Settings of the third row in TotalMix did not work correctly in Stand-Alone mode. Encoder now works in stand-alone mode without the 'MIDI-mode-enable-Mixer-flashing' process. (10/2006)

Version 2.5.6.0 (FUT 1.46 / 2.59): General: Extended ASIO driver (Reset also in stop mode). Erase routines reworked, a record via channels 5/6 no longer causes a drop out in playback. TotalMix: Ganging of the outputs also valid for standard MIDI control. XP64: ASIO dll was not loaded (error in inf file). FF400: ADAT channel 3 to 8: WDM/MME recording has not been possible. TMS did not work under ASIO. Encoder no longer uses MIDI communication (caused problems with MIDI input 1). TotalMix: Ganging of the outputs also valid for Encoder control. Output faders are now controlled from the Windows standard volume. W2k: FF400 added to Inf file. FF800: Enhanced support for TCO (APP improved, MTC added. Requires firmware 2.59). (8/2006)

Version 2.5.5.0 (FUT 255): Added support for the TCO. (7/2006)

Version 2.5.3.0 (FUT 247): Added complete support for Fireface 400. Latency change no longer possible when GSIF and ASIO are active simultaneously. DIGICheck can now read playback data even when using multiple Firefaces. TotalMix: Several bugs fixed (Level Meter display stops). (6/2006)

Version 2.5.2.0 (FUT 247): Two different reasons for BSODs (IRQL not less or equal) removed. (5/2006)

Version 2.5.1.0 (FUT 247): Error in ASIO fixed (Reason 3. This error had been fixed already in v 2.20, but unfortunately came back unnoticed in version 2.41). Additional ASIO offset values for newer devices (the second values were missing since driver version 2.41). Significantly improved performance at Low Latency Double Speed (since driver version 2.41 the safety buffer size had been too small in Double and Quad Speed operation). Settings dialog shows correct state immediately. Improved compatibility to Windows Vista (WDM device names). (4/2006)

Version 2.5.0.0 (FUT 247): BSOD fixed when device has been turned off during MIDI playback. WDM bit resolution corrected. Double/Quad speed multiclient problem fixed (ASIO first, then WDM). Settings dialog no longer automatically started after turning the FF on. TotalMix: Buttons Preset 4, Preset 8, Unit 2 and Unit 3 moved by one pixel. TotalMix: Graphical behaviour of Mute/Solo buttons fixed. DIGICheck: Erase routines added for stop of ASIO Playback level data. (4/2006)

Version 2.4.3.0 (FUT 247): Clicks on some systems at exactly 44.1 kHz playback fixed. P&P routines in TotalMix optimized. (2/2006)

Version 2.4.2.2 (FUT 247): MIDI Timestamps wrong since v 2.41. GSIF audio corrupted since v2.41. Settings dialog: DDS off reverts to previous sample rate. Changes in Firmware 2.47 (Flash Update Tool): Stand-alone MIDI: Fixed ganging of the faders via select. No Sync display with SPDIF at Double Speed operation fixed. (1/2006)

Version 2.4.2.0 (FUT 245): Settings dialog: DDS off reverts to previous sample rate. TotalMix: Third row faders had not been set correctly when in lowest position. Firmware 2.45: Stand-alone MIDI is switched off by default. Activation is done via TotalMix (Flash Current Mixer State while 'Enable MIDI Control' is active). Support for new flash chips. When switching on the Fireface no MIDI notes are sent anymore (Settings). Note: this firmware can not be downgraded - no rollback to a previous version! (1/2006)

Version 2.4.1.0 (FUT 242): Settings dialog: Bugfix DDS sliders acting strange in certain situations. MIDI: Bugfix in GS MIDI. Bugfix in WDM MIDI multiclient operation. (12/2005)

Version 2.4.0.1 (FUT 242): TotalMix: Bugfix third row faders: storing gains > +4 dB did not work correctly. Improved compatibilty to TotalMix files v 2.3. (12/2005)

Version 2.4.0.0 (FUT 242): TotalMix: Fixed small memory leak. Automatic submix selection when activating Monitor Main/Phones. Support for new mixer hardware and stand alone MIDI remote. MIDI remote: Mute and solo buttons were not always displayed correctly. MIDI Remote: Starting TotalMix via a click on the systray symbol refreshes the LC-Display. MIDI Remote: Cursor up/down did not work correctly in Double/Quad Speed mode. General: Current sample rate wasn't always stored automatically. Sample rate stored in registry hasn't been activated on boot. Incomplete reset in Double/Quad Speed operation on driver boot (display error in TotalMix). Multiplier button partially active even with DDS deactivated. New firmware supports stand alone MIDI remote. Improved code to prevent BSODs. (11/2005)

Version 2.3.0.2 (FUT 204): TotalMix: MIDI Remote now reacts on both note off commands. (09/2005)

Version 2.3.0.0 (FUT 204): TotalMix: Performance improved when MIDI option LC-Display is active. Performance improved when Matrix window is open. Tool tip is deleted when the window is closed via ESC. Tool tip is deleted when the mouse is drawn quickly across the window border. General: Limiter in Instrument input can be switched off. 2 sample offset removed on ADAT ports in Double Speed mode. Additional ASIO offset information. Hardware revision displayed on About page in the Settings dialog. Firmware 1.98 fixes single sample clicks and flash update problems. Win 64: The current settings of the Settings dialog are stored in the registry. (07/2005)

Version 2.2.0.0 (FUT 189): No BSOD anymore in case audio system stops due to external overload. TotalMix: Tooltip no longer sticky when 'Always On Top' is off. Systray context menu improved, new entry 'Matrix'. Matrix window titlebar shows current preset. (06/2005)

Version 2.1.0.4 (FUT 189): Error in ASIO fixed (Reason 3). (06/2005)

Version 2.1.0.3 (FUT 189): Error in memory allocation fixed. Error in ASIO Crash Detection fixed. (05/2005)

Version 2.1.0.1 (FUT 189): Improved stability at small buffer sizes (Multiple IRP complete requests, Target MDL too small). Low latency operation improved on problematic computers. Memory consumption highly minimized. Special workaround adresses bug in Ricoh controller, provides significantly lower latency. Playback / Record more stable on problematic machines (unexpected stops). In case of an unexpected stop (no interrupts) the hardware is stopped automatically. Small change in the mme.dll (command restart no longer returns an error code). Improved performance in Double Speed operation (safety buffer). Significantly improved performance in Quad Speed operation (safety buffer). ASIO offset information added for Double and Quad Speed modes. TotalMix: Name of the preset knob is not shown in title bar when loading factory presets. Performance improved when MIDI option LC-Display is active. Firmware 1.89: Start/Stop bug in hardware fixed. 64 Bit driver: as above, plus: Added WDM Speaker Setup and WDM dummy mixer for improved compatibility to game and home entertainment software. (05/2005)

Version 2.01 (FUT 181): Totalmix.exe v 2.0.0.1 fixes a graphic display problem with the tool tips in 'Always on top' mode. Totalmix.exe v 2.0.0.2 adds support for the 9th fader of the Mackie control. The stereo output faders which are set up as 'Main Monitor' outputs can also be controlled by the standard CC 'Volume' via MIDI channel 1. Version 2.01: MIDI Pan Center in third row caused invalid pan bar. Function Reset to Unity Gain fader added via SEL(1-8) + DYNAMICS (button Exit on the BCF2000). Option in Preferences: Full LC Display Support, activates complete Mackie Control LCD support with 8 channel names and 8 volume/pan values. MIDI devices are handled according to their name. Post Send mode: right mouse drag on fader works on the specific fader even when 'Link Fader' is active. Changing fader or pan value via MIDI causes the preset button to flash. Added 'Default' to the title bar when a factory preset had been loaded. Tool tips now stay within the window area. (04/2005)

Version 2.0 (FUT 181): - MME: Added function Pause. MME: Since v1.9 Adobe Audition and Samplitude did not work anymore. TotalMix MIDI compatible to all Limit Bandwidth options. (03/2005)

Version 1.90 (FUT 181): Added WDM Speaker Setup and WDM dummy mixer for improved compatibility to game and home entertainment software (Windows 64 later). Added complete MIDI support for TotalMix. (03/2005)

Version 1.801 (FUT 181): Settings dialog: Names of the input selection changed to Front/Rear. When de-activating DDS the former sample rate will be set. TotalMix bug fixes: Scroll wheel moved wrong faders in scrolled window. Level Meter display on wrong channels after change of the sample rate via DDS. Phantom level display on ADAT 1/2 in third row when changing from DS to Single Speed via DDS. The tool tips now operate correctly even if the window has been made smaller. General: Support for Windows 64 Bit providing WDM, ASIO (32 bit and 64 bit) and GSIF. Note: A 64 bit ASIO driver is required only for Sonar 64. GSIF 64 bit is currently not available in Gigastudio. (02/2005)

Version 1.71: is a partial update: New fireface.exe (version 1.8) fixes flashing wrong unit ('Store in Flash Memory' function) when using multiple Firefaces. TotalMix, 12/16/2004, version 1.71: TotalMix and Matrix Window can be closed using ESC. Moving a fader via scroll wheel will cause the preset button to flash. (12/2004)

Version 1.7: TotalMix: Talkback / Listenback fully functional. Dialog 'Preferences' fully functional. Solo mutes other signals only for the output defined as 'Monitor Main'. Save and load of all 8 presets simultaneously (preset bank). New fader mode 'Post Send' (drag mouse with right button). General (including Firmware 1.66): Modified routines for FW800 detection, fixes incompatibility with Ricoh controller. GSIF: Latency change did not work on-the-fly. GSIF / WDM: Latency change on-the-fly optimized for multi-client operation. (12/2004)

Version 1.6: TotalMix: New dialog 'Preferences' via menu or F3. Dim for Monitor Main can be adjusted. Pan Law can be adjusted. ASIO: Latency change on the fly improved. General: New buffer size will become active on stop. Error handling could cause an error detection and so on. Multi-client MIDI input and output. (12/2004)

Version 1.5: TotalMix: New Submix View. All channels can be renamed freely (right click on label). Phase invert in Matrix via shift-click. Macro activates MS processing (Options). New monitor section with Mono, Dim, Talkback and Submix monitoring (Talkback not yet implemented). Systray Max/Min finalized. ASIO: Changing the sample rate between Single Speed/DS/QS caused DIGICheck to crash. Offset information increased by 1 sample. General (including Firmware 1.64): FW dropout detection for playback and record, featuring automatic correction. Loss of data packets in playback and record mode will be displayed as 'Errors' in the Settings dialog. Automatic re-synchronization of the sample position after loss of data packet in playback and record mode. Fix for DV compatibility. Optimized FW transmission in DS and QS mode. Optimized resources for computers with small amounts of memory. (11/2004)

Version 1.41: TotalMix: A mouse click on the icon in the systray triggers maximize/minimize. Mouse scroll wheel made hidden elements visible. General: Loss of data packets in playback mode is displayed in the Settings dialog as samples per channel. Automatic re-synchronization of the sample position after loss of data packet in playback mode. MME multi-client operation failed when Limit Bandwidth was active. ASIO: Buffer size information changed, now includes AD/DA-conversion. Further improved code for faster ADM reaction. (10/2004)

Version 1.4: Prevents channel swapping when drop outs on the PCI bus occur. Fixes no analog record in master mode when Check Input active and different external clock present. TotalMix: Loopback mode wasn't activated after preboot. DDS did only work in mode 'All Channels'. Flash Update 1.54: Fixes audio clicks caused by MIDI input data. Fixes settings not loaded reliable from the flash on power-up. (10/2004)

Version 1.3: TotalMix: Ignore Position was always active. First installation did not generate Preset 1 (default1.fmx), but an empty routing. *.vl2 files removed. Support for negative coordinates (primary monitor right). Replace channels with empty plates instead of minimizing size (Limit Bandwidth). Support for 18 bit volume values, new file format, loading of old files still possible. Third row faders now allow +6 dB as maximum instead of 0 dB. General: Limit Bandwidth changes the number of ASIO channels. ASIO channel list changes for single speed, double speed and quad speed. ASIO resets added whenever the number of channels changes. Operation of multiple Firefaces: Numbering of the units is now controlled from the driver for all formats except WDM. The unit with the lowest serial number now always equals 'Fireface 1'. (09/2004)

Version 1.2: Added firmware check and warning notice. Improved workaround for Windows XP SP2 and FireWire 800. Improved performance on computers with missing controller initialisation. Settings dialog: New default settings after driver installation. FireWire bus load can be reduced by switching off channels (Limit Bandwidth). DDS: 32 kHz added. TotalMix: Channel limitation is displayed in real-time. Port borderlines were not drawn correctly in the Matrix. ASIO: ADM did not work after first usage. Input latency report changed (2 samples offset). Output latency report changed (66 samples offset). GSIF: Bug in double speed mode fixed. MME: 32 bit float is no longer signalled as supported. Warning messages added for missing FW interface functions. Operation of multiple Firefaces: Buffer setting synchronized. Improved FW access routines prevent crashes. MIDI inputs did not work. (09/2004)

Version 1.1: Added workaround for Windows XP SP2 and FireWire 800. ASIO: Input/output latency is reported correctly to the host (64 samples playback Safety Buffer). Lost Buffer Detection in Samplitude/Sequoia 8 fixed. Noise at start of Cubase2/Nuendo2 removed. Channel Status display for analog and ADAT inputs removed. General: Hundreds of other small improvements (08/2004)

Version 1.0: Initial release. Includes MME, WDM, GSIF 2.0, ASIO 2.0, TotalMix. (07/2004)

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Mac OS X Driver

Version 2.64, current firmware 1.69 / 2.70: Fireface Settings: DDS dialog added again. Bugfix: MIDI driver freezes if Fireface is switched off in standby mode. Minor changes in memory management. Sample offset increased in Double and Quad Speed mode. Bugfix: Sometimes the audio driver freezes when starting audio playback in Mac OS 10.6. (10/2009)

Version 2.63, current firmware 1.69 / 2.70: Support for Snow Leopard and 64-bit kernel. Settings program modified (DDS removed, sample rate setting added). New bitmaps in TotalMix. Bugfix TotalMix: TotalMix sometimes crashed on start. New loading mechanism of Settings and Mixer via the Fireface Agent (located in /Library/LaunchAgents). (09/2009)

Version 2.62a, current firmware 1.67 / 2.70: - Bugfix Fireface Settings: Memory leak and multiple start fixed (PPC version). Fireface 400 Settings dialog: Pad channel 3 and channel 4 were reversed. Fireface 400 TotalMix: Groups of selected faders can be controlled by the device's rotary encoder. TotalMix checks whether the window position is visible or not on any of the attached displays. New routines to use the DDS dialog as efficient as possible. In Slave mode the input sample rate is reference for CoreAudio. This changes the driver's behaviour compared to earlier versions. When using more than one card the driver prevents invalid states (for example different sample rates in Slave mode). (07/2008)

Version 2.61, current firmware 1.65 / 2.66: - Bugfix Fireface Settings: Memory leak and multiple start fixed. Intel version only. (06/2008)

Version 2.60a, current firmware 1.65 / 2.66: - Bugfix Fireface 400 Settings: Pref. Sync Ref. SPDIF referred to ADAT(2) input. (11/2007)

Version 2.60, current firmware 1.65 / 2.66: Firmware updates for Fireface 400: MIDI In 2 did not work reliable. One sample offset on SPDIF in Quad Speed mode fixed. Firmware updates for Fireface 800: Behaviour improved with surprise removal (switch off during record/playback). Error in Fw800MBit detection fixed. (10/2007)

Version 2.60 (FUT 1.63 / 2.64): Bugfix Fireface Settings: "SPDIF freq" display did not work. Fireface 400 Settings: Link 1+2, Link 3+4 check boxes added. (06/2007)

Version 2.59 (FUT 1.63 / 2.64): Bugfix Fireface 400: Two Fireface 400 connected to one firewire controller did not work. (04/2007)

Version 2.58 (FUT 1.46 / 2.64): TCO-MTC support added. TotalMix: New MIDI fader remote commands added. (02/2007)

Version 2.57 (FUT 1.46 / 2.55): Bugfix related to the FireWire Error detection. Version number updated (some customers had problems updating the 2.56a driver from September with the newer version of November, which already included the 64 bit adressing fix). Settings and Totalmix should now open with only one click on the dock icons. (02/2007)

Version 2.56 a (FUT 1.46 / 2.55): Fireface 400: Rotary encoder did not work correctly in stereo mode. TotalMix: 'Flash current Mixer state' did not work in x86 version. (11/2006)

Version 2.56 (FUT 1.46 / 2.55): TotalMix: 'Flash current Mixer state' did not work anymore. (9/2006)

Version 2.55 e (FUT 1.46 / 2.55): Settings dialog: The DDS Multiplier did not always work correctly. (8/2006)

Version 2.55 d (FUT 1.46 / 2.55): Fireface 400: Stopping the MIDI driver disabled the rotary encoder. (8/2006)

Version 2.55 b/c (FUT 1.46 / 2.55): B: FF 800 MIDI input did sent double notes. C only x86 driver: In TotalMix the menu item View/TotalMix was missing. (7/2006)

Version 2.55 a (FUT 1.46 / 2.55): Added complete support for Fireface 400. x86 driver: Severe distortions fixed at levels higher than 0 dBFS. (7/2006)

Version 2.42 (FUT 2.47): TotalMix: Third row faders: storing gains > +4 dB did not work correctly. Third row faders had not been set correctly when in lowest position. Improved compatibility to TotalMix files v 2.3. Limited support for double monitor operation. Settings dialog: Fixed cut off text under newer OS X versions. Changes in Firmware 2.47 (Flash Update Tool): Stand-alone MIDI: Fixed ganging of the faders via select. No Sync display with SPDIF at Double Speed operation fixed. (1/2006)

Version 2.40 (FUT 2.42): TotalMix: New menu entry TotalMix with hotkey T. Both menu and hotkeys now also operate with closed windows. MIDI remote: Mute and solo buttons were not always displayed correctly. MIDI Remote: Starting TotalMix via a click on the systray symbol refreshes the LC-Display. MIDI Remote: Cursor up/down did not work correctly in Double/Quad Speed mode. MIDI Remote now reacts on both note off commands. Automatic submix selection when activating Monitor Main/Phones. Support for new mixer hardware and stand-alone MIDI remote. Firmware 2.42: Support for new mixer hardware and stand-alone MIDI remote. (12/2005)

Version 2.30 (FUT 2.04): Limiter in Instrument input can be switched off. Additional offset information for newer units with AK4396 DAC. Hardware revision displayed on About page in the Settings dialog. 2 sample offset on the ADAT ports in Double Speed mode removed. Problem with MIDI driver crashing during certain bus resets fixed. TotalMix no longer uses the MIDI driver permanently. TotalMix LCD support did not work correctly with closed window. Settings dialog is closed when the Fireface is removed. Settings in Settings dialog were not saved when removing the Fireface. Hotkey Command-W (Close Window) added to TotalMix. (08/2005)

Version 2.20 (FUT 198): TotalMix: Performance improved when MIDI option LC-Display is active. Performance improved when Matrix window is open. Firmware 1.98 fixes single sample clicks and flash update problems. Added firmware revision check to Settings dialog. (07/2005)

Version 2.01 (FUT 183): MIDI Pan Center in third row caused invalid pan bar. Function Reset to Unity Gain fader added via SEL(1-8) + DYNAMICS (button Exit on the BCF2000). New option in Preferences: Full LC Display Support, activates complete Mackie Control LCD support with 8 channel names and 8 volume/pan values. The hotkeys Alt and Ctrl plus number (load preset) now also support the keys of the number block. Changing fader or pan value via MIDI causes the preset button to flash. Added 'Default' to the title bar when a factory preset had been loaded. (04/2005)

Version 2.0 (FUT 183): Fix for the MIDI input, which in some cases did not work. This happened seldomly when additional FireWire units were connected to the FW bus. TotalMix is now completely remote controllable via MIDI. MIDI driver: 3 digits of the serial number are added to the device name. The first device is always the one with the lowest serial number etc. (multiple unit operation). MIDI driver no longer hangs when switching off the Fireface while MIDI playback is active. Plug and Play behaviour improved. Recognition of FireWire bus resets and of added or removed Firefaces. MIDI Setup updates correctly even when switching on/off the Firefaces while MIDI record/playback is active. MIDI playback and record operates correctly after such a process even without a manual restart. TotalMix: Post Send mode: right mouse drag on fader works on the specific fader (only on this specific fader!) even when 'Link Fader' is active. The hotkeys Alt plus number (loading user preset) did only work in german country setting. (03/2005)

Version 1.3 (FUT 1.66): TotalMix: Support for the new numbering scheme. The button 'Unit 1' is always the Fireface having the lowest serial number etc. Channel names are listed in the Preferences dialog. The automatic saving of menu settings and of the default mix did not work. The hotkey T did not work. Window states of the mixer program are now correctly stored and restored. Fixed: Start behaviour of TotalMix when using multiple units. Settings dialog: Support for the new numbering scheme. The first tab is always the unit with the lowest serial number etc. Mic 9 phantom power did not work (since version 1.2). Inputs 1/7/8 changed to Front/Rear. Fixed: Start behaviour of the Settings dialog when using multiple units. Loss of data packets in playback and record mode will be displayed as 'Errors' in the Settings dialog. General: Fixes for several situations where a kernel panic occured: repeated switching off and on of a unit, repeated switching off and on of multiple units, and both with active playback. Bug fix control of the host Error LED: could cause a kernel panic. FireWire dropout detection for playback and record. Automatic re-synchronization of the sample position after loss of data packet in playback and record mode. (01/2005)

Version 1.2: Driver compatible to firmware 1.66. New TotalMix: Talkback / Listenback function. New dialog 'Preferences'. Solo mutes other signals only for the output defined as 'Monitor Main'. Save and load of all 8 presets simultaneously (preset bank). New fader mode 'Post Send' (drag mouse with right button). Pan Law can be adjusted. New Submix View. All channels can be renamed freely (right click on label). Phase invert in Matrix via shift-click. Macro activates MS processing (Options). New monitor section with Mono, Dim, Talkback and Submix monitoring. (12/2004)

Version 1.1: Numerous situations which could cause a kernel panic are now processed by the driver so that kernel panics are safely prevented. Newly programmed Settings dialog and TotalMix, featuring Auto Load, Dock Lock and Auto Remove. Improved communication via the FireWire bus solves clicks at lower CPU load and in Double/Quad Speed operation. Safety Offset reduced to 32 samples (was 64). Maximum buffer size increased to 2048. Stream channel names improved and enhanced for multi-device operation (DP4). Latency report includes AD- and DA-conversion. Installer no longer changes the Permissions of the Extensions folder. Deactivating DDS reverts back to the original sample rate. Scrollwheel support for TotalMix faders and pans. (10/2004)

Version 1.0: Initial release. Includes Core Audio, Core MIDI, TotalMix. (10/2004)

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