a new firmware is available for the Fireface UC. Version 88 fixes: In Quad Speed operation SMUX4 did not work. The mic gain fader position of channel 1 sometimes changed on ASIO start. In QS mode the analog input channel 1 (mic) did not work correctly.
We released firmware 91 which fixes problems with the pitch fader and SPDIF output channel status.
We also released a combined Mac driver for the Fireface UC (version 1.14), that should work in 10.5 32 bit, 10.6 32 bit and 10.6 64 bit.
Fireface UC: Firmware 112 fixes a problem in stand-alone mode where the sample rate was not set correctly (note: 111 is shown as up-to-date in the FUT, disregard that).
Windows driver 0.959 adds official support for Fireface UFX with TotalMix 0.91. The Fireface UC will use TM FX as well starting with this driver.
Attention Fireface UC! The former TotalMix autorun entry is not deleted by the driver, therefore has to be deleted by the user before (or after) the driver update. Remove the entry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\FirefaceUsbTray2 = firefaceusbmix.exe
The most easiest and safest way to do this is to double-click on the file
remove old mixer autostart.reg
which is found within the driver archive. Windows will then remove the autostart of the old mixer. (Note: if you downloaded the driver before please download again, the reg file is now included).
Babyface Mac/Win: Firmware 1.79 activates Zero Crossing detection for the microphone gain stages (reduced clicks when changing gain with audio present), and removes a small bug in the USB core that fixes several compatibility issues, like compatibility to Mac OS < 10.5.8.
Fireface UFX: The DSP firmware has been updated from 110 to 111. Compressor/Expander were in stereo mode not coupled reliably, so worked in dual mono mode instead.
The latest driver is now 0.983 (Windows) and 1.58 (Mac). Lots of changes and improvements for FF UC, Babyface and UFX, see driver readme. The Direct USB Recording feature of the UFX is now officially released.
New drivers have been released:
Windows USB 1.01
They bring a new TotalMix FX and new features for the UFX (as announced in this forum before, with DSP firmware 141).
Lots of news! New Win USB driver 1.019. New Mac USB driver 1.65. Both include TotalMix FX 0.963, several fixes, and support for the new Fireface UCX. This comes along with an updated firmware for the UFX (DSP 147) for Mac and Win, with further improvements and fixes.
The new Mac USB series driver 1.66 solves a small but annoying problem for the UFX and UCX: if the system sample rate is 44.1 kHz and the unit has been set to a different one (for example in stand-alone mode), then booting the Mac with the unit attached the sample rate was not set to 44.1 kHz. Fixed.
Windows 8 includes a new USB driver called xHCI (which also adds native USB 3 support). Our current USB driver crashes during installation under Windows 8. The soon to be released driver 1.020 should be fully compatible with Windows 8. If you want to (and can) try:
Mac USB driver 1.72 is now available on our website. It includes some nice changes: Supports multi-user operation, Changed buffer handling for 10.7.4, Fixes channel order in 10.7.4 (UFX), Installer signed for 10.8. The latter means that we tested the driver successfully with the current version of 10.8, but will not officially call it 'compatible' unitl the final OS has been released by Apple.
Windows (1.024) and Mac (1.73) drivers including TotalMix FX 0.983 have been uploaded to our website. The new Mac driver also fixes a problem of distortion/noise that occured only on some machines, and sometimes only after a longer time of usage.
Mac driver 1.75 fixes wrong channel order for the UFX (reintroduced in 1.73), has TotalMix FX 0.984, and fixes a TM disconnect problem after sleep under 10.6.8.
Mac USB driver 1.76 is highly recomended for use with 10.8 and up, as it fixes several issues that had been reported in this forum, plus some others:
- Workaround for playback problem after sleep
- Bugfix crash when turning the encoder of UC/BF while the computer -
- Fixed clock domain prevents the unnecessary use of sample rate conversion in multi-unit operation (Aggregated Devices)
- Red button in the Settings dialog closes the window
- Change: Device was sometimes not removed when disconnecting it under 10.8. This also caused wrong sample rates and playback device settings on reconnection.
- Further improved setting of the former sample rate on reconnection.
- Internal stream IDs optimized
- TotalMix FX 0.985: Bugfix disconnecting the UFX caused slow reaction when then other RME USB devices are connected. Open GL is now allowed to use alternative renderers.
We released firmware 201 for the Babyface, adding stand-alone mode and Class Compliant mode (iPad!). The firmware update tool also includes firmware 117 for the UC, which fixes an internal loopback problem with the ADAT channels.
Firmware 203 turns the flashing instrument input LED (which many people did not like) into a constantly lit one, but with reduced brightness. Only in CC and stand-alone mode, in normal operation the LED is off as before. Also a bug in the Mac firmware has been fixed that caused distortion on echo/reverb.