OS X driver 1.2b0 (BETA)

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  1. Eugene Gavrilov

    Eugene Gavrilov kX Project Lead Programmer and Coordinator

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    hi :)

    1.2b0 (BETA) version is finally out.

    Changes:

    * Fixed kernel panic introduced in 1.1b1
    * Fixed treble and bass issues [caused by invalid EQ preset]
    * Added support for power management
    * Added command-line utility 'kxctrl' (similar to Windows version). All features except SoundFont management are supported
    * Added command-line utility 'edspctrl' (similar to Windows version). It uploads FPGA firmware into E-DSP cards (E-mu 1616, 1212, 0404 etc.)
    * kX API is partially ported to OS X, thus, it is now possible to write DSP manager applications similar to kX Mixer (Windows). This is work in progress.
    * Added 'kX Manager' application (/Application/Utilities) which currently does nothing. Ignore it : )

    Features:
    * 16-bit or 24-bit playback on most 10k1/10k2 cards (depending on card model)
    * supports up to 8 speakers (configure speaker configuration in OS X 'Audio and MIDI' panel)
    * should support SPDIF and headphones outputs, if applicable
    * supports external modules (LiveDrive)
    * supports hardware-accelerated volume control and mute, but not RemoteIR or onboard volume controls

    Unimplemented:
    * recording
    * SPDIF+AC-3 passthrough
    * 16/24-bit recording
    * kX DSP and routing, no custom DSP effects
    * hot-plug for PCMCIA device (Audigy2 ZS notebook) - surprise removal will probably cause a lock-up or kernel panic
    * any sampling rate except 48000Hz not supported, OS X uses built-in SRC, which is quite good

    Known issues:
    * E-mu E-DSP cards are now supported the same way they are under Windows version of the kX driver. In order to upload FPGA firmware after reboot, open Terminal and type 'edspctrl'. It should initialize FPGA firmware and any dock stations you have. Note that if you reboot after Windows, and you were running Creative drivers, you need to reset FPGA firmware. Type 'edspctrl -reset'.

    Download link:

    kXAudioDriver-1.2b0.dmg

    Please post your bug reports here.
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    E.
     
  2. danricci

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    thanks for new version
     
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    Is this standalone?

    Or do we still need the windows driver installed?

    Using EMU 1212m.

    Don't worry about my post.

    I used the "edspctrl -reset" command and I can hear glorious sound!

    Thanks Eugene!!!!
     
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    Just one more question.

    Is there a balance control?
     
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    Thank You! Off to test Subz
     
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    sorry if this is the wrong place to ask :oops:

    but is there a way to make a file you open that will run this command for you (like a .bat windows file)

    as i could load to dock & set to to run at startup?

    this driver is looking great :drool: no problems so far!

    Thank You

    Subz
     
  7. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    you could probably use apple script for that
     
  8. Eugene Gavrilov

    Eugene Gavrilov kX Project Lead Programmer and Coordinator

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    Îòâåò: OS X driver 1.2b0 (BETA)

    10k1/live distortion: I still need to get from anybody Telemetry results with HALLab.
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    anyone to confirm kernel panics with 1.2b0 + audigy2/audigy?
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    is treble/bass issue fixed for everyone?

    E.
     
  9. danricci

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    I have the telemetry, and send you by e-mail?
     
  10. f0r54k3n

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    PCI kX SB0092 10k2 [df80]
    mobo: P4P 800S-X
    iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5

    works like a charm with the new beta :)

    thank you for your amazing work :)
     
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    On my Audigy 2 ZS + Live Drive! modified:

    Treble and bass works perfectly now.
    I'm using Hear as a mixer for the moment, and everything seams to work ok.

    Just waiting for updates :drool:

    Thank you!

    l0v3r
     
  12. braso

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    Hi, thanks for the driver first, it's really appreciate and i know you work hard for it..
    I have a CT4620 SB LIve, i installed you're latest driver, works great but for 10 minutes only.
    -How can i determine the version driver i'm using, i was running with the 1.1b0 and upgrade to version 1.2b0.
    -I have the same problem, works great for the first 10 minutes and distortion and die...
    -I'm running 10.5.4 JaS
    -If i unload/reload the driver manually , works great for the next 10 minutes..

    Thanks

    Braso
     
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    After some test, I've seen sporadic kernel panic, doing something (files compression, video processing, etc) while listening music... with 1.1b0 the system was more stable.

    l0v3r
     
  14. djsubject

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    none of the other drivers crashed my system here but this one dose :( E-MU 1820m i'm very thank full for all the hard work you guys are putting in!! :) where nearly there :eek: Subz
     
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    What about E-MU 0404USB?
     
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    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    kx won't support any USB devices, but you can try your luck with OSX's own USB audio drivers
     
  17. djsubject

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    by this i guess i could send asio & wave (or Mac equivalent) out to outs 1&2 aswell as 3&4?

    if so dose any one have a simple guide on how to do it? :)

    thanks in advance :)

    PS, i tried to make a new thread but the forum said i dont have rights to post in this forum,

    Subz

    EDIT: Emu 1820m first edition
     
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    Its time to do the math,

    (Earlier response from kX Project) (-) (New waiting response from your news) (=) (Guess everyone)
     
  20. raidolo

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    Hi all !

    I'm running a hackintosh based on kalyway updated to Leopard 10.5.5.
    My card is an Audigy 2 ZS. I've installed the drivers 1.2b0 but i can see just this in the dmesg:

    --------
    kXAudioDevice[0x4364000]::init: --- driver start-up, version 1.2b0
    kXAudioDevice[0x4364000]::initHardware(0x38fa480)
    kXAudioDevice[0x4364000]::free()
    kXAudioDevice[0x4364000]::free_all() - iKX interface already closed
    --------

    And this is the output from the utility:
    --------
    raids-mac-pro:~ raid$ kxctrl -reset
    kX Driver Control Program
    Copyright ? Eugene Gavrilov, 2001-2008. All rights reserved.
    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
    (at your option) any later version.

    Bus error
    --------

    Previously, to use my onboard realtek audio card ( asus p5b mobo) I've used Azalia drivers modifing the plist file with the right VID and it's worked fine. Now I've disabled the onboard audio and i'm trying to use the Audigy...

    Can anyone that has an Audigy 2 ZS help me a little bit with the 1.20b drivers ?

    Thanks a lot in advance.
    Raid.
     

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