Topic: Status ADI 96 Pro Software and requests

Hi folks,

for years I'm a very happy user of my ADI 96 Pro. I basically use it for live choir recording (with and without accompanying orchestras) and consider the NLC and especially the ALC invalueable tools for my recordings.

While the unit never failed on me (knock on wood) I am wondering what I would use in case the unit breaks. after all it is now almost 20 years in use - clearly no complaints on my part!!!

Are there newer devices which provide (look ahead) Auto Level Control and which would that be?
Or has Auto Level Control been superseeded by something different/better and what?

Last not least:
I understand the Remote Control software has never been updated to work on current Windows (post Windows XP) systems. Would it be possible to provide the old sources so that e.g. I could try to port them to Windows 10?
Or at least provide the relevant protocoll information so that I could come up with my own remote control?

Finally the ADI 96 Pro sports powerful DSP functionallity. Is it possible to get hold of the old DSP Source Code?
What type of DSP development environment would be required to play with that?

Kind regards,
Michael Gerdau


Re: Status ADI 96 Pro Software and requests

We are still servicing and repairing the unit, so you might enjoy some more years with it even if it breaks.

There is no similar unit from RME anymore, and no other one has Look Ahead.

I just fired up the remote software (1999...) and it still starts under Windows 10. What is your exact problem with it?

We do not release code to the public domain, sorry.

Matthias Carstens

3 (edited by mgd 2019-11-18 12:56:55)

Re: Status ADI 96 Pro Software and requests

Thank you for your response.

My problem with the remote control software is that I seem not be able to install it. I have saved an old ZIP Archive named (730188 bytes) dated 30.11.1999 20:00 with the installation files in it. I seem not to be able to get it to run. I installed the Windows features Legacy components and Windows-Sandbox (hoping it would help) and tried all available compatibility settings (Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) and Windows XP (Service Pack 3 and 2) as well as the WIndows 98/ME and Windows 95 settings). None worked for me.

Are there special settings and/or other features required, or is there a special Installer?

I managed to run the installer from inside Wine. At first glance the resulting adipro.exe seems to run on Windows 10 w/o noticeable problems. I now need to find my USB <-> DB9 cable...

Just want to let  you guys know I did a recording yesterday and using remote control of the ADI 96 Pro with my USB <-> DB9 cable on Windows 10 1909 worked w/o problems.

Kind regards,
Michael Gerdau