Topic: 12mic standalone AVB operation with Mac
I have purchased a 12mic for what I hoped was a very simple choir recording setup : 12mic on stage via AVB to either Mac Pro Ethernet or Macbook Pro with Thunderbolt 2 Ethernet adapter (Big Sur and Mojave).
For some reason there is no RME AVDECC Controller for the 12mic - and yet there is one for the Digiface AVB - making that appear easily as an audio device. The manual says third party AVDECC Controller software should be used instead.
A search pointed me towards Apple's own AVB util via Terminal, and Hive.
Both find the 12mic - but that's about it - nothing can be routed - everything is greyed out as 'not connectable' and the unit does not show up in Audio Devices.
The 12mic also shows up in Audio Midi Setup under 'Networked Devices' - but if I try to tick the box next to it the unit disappears and the web based connection to the 12mic is interrupted.
Most video's I found about the 12mic show usage in combination with Digiface AVB or UFX over MADI - I have yet to find one showing the 12mic in a simple standalone AVB working setup - which should be possible according to the documentation.
I would prefer not to have to buy a Digiface AVB just to get the 12mic doing that.
Appreciate any help - if this has been covered before my apologies - I haven't found a solution browsing the forum...