Topic: TMFX feature requests / opinions

I'm sure RME get hundreds of these, but there are a couple things I'd love to see in TMFX which would be so useful!


* The ability to "declare" more than 4 stereo outputs as "headphones" in the control room section. I occasionally use my UFX+ to run 10 or 12 sets of headphones mixes. Currently I can only use the ARC USB encoder to adjust the volume for these 4 outputs. This also applies to monitoring CUEs. Why not allow any and every output to be configured as a headphone out? I'm sure the CUE monitoring can be done with Groups, but I'd love to see it implemented more simply (ie, in "ARC & Key Command Settings").

* Talkback - let me assign more than one input as the talkback mic. Currently I have to use a crappy little Behringer mini mixer to sum two or three mics together!

* Listenback - the current implementation isn't really useful. It should be a latching, multi-mic system separate to talkback completely. Again, like the headphone cues I can use Groups to make this work, but it's not elegant, and the light on the remote works "backwards!" (ARC USB light is on when LB is deactivated, because I'm automating a mute on and off). This fantastic little project (https://forum.rme-audio.de/viewtopic.php?id=34204) would also be fantastic with it. Auto Talkback is a disaster waiting to happen for me (I know for many it's superb, but I'm extremely grumpy!) but auto Listenback... Yes please.


And following on from that - why not a bigger remote!! At £100 or so, everyone with an RME product should have the ARC USB remote - it's fantastic - but I'd pay five times that for a 50 button version with a few extra features (maybe including level readouts, a couple more encoders for headphones).. It'd be amazing for 5.1, 7.1, Atmos monitoring too.

A guy can dream!


Anyway, I know it's just an opinion, but I figure if I don't write it down somewhere.. TMFX is so flexible, I guess I'm just surprised when I hit the limits!

Re: TMFX feature requests / opinions

Hi Camilo1,
I'm the maker of ControlPilot that you mentioned.
For Auto-Listenback, have you tried to use my Auto-Mute feature?
For your 'backwards' problem, I could easily integrate an optional "Listenback" light in the HUD for the selected mute-group.

Re: TMFX feature requests / opinions

I just came to the forum to check if we could have more than 4 Phones outputs. It was only after a busy session that I realized that the band members that had their phones on a regular output were not hearing my talkback mic!

Logic Pro X 10.6. Mac OS X Catalina. MacBook Pro 2014 (4 core i7), 16 GB RAM. RME Fireface 802 x2.

Re: TMFX feature requests / opinions

Camilo1 wrote:

but auto Listenback... Yes please.

Version 0.9.2 of my app has now a custom listenback reverse lighting mute group and of course it can be automatic. smile

Re: TMFX feature requests / opinions

soundflix wrote:

Hi Camilo1,
I'm the maker of ControlPilot that you mentioned.
For Auto-Listenback, have you tried to use my Auto-Mute feature?
For your 'backwards' problem, I could easily integrate an optional "Listenback" light in the HUD for the selected mute-group.

I've not tried this yet, but I absolutely will! Looking forward to having a go.

Re: TMFX feature requests / opinions

stormy wrote:

I just came to the forum to check if we could have more than 4 Phones outputs. It was only after a busy session that I realized that the band members that had their phones on a regular output were not hearing my talkback mic!

You can route TalkBack to any physical output in totalmix - they all have the option under the little spanner!