Topic: Mac DigiCheck NG v 0.90 Beta 5 now available for download
DigiCheck NG is making good progress, with some great news coming up soon. Here is version 0.90 beta 4 which has some significant visual changes and improvements.
One of DC NG's biggest new features is total scalability. But that comes with a price - aliasing. The higher the screen resolution the less aliasing is noticable - and are Macs typcially not at least 2k or 4k? Right. Still you will notice when changing the size of the Spectral Analyzer window that the horizontal lines become uneven thick, a pattern is shown over the whole spectrum. Similarly with the Global Level Meter and many channels squeezed into a small window the level bars will become a bleeded mess. These are two examples, it continous with a user-friendly DPI calculation of window and scale / font sizes of DC's instruments, and the perfect presentation when using the Full Screen option.
Version 0.90 b3 addresses all this. The below download is the app, no installer. You can start it in parallel to the older version to see the differences, or just start it from a different folder to not overwrite the installed DC NG version. The visual improvement is easily visible, especially on older Macs/displays with standard screen resolution (on my MacBook Air with its 1440x900 screen it's just mind blowing).
- reduced flickering of 2 channel peak level meters when using higher buffer sizes
- fixed crash under macOS 10.14 when opening the Input Select dialog of the Global Level Meter.
Updated thread with version 0.90 b5, May 4 2023.
Beta 5 includes several smaller fixes and corrections, plus one bigger new feature: DC NG now can handle monitor refresh rates perfectly, and can also run in other rates as the standard 60 Hz perfectly!
Under Settings (or Preferences in older OS) you can activate a small indicator of the real refresh rate that DC NG runs on, and also set it to use any value between 30 Hz and 500 Hz. Now obviously when your display runs at 60 Hz, setting DC NG to use 300 Hz doesn't change anything - the refresh rate will stay at 60 Hz. If your monitor and computer supports higher refresh rates, like 144 Hz, you can set DC NG to use any rate between 30 and 144 Hz.
In our tests we also noticed that macOS seems to provide the higher refresh rates only for the main monitor. While the second monitor ran physically also with 144 Hz, DC NG did only 'recveive' 60 Hz, so was not able then to refresh quicker.
Setting DC NG to 30 Hz you might be astonished how smooth that looks. This way one can save some CPU and GPU load and extend battery life...
Edit: Version 0.90 has been released
https://www.rme-audio.de/downloads/digi … ac_090.zip
Thanks for trying!