Topic: Bugs in TotalMix FX when using the ARC Encoder
I have run into several bugs in TotalMix FX when using the ARC Encoder and the Fireface UFX. First, here is my setup:
Computer: Mac Pro 2019 running macOS Ventura (13.4)
The original ARC (not the USB model)
Firmware on the Fireface UFX:
TotalMix FX Version 1.83 macOS (1)
Fireface Settings 3.41 (1)
Firewire driver: V3.41
In TotalMix FX, under the following menu items,
Options/ARC and Key Command Settings/ARC and Function Keys:
I have set the Default Encoder Function to "Volume Main (Default)".
As long as Speaker B is not selected, adjusting the volume using the ARC
encoder works as expected. The volume changes in 0.5 dB increments when the Encoder on the ARC is rotated, and the "Main Volume" is displayed correctly on the UFX screen.
However, whenever Speaker B is selected (whether by using the ARC or by selecting it in TotalMix) the volume changes in 1.5 dB increments and is NOT displayed on the UFX when rotating the ARC Encoder. Note that
rotating the volume knob directly on the UFX does work properly, since
the volume changes in the expected 0.5 dB increments and is shown
correctly on the UFX display screen. This means that there is a bug
in either TotalMix FX or in the UFX firmware.
There is another bug when the Default Encoder Function is set to either
"Volume Main (0.5dB)" or "Volume Main (0.1dB)". In this case, the
changes in volume are NOT displayed on the UFX screen at all when the ARC encoder is rotated, and this applies whether Speaker B is selected or not.
I was wondering if the RME software developers are aware of these bugs,
and if we can expect a fix in the next release of TotalMix FX?