Topic: ADI-2 Remote Pre-Release: Step 2, Windows (for ADI-2 DAC)
ADI-2 Series Remote – Windows public pre-release
After the successful release of the ADI-2 Series Remote for macOS and iPadOS, see here for all details:
a first pre-release of the Windows version is now available. Although labelled beta it should be very final and not have any major issues. As with the macOS and iPadOS version currently only ADI-2 DAC is supported (all hardware versions), because that unit has the most users. Support for ADI-2 Pro and ADI-2/4 Pro SE is prepared and will follow as next steps.
How does it work?
The ADI-2 DAC needs a new firmware version. FPGA v80 adds a MIDI I/O port that uses SysEx messages to send and receive data and commands. Compatibility issues are not expected, but the unit's menu also includes a setting to disable the MIDI port (Remap Keys / Diagnosis, MIDI Control).
An updated DSP software v55 handles the communication with the app.
For this MIDI port to be available in Windows the latest driver version 0.9824 or higher must be installed (link below).
The ADI-2 Remote app (currently DAC only)
The app consists of several main pages: first one per output (Line Out, Phones Out, IEM Out), followed by the Toggle button, then a general Device page with all channel unrelated settings, and a PEQ Editor that can be used to edit, save or load PEQs without changing the currently active EQ (listen to music while you play with it…).
The app is interactive and fully synchronized. Change the volume on the unit or in the app – both will stay in sync. When toggle mode is active and Toggle is hit the current channel page will change accordingly. Same when plugging/unplugging phones when Mute vs.. is active. Etc. If no DAC is found the app enters Demo mode, so anyone interested can have a look. In fact it is possible to create or edit PEQs even while offline, and load and save these from/to disk.
The app itself has two Settings available directly from the app menu. One disables the automatic change of shown output page. The other one enables to load up to 20 PEQs simultaneously into the unit via a Setup file. This is a nice feature for copying device states quickly between units, but usually users want to have full control what to load and then only load one or the other PEQ to specific slots – that’s why this option is off by default.
Also please note that Setups can not be downloaded or stored in bulk. It is possible to load an existing Setup into the app, modify it, and store it back into the unit. But only a single one, so one after the other.
Still something missing?
Apart from support for 2 Pro and 2/4 Pro the app misses the Status Overview screen/info. This feature will be added later.
Help file included!
Although the app should be easy to use and self-explanatory - if something is unclear please read the included help (German and English).
The app uses the same graphics engine as DigiCheck NG, so the same system requirements apply: Windows 10 or higher, and a graphics card that supports Direct3D 12. This might exclude some older computers even when running Windows 10, for example with Intel integrated graphics HD4600 and HD4000. The DAC needs firmware 80/55 or higher, and the driver must be MADIface series 0.9824 or higher.
Windows Firmware Update Tool (FUT): https://www.rme-audio.de/downloads/fut_madiface_win.zip
Windows MADIface series driver: https://www.rme-audio.de/downloads/driv … _09824.zip
Windows app with installer, v0.95 beta: https://www.rme-audio.de/downloads/adi2 … n_095b.zip
Set of example files with 18 PEQs as Setup and as single files, to load into the editor and/or app:
https://www.rme-audio.de/downloads/adi2 … efiles.zip
Note: these 18 PEQs are also included in the app, they can be loaded from the menu.
Have fun and enjoy your summer holidays!
Edit: Update to v 0.95 beta is explained in post 39.