Topic: Beta: MIDI Remote for 12Mic and AVB Tool

For users who operate the 12Mic or AVB Tool from a distance (stage box etc.) with MADI connections, the lack of a MIDI Remote control software meant that they had to install a separate LAN cable or WiFi connection just for remote control - and, in most cases, just to set or adjust the gains once during sound check. For this reason, we have developed a separate app, "RME MIDI Remote AVB", which offers basic remote control (analog I/O controls such as gain/volume and phantom power, preset switching etc.).

Usage:
1) Install on a computer that has a MIDI over MADI interface.

2) Configure 12Mic/AVB Tool on device:
- press encoder for menu
- press encoder again for STATE
- rotate to REMOTE and confirm with encoder
- press MIDI softkey
- select input and output corresponding to the MADI format, ie. optical or coaxial
- set MIDI ID

3) In the MIDI Remote AVB application, press "Conf", select MIDI over MADI input and output, confirm each with "Apply". Return to main screen and add device. On the left side, choose the corresponding MIDI ID.

Notes:

- It is not possible to synchronize the entire device state over MIDI, so features such as routing will have to be configured on the device or over the webUI/API/AVDECC. However, since preset control is implemented, users can create complex configurations and toggle between using presets. Keep in mind that loading presets might change settings that are not visible over MIDI Remote AVB, such as clock source, routings, etc.

- "Snapshots", on the other hand, are locally stored on the computer and only include the analog channel controls. This is useful, for example, to store and recall gains for different sessions.

- Hold the [Shift] key while dragging an encoder for fine adjustments.

!!! Requires Firmware 1.4.0 beta or later !!!
Download newest firmware here: https://forum.rme-audio.de/viewtopic.php?id=33265

Download MIDI Remote AVB:

Windows installer
macOS application

We are looking forward to your feedback.

Re: Beta: MIDI Remote for 12Mic and AVB Tool

Great! Can it coexist with the old Midi Remote?
Georg

3 (edited by Max 2021-06-10 11:14:10)

Re: Beta: MIDI Remote for 12Mic and AVB Tool

Great! Can it coexist with the old Midi Remote?

That works in our tests so far. The 12Mic and AVB Tool have their own SysEx header, so an XTC and a 12Mic can also have the same device ID (both devices could have device ID 1, for example).
But please test and let us know if you encounter any issues.

4 (edited by georgob 2021-06-13 09:46:09)

Re: Beta: MIDI Remote for 12Mic and AVB Tool

In my setup xtc, 12mic, 12mic, 
Midi remote for octamic on, avb remote on.
Avb looses its connection after a time and cannot be reconnected.  I have to close and open it again.
Old midi remote is online the whole time.
And Sequoia is recording, sending midi remote play, rec, stop commands.(for use with a punchlight)
Georg

Re: Beta: MIDI Remote for 12Mic and AVB Tool

I could reproduce it (Windows only) - we'll fix that.
-Max

Re: Beta: MIDI Remote for 12Mic and AVB Tool

Great, thanks.
Georg

Re: Beta: MIDI Remote for 12Mic and AVB Tool

It would be great to be able to name the channels.
In my setup the 12mics are for ch 9 to 20 and 21 to 32. I'd like to remember them in the remote, or give instruments name to them.
Georg

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Re: Beta: MIDI Remote for 12Mic and AVB Tool

This is great, a total godsend - nice little bit of software too, maybe even preferable to the aux-device solution! It's very clear visually, super simple to see things in the heat of battle! Is the plan to fully "release" the Midi Remote for 12mic/AVB tool, or is this just a stop-gap and all future updates will be for aux-device only?

One quick question - I can only get this to work using midi port 4 (fireface ufx+ and 12mic connected via coax) - any reason port 3 wouldn't work?