Topic: TotalMix Volume Control for Windows (Latest Release: v0.5.0)
I've developed an application called TotalMix Volume Control in C# for the Windows platform. The application application allows you to use OSC to control the master volume and dim of your RME interface using the Windows volume keys.
You can check out the project here: https://github.com/fgimian/totalmix-volume-control You can always get the latest version on the Releases page at https://github.com/fgimian/totalmix-vol … l/releases.
Please see the README of the project for instructions on use. If you encounter any bugs or issues, feel free to post in this thread or open a GitHub issue (preferred).
I'll be updating this opening post when I release a new version to make it easier to track.
Main features as of v0.5.0 are as follows:
Runs in the background (small footprint, 30 MB memory and basically no CPU usage)
Tracks changes that you make to the master volume using the hardware or your mouse in TotalMixFX via drag and drop
Replaces the functionality of your volume up/down keys on your keyboard to adjust volume in 1% increments
Provides fine volume adjustment of 1% when you hold the Shift modifier and use the volume up/down keys
Provides the ability to dim the master volume using the Mute key on your keyboard
Can be configured to start on boot (which is done via the registry)
Almost all aspects of the application are configurable via a JSON config file
Bonus: Why should I use this over TotalKeyMix?
You may wonder why this is worth using over TotalKeyMix. Firstly, I think it's incredible that Stevie has put his time into offering a method to set the volume and to my knowledge it has been the main option up until now.
Ultimately, I wanted more precise control via OSC and avoiding the use of MIDI also means that there's no need for further driver installations. I essentially just wanted to go little further with the idea and make it super simple for anyone (including myself) to setup and use.
For completeness, here's the link to TotalKeyMix if you want to check it out! https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=42686
Bonus: Why should I use this over Nix?
A fantastic product called Nix was developed late last year (hopefully inspired by TotalMix Volume Control) and may be found at https://www.bsound.co.nz/tools-nix. Nix offers many additional features that TotalMix Volume Control doesn't have and is even lighter on resources.
There are several features which Nix doesn't offer that TotalMixVC does so I encourage you to try them both and see which fits your needs. I may attempt to incorporate a few of Nix's features in my application in the future (in particular control over additional outputs like headphones).
We all work differently, so pick the tool that works best for you!