Topic: New macOS RME USB 4.01 driver – public beta test
This is an update on our first beta version, see here: https://forum.rme-audio.de/viewtopic.php?id=35063
Version 4.01 has these improvements:
- Added channel names
- Surround/multichannel support added for Audio MIDI Setup
- Added system control of volume for the Babyface Pro (VOL keys on laptop etc)
- works with Cubase 12 (the current workaround for this will be discussed with Steinberg, as all other DAWs did not need it)
Currently supported devices:
Babyface Pro series
UFX+, UFX II
Digiface USB, AVB, Dante
MADIface USB, XT
Current driver version: 4.01. Included TotalMix FX: 1.76beta3. This is a special DriverKit version that is not compatible to previous drivers.
System requirements: macOS 11 and up, Intel or M processor (Apple Silicon)
Installation: Double-click on driver_mac_usbdk_401.zip to expand the archive file to the driver file Fireface USB DK 401.pkg. Installation works automatically by a double-click on the pkg (package) file. Users that tried version 4.0 will not see the Allow dialog and button anymore. All others should get that dialog, and before reboot should check that in Security & Privacy, tab General, the RME driver is allowed to load. If not unlock the settings and allow it. Then reboot computer.
A previously installed kernel extension driver, like 3.27, does not need to be uninstalled. It will be overwritten automatically. After that you could set the system security back to normal, unless any other existing kernel extensions still need reduced security.
To go back to 3.27: easiest method is to drag the Fireface USB Settings app found in the folder Applications to the trash can - only use the Finder for this action. With DriverKit this Settings dialog is 'the app', upon removal all driver files belonging to it will also be removed automatically. You will be asked for permission for the removal of the extensions. If done simply reinstall the former 3.27.
As an alternative we also made a version of the 3.27 driver available that should reliably remove the DriverKit extension during its installation, see link below. The one found on our website for download is not guaranteed to always do that.
Former driver 3.27 with updated installer to remove DriverKit 4.0:
Any feedback is much appreciated.