OSX driver 1.1b1 released (BETA)

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  1. Eugene Gavrilov

    Eugene Gavrilov kX Project Lead Programmer and Coordinator

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    hi :)

    1.1b1 (BETA) version is finally out.

    Changes:

    * Fixed noise for 10k1 based cards

    Features:
    * 16-bit or 24-bit playback on most 10k1/10k2 cards (depending on card model)
    * supports up to 8 speakers (configure speaker configuration in OS X 'Audio and MIDI' panel)
    * should support SPDIF and headphones outputs, if applicable
    * supports external modules (LiveDrive)
    * supports hardware volume control and mute

    Unimplemented:
    * recording
    * SPDIF/AC-3 passthrough
    * 16/24-bit recording
    * kX DSP and routing, no custom DSP effects, SDK and API
    * hot-plug for PCMCIA device (Audigy2 ZS notebook) - surprise removal will probably cause a lock-up or kernel panic
    * any sampling rate except 48000Hz not supported, OS X uses built-in SRC, which is quite good

    Known issues:
    * E-mu E-DSP cards are supported, but their FPGA firmware is not uploaded by default. If you are using Hackintosh, you will need to install kX driver, ensure audio is OK and reboot into OS X, this way FPGA firmware will be preserved and you will get audio.
    * When installing under Leopard, you may need to reboot after you run the installer, because leopard won't load driver KEXT file, or reload the KEXT by using 'sudo kextload -t' command.

    Download link:

    kXAudioDriver-1.1b1.dmg

    Please post your bug reports here.
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    I also updated our 'Donation' page. Thanks to CEntrance, Inc., the company I'm currently working for, it is now possible to donate by using any VISA or MasterCard card. Just follow this link and 'add to cart' kX Driver Donation item. You will be able to choose the amount of money you wish to donate and proceed to check-out.

    Russian users may also with to donate by using WebMoney or Yandex.Money systems. Detailed information is found here.

    And I would like to thank people who have already donated to the project!

    E.
     
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  2. djccutta

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    Emu 0404 Recording?

    Thanks for the drivers good work but how long will it be before we can record with the emu 0404 Pci can u let me know thanks.
     
  3. Oxtie

    Oxtie Active Member

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    This is fast :) 1.1b0? think you ment 1.1b1 :)
     
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  4. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    fixed ;)
     
  5. Oxtie

    Oxtie Active Member

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    Ka BOOM! :)
     
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    You sir are a legend. I have just this very minute donated $10 to your project, in the firm belief that you will have mic-in working soon :)
     
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    can we get source?
     
  8. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    parts of the Windows version of kX are under NDA from creative, so I'm assuming the same is true for the OS X version, it other words, probably no
     
  9. Oxtie

    Oxtie Active Member

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    It is very strange that you got the source in the first place (from Creative), why will they want to give something important that comes under "NDA" to a freelancer? Could it be that you guys were big time "old" customers or fans of Creative? or perhaps their developers and this project's developers were close friends? ;)
     
  10. Max M.

    Max M. h/h member-shmember

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    >>parts of the Windows version of kX are under NDA from creative
    >It is very strange that you got the source in the first place

    here i should stress that "parts under NDA" does not mean "the source code got from Creative". Just for it to not be read ambiguous (i've already read some funny and sad myths/rumours about kX on that).

    >why will they want to give something important

    It's nothing important there (just a few unsignificant docs). Finally, why cannot they be interested in 3rd party development to get their stuff a bit more widespread (even if it's just a little)?
     
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  11. Oxtie

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    First post says "From" and also "Parts" however you stress that its "not from" anyways, So they are "finders keepers" sort of thing, E discovered it and if other want, they should find it on their own "home work school boys" ;) (as they didn't come from Creative dudes) :D

    Guess that makes perfect sense to hide something as "few insignificant docs" :rofl:
     
  12. Max M.

    Max M. h/h member-shmember

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    It says "NDA from Creative" not "parts from" one ;)

    The "covered by NDA" is a good, simple and proofed method to immediately stop off a quite useless (and sometimes frustrating) discussion on "sources, sources, where're the sources" ;) (while actual reasons are much more wide and complicated than just "NDA" - one (if interested) can search for earlier threads to see).
     
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  13. Oxtie

    Oxtie Active Member

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    Neh, I prefer fruits rather then going for the roots :) I'm not a programmer, it would be useless for me anyways ;) thanks for the infos (gets the brain updated right)
     
  14. Eugene Gavrilov

    Eugene Gavrilov kX Project Lead Programmer and Coordinator

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    thank you! )
    I will be working on recording as soon as I fix panic issues...
     
  15. Eugene Gavrilov

    Eugene Gavrilov kX Project Lead Programmer and Coordinator

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    all user-level components of the driver for OS X will be opensource, GPL-covered
    kernel-level components are shared between Windows and OS X (HAL library), and this library is my own code based on Creative Labs NDA-covered documents, and thus cannot be released opensource.
    and there are several additional issues with opensource development mentioned by Max and discussed in this forum earlier...

    E.
     
  16. Oxtie

    Oxtie Active Member

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    Still wondering how they gave you those NDA-covered docs... (maybe they give docs but you've to do the code working from scratch like mister E) :duh:
     
  17. Eugene Gavrilov

    Eugene Gavrilov kX Project Lead Programmer and Coordinator

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    Still wondering how they gave you those NDA-covered docs...

    well, I just signed the NDA : )
    E.
     
  18. Oxtie

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    Ohhhh, that makes me a fool for not logically thinking obvious... :D
     
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    :D
     
  20. Oxtie

    Oxtie Active Member

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    ...hmmm, still how it must have happened? you signing the docs with CTs? and they allowed you on NDA so easily? was there some sort of qualification test? your credits mention plenty of dudes (incl. CT dudes). It all happened virtually? lol (Russia is far away from Singapore, though emails are not...) Most of all how they trused you :D
     

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