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Bluaudio updates D8Bridge MCU Emulator for D8B to v1.1

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Bluaudio has released version 1.1 of D8Bridge, software that converts your old Mackie D8B digital mixer into a modern, full-fledged DAW control surface.

D8Bridge communicates directly with your D8B mixer using its "Console Data" port via a custom serial cable. When a user touches a knob, a fader or a button, the software converts the commands into a more modern universal control protocol. This protocol is the "Mackie Control Universal" and it's compatible with most DAW software available on the market.

The Mackie Control hardware units have 9 faders total, 8 channels plus one master fader. To be able to use all of the D8B's 25 faders, they are emulating 3 complete units. It's like having 3 MCUs in one big box.

Changes and Updates in version 1.1:

  • Fader routine/calculation redone for smoother operation (and fixes fader jumps).
  • MCU init routine working now! (Fixed Cakewalk Sonar Compatibility).
  • Pans are cleared out when D8B booting (might cause weird pans and such).
  • Unmapped buttons now don't send "RecRdy Off" anymore.
  • A lot of minor cosmetic changes here and there.
  • Complete rewrite of the meter bridge routine (Faster, no more flicker).
  • Added "Fast Faders" option (undocumented d8b feature!).
  • Added automatic launch of DAW software (just add your DAW path in DAW.TXT).
  • Added Select Hold for automation write (disable motors/fader touch emulation).
  • Added support for channel display / assignment (the 2 digits now is 100% MCU).
  • Changed the 5 seconds delay to a OK box in "Test Leds".
  • Added "MCU Init" LEDs state in main window.
  • Two "format" will be available for the application, 32 and 64bit.

For more information, please visit our web site: www.bluaudio.org/d8bridge

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