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  • #63997
    MtB
    Participant

    hi guys;

    just wondering, its almost a year (release of the 10.9) some users, including yours truly, started having trouble with the DPS. and with the upcoming 10.10 and nothing on the 2.0 alpha/beta, I am wondering, is it time for me to start looking for an alternative to the DPS which I truly love.

    thanks.

    #64008
    xaqmusic
    Keymaster

    Hey, t.

    We do have some news in this area.  First, I’d like to apologize to the forum as a whole for not showing my face here more often this year.  A LOT of really cool things have been going on for DPS, especially in the hardware consumer electronics area.  I wish I could fill you guys in more but there is a lot of confidentiality to consider.  Let’s just say I’ve racked up a ton of frequent flyer miles.  And I extend many thanks to Bongiovi team members Dan Rice and Joe Beaty and all of the forum members like Jim Boden who contribute their own free time to helping DPS users.

    Regarding our progress on DPS 2.0:  I tested the first official alpha version yesterday!  We are about a week away from getting a version out to the forum for testing.  Here are some of the features…

    • Completely redesigned GUI (see this thread) that is SKINNABLE!  You can create your own look and feel by replacing a few png files, editing a config file and dropping in your own font.  I see a contest on the horizon 😉
    • Dynamic Stereo Enhancement
    • New structure for adding profiles (especially for Windows users).  Just drop them in the appropriate folder.
    • Re-vamped audio processing code that is more efficient, more accurate and sounds better.
    • Real Time Frequency Analyzer

    The Windows version will be available first.  When we are all happy with the changes then we will port to Mac.  Not only does this save us a lot of work, it will give us a chance to understand Yosemite better in parallel to the Windows beta program.

    Regarding Virtual Audio Drivers:  Basically, Microsoft and Apple have personally told us, in no uncertain terms, they do not like virtual audio drivers  (VAD) and they will not officially support them.  This may seem strange on the outside because our Windows driver is based on a Microsoft-supplied example virtual audio driver for XP and Apple users have relied on Soundflower for years.  Well, I think the answer lies in Digital Rights Management (DRM).  Technically, a VAD can steal music or other audio in perfect fidelity.  This bypasses all of the complex DRM controls the record companies and movie studio have put into place with the cooperation of Apple and Microsoft.

    With that being said, our VAD for Mac was somewhat (but not completely) broken in Mavericks.  After months of dealing with Apples driver support team, they eventually told us we are on our own.  We have more details on that in various forum threads.

    Yosemite

    Out initial tests are a little bit encouraging.  Some of the glitches on some computers have been minimized in release D4.  If you have trouble with the driver not loading, see this thread. Each release from Apple exhibits different behavior so we are watching it very closely.

    Windows 8+ 

    Our Windows driver sent us down a similar path with the Microsoft driver support team which ended in a similar statement.  At least for Windows, our driver works fine and causes no problems.  It just can’t be used by computer manufacturers.  Microsoft looks a little better since they have a solution in the form of an APO if a manufacturer wants to use DPS in their next product.

    Future of VADs:  Now that we know VADs are not viewed favorably by OS developers, we are actively looking for alternative ways to deliver DPS sound to our users.  We will always provide our VAD as an option but perhaps there will be other methods of integration in the future.  Keep in mind, it is no problem to add DPS to an application.  The issue has to do with affecting all of the sound on a computer.

    Please let me know if I can clarify anything!

    #64007
    rnadeau6299
    Participant

    Sign me up please!

    #64006
    jimboden
    Member

    Hi Joey:

    Good to hear from you. That’s a very interesting story about Apple and Microsoft. When you’re ready to release the Windows Beta of 2.0, count me in. I’m on Windows 8.1 64 these days.

    #64005
    xaqmusic
    Keymaster

    Ok, folks.  An alpha test version of DPS 2.0 is available for intrepid Windows users: Click Here

    #64004
    MtB
    Participant

    as always, when u have something I can test for 10.10 let me know 🙂

    but hey, please, dont keep us waiting 😉

    #64003
    MtB
    Participant

    hi guys;

     

    any news you can share with us, poor mac users, regarding to the 2.0 development?

     

    t.

    #64002
    xaqmusic
    Keymaster

    Yes!  Our primary focus is now DPS 2.0 for OSX.  We solved a few audio issues that were vexing us recently and are now building an installer so you may test on your Mac.  Here are a list of features that are in place for OSX:

    • Audio processing is now compatible with the expanded headroom of OSX Core Audio.
    • Stereo enhancement features are working properly
    • Issues with conversion from bgv2 to bgvx profile format have been resolved.
    • New 30 band audio visualizer is working and looks great!
    • All UI controls are in place and work properly
    • Volume Boost level is now same as 1.0.7.

    Screenshot 2015-11-26 09.36.37

     

    Happy Thanksgiving Day from your friends in the USA!

    #64001
    MtB
    Participant

    sign me up for the alpha / beta test please (:

    #64000
    mattr
    Participant

    Any word on the Mac OSX installer? Can’t wait to get this fired up.

    #63999
    xaqmusic
    Keymaster

    The app is running great but we are still working on the installer.  These are just fiddly issues around permissions, installing the kext and such.  We’ll have this worked out soon and get you guys a version to test!

    #63998
    xaqmusic
    Keymaster

    Bongiovi DPS 2.0 for OSX is now ready for testing!

    Click Here to Learn More

    #64900
    tlancev2
    Participant

    New to DPS and like so far. I have tried but can not seem to find any info on the commercial version – date of release? price?

    Thanks for the work and any info!

    #64901
    Dan Rice
    Keymaster

    tlancev2 –

    We’ll be making an announcement on that topic soon.

    – Dan Rice
    DPS Support

    #64902
    xaqmusic
    Keymaster

    I think everyone deserves a progress report on the topic of DPS full version availability:

    We are currently in the process of bringing customers who have purchased DPS 1.x into our new system so they may receive their free upgrade to DPS 2.0. At the same time we are completing the full version features in the DPS software so everyone will have access to our 100+ custom profiles in an easy-to-use browser inside of the application. We don’t have an exact date on availability though we aim to have this completed in August. This is subject to change as the needs of our OEM customers may impact our development schedule. After our current paid customers have upgraded we will open up our online store (here at bongiovidps.com) for everyone to purchase DPS 2.0 full version. Check back here for updates!

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