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Zounds! Truly fine news. Thanks in advance. We’ve all been listening for this one. Good luck on a smooth rollout!
Without presumptuously preempting the unmatched support team at Bongiovi, what is the status of your audio functionality when DPS is turned off and/or Quit and/or Uninstalled? I assume you’re using a Macintosh. If you haven’t checked already, you can test the status of your audio by uninstalling DPS and Rebooting your Mac, selecting an audio file in the Finder, Control-Clicking it to open the pop-up menu and choosing Quick Look. If it plays and you hear the sound, then your on-board audio is ok. I recommended checking with Bongiovi support within or outside of this thread to work out what precisely is going on, but, if you haven’t already, you might want to uninstall DPS using a utility like AppCleaner (available for free at App Store) which removes an app and all its ancillary files, the reboot and reinstall. Happy trails.
Thanks for keeping us posted! So far, everything is running copacetic. Looking real forward to the Full version.
.014 working fine. One thing of note regarding the Stereo Controls, for what it’s worth: in the Home tab, when checking out vs. .014, the Stereo Controls radio button retained its “On” setting from my previous version (.012). Evidently, something re-initialized because there was only one sphere in the image. When I toggled Off and then On, the double, stereo sphere reappeared. Maybe no big deal, but hope this helps.
I guess because there’s a reference to a “Pro” version on the Support page, the globes in the image are not adjustable and will only be so in the pro version. When will that be available. Sign me up!
In the event, it wasn’t necessary. Lo and behold, yesterday, after posting my question, when I left the forum to access DPS Prefs, before I could even click on the Messages tab, the standard update window appeared automatically. Didn’t even have to ask! I also didn’t think twice but followed the automatic download/install routine with no need for a Restart to activate. Working just fine.
Hey xaqmusic! .012 is improving with age. How can that be? 🙂
Today’s stupid question, re: the .014 Update – What Message Tab? Where do I have to navigate to to download the update?
Matter of fact, I just used the Volume Boost checkbox to significantly raise extremely low volume in an instructional YouTube somebody made for Python and it served its purpose. Truthfully, now that I’m listening, I think I had to clear out some earwax, because it sounds just fine, now. Go figure. Sorry for any confusion.
FORCED REBOOT UNNECESSARY
Hi. I forgot to mention that when I installed the x.012 Beta upgrade yesterday, a forced reboot was not necessary. I first quit any app which obviously accesses system audio (FCP, iTunes and closed down an open Quick Look audio file that was open) before installing. After the installation which went without a hitch. The DPS icon was in the menu bar like it’s supposed to be so I re-opened up iTunes, FCP and the Quick Look file which had been open. DPS Output Device opened to defaulted Built-in Output and Option/Sound Prefs menu’s Output Device showed checked DPSReflector. In iTunes, DPS toggled on and off as it should, all systems Go.
The only noticeable thing is an attenuation of gain along the entire curve. While the sound quality is excellent it seems that I can’t get the volume loud enough. In the previous version x.011, the clarity and volume were noticeably there. Even at half gain, the music was loud. Now, not so much… and this goes for headphones and the onboard 17″ unibody MacBook Pro speakers. Is this my imagination? Still, this is one awesome product.
Thanks, for new beta release, Joey. Volume persistence, neat. Visualizer is the EQ histogram? I’m really liking the gui usability of the new EQ controls. At some point will you return readouts in numerical values to the histogram and Bass, Treble and Stereo controls? (Go. Release.)!
Oops, my bad. Forgot to remove formatting before cutting and pasting text; Take II:Thanks, Dan! 2.0 installed ok, no freezes, whatever. Logged in as well. Test tone copacetic. Strangely, enough toggling DPS On mutes the sound. Toggling 2.0 improves the sound (amplitude in any case.)! I tested several times and I’m positive the FX were reversed.I then ran Audio Hijack Pro to see if I could record the toggle testing for you guys. I was able to but when I stopped the recording in Hijack Pro, I lost all sound, system wide!Then .Zip compressed DPS vs. 1.07, Uninstalled the new Bongiovi DPS vs. 2.0 successfully and, as I’ve had to do when experimenting and lose system sound, Logged Out and In (Restart is not always necessary.)Back in the saddle after the Login, I opened up iTunes and verified that audio was ok.I then kept it running (not scientific, I know. Live dangerously) and re-installed DPS 2.0. It loaded toggled On, and sounded great (as uzual) so I toggled DPS Off, verifying that DPS 2.0 works!!! I’m listening to Ernie Watts and Chick Corea, 4Tune, as I type (highly recommend his work on outstanding Kurt Elling album with Lawrence Hobgood tribute to John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman’s album on Impulse. Highly – if you’re into jazz, that is.)I went looking for DPS 2.0 install test, but there’s probably a counter file which recorder it running once.First look at new Prefs? I’m really impressed – also with your default configs. It’ll be fun to fool around with the features!Notes:1. when that strange reversal was happening I tried to pipe the sys sound through Audio Hijack but wasn’t able to before the sound crashed, so here’s the reccording, FWIW, but the signal did not route through DPS Reflector.2. Do I detect a definitive improvement in fidelity between vs. 1.07 and 2.0? Signal (music) and separation sound to be much cleaner and clearer, with more substantial midrange.Thanks and hope this helps.
I’m a longtime DPS user and evangelist and happily just started beta testing vs. 2.0. The first time I installed 2.0 there were a couple hiccups (toggling DPS On and Off was reversed. When toggled On DPS was not active and vv. and when I tried to run Audio Hijack Pro to record the phenomenon, with DPS running I lost all system sound.) So, I uninstalled and reinstalled vs. 2.0. EVERYTHING WORKED JUST FINE.
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