Just a point of clarification here, if I may.…because FM is kinda withering on the vine because the developer is trying to make a living with his other (quite interesting) iapps.
That seems rather drastic. If the device wants to operate at a better sample rate, it should! As long as it's a class-compliant USB hardware device, we should be OK. I'll be communicating with the miniDSP folks as well to ensure everything's behaving itself with FM as well.Now on my iMac with Mavericks 10.9.2 installed:-
I cannot get the UMIK to function. MiniDSP are being very helpful, but ultimately I believe it will take a hardware change to 44.1K to make this device Java/Mac friendly.
Could you elaborate on this? You have to understand that a normalized impulse response will peak at 1.0 at the peak of the impulse itself. That won't necessarily normalize the ETC graphs or frequency response graphs.On brief tests exporting from FM to REW the graphs are significantly different.
I'll stay tuned.I haven't had time to repeat the quick Export/Import tests I did but I will.
I'm not familiar with much havoc from my end. CoreAudio is a fairly stable system that hasn't changed very much if at all over the past few years.I am not sure it is fully On Topic in this thread though. Perhaps another thread on the havoc which is being wreaked throughout the audio community by Mavericks?
Glad to hear it. Honestly, as long as hardware works with CoreAudio it should work with FuzzMeasure trouble-free.I am 100% certain that the UMIK-1 and FuzzMeasure are working perfectly on Macs.
That's a real bummer, and I'm not sure who is at fault, as I'm not familiar with the matter.The UMIK-1 is a regular USB device, but this does not guarantee function with REW on Macs. REW also fails to function at anything other than 48K, although not always. REW also doesn't work even with class compliant interfaces which are more than 2 Channel USB, or Firewire of any size.
For what it's worth, Java's runtime should be maintained by Oracle, and I believe they're the ones doing the work to make sure it runs well on PCs. I don't believe they put the same level of effort into maintaining it on OS X.Chris, REW is a Java app. It works fine on PC's and I presume Linux machines etc. all of which implement Java as it's designers specify. Apple have not complied for a long time, thus the problems and the workaround of this thread.
That's not how it works in practice. OS X moves to the beat of its own drum, and Java needs to keep up. I'm sure there's a two-sided arrangement in place, and for some reason it's not functioning as we'd like.That's interesting Chris. However, to my knowledge, there are things in OSX treatment of Java which are not compatible with the Java specs. As the purpose of Java is to be a mulitplatform, ahem platform, surely it behoves all of OS's to comply with one central set of specs. I mean, it makes little sense to include Java compatibility in an OS, but leave out or disobey certain aspects. Windows and afaik Linux treat it with re (spec)t and REW works perfectly.
Distortion is an environmental thing. You're either seeing distortion in your measurements, or you're not—this isn't "configurable." I'd say that if you're seeing those distortion peaks, then you might want to look at your signal chain to see why it's distorting to begin with, and measure until it mostly disappears.BTW, Chris and Bob, I have been trying some Export/Import tests. When I force both apps to run at the same Sample Rate, despite REW's protests, i.e. 48Khz the 32 Bit WAV Ex/Im seems to mostly work fine for most graphs. The only flaw I see is that the distortion pre-images are missing in REW. I am fairly sure these used to transfer across before Mavericks.
I will test further but will PM both of you with anything interesting as I believe this is a tad Off Topic.
I just wanted to reinstate the probability that capturing on FM and viewing in REW, on Macs seems still viable.
I expect the Distortion thing to be a small fix or perhaps some parameter I have overlooked.
We do find examples of REW working at 48K, e.g. after an Import. But it won't communicate with properly with an interface running at 48K, with or without the workaround. I am guessing that this new 'broken' behaviour could well be due to changes caused by Mavericks.Apple's Javasound implementation only appears to work for devices that operate at 44.1k.
( Currently,), there is not a single report of a user, successfully running this software/hardware combo ( REW-UMIK-1 ) on a Mac using Mavericks as the OS, ( there are many, many negative reports ) .Hi everyone - first time posting here Hopefully I have the right thread...
I'm new to REW. I was hoping to use REW with a Mac (running Mavericks), a UMIK-1 mic, and a HDMI connection. I understand that this is currently not possible - is this correct? (I would be using these in combination with SoundFlower and LineIn).