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kX Audio driver for OS X (Leopard and Tiger) released (supports SB/E-MU 10k1/2 cards)

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi!

Maybe not news anymore but, as title says kX Audio driver for OS X (Leopard and Tiger) being released Aug 12. Latest Alpha 1.0b3 features

* 16-bit and 24-bit playback on most 10k1/10k2 cards
* supports up to 8 speakers (configure them 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


jiitee
post #2 of 4
great news for those hackintoshers with sb cards .
post #3 of 4
Great news!
I don't have any need for this driver myself, but am sure there are others out there...
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
1.1b0 (beta) was released Sep 9th.

OSX driver 1.1b0 released (BETA)

Quote:
Changes:

* Fixed noise after 4-8 minutes
* Changed audio channels mapping, you no longer need to remap rear/center+sub channels in 'Audio MIDI Setup'
* Changed volume sliders: added mono 'master' slider, added volume controls for channels 3-8
* Fixed Leopard issue with notification sounds

Features:
* 16-bit and 24-bit playback on most 10k1/10k2 cards
* 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
jiitee
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