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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Stops measuring after upgrade to OSX 10.9
« on: January 27, 2014, 07:00:02 PM »
It is certainly much better. Memory usage is much reduced, but there is a slow creep upward. With Meter Bridge, XY Plotter, O'scope, and Octave Band windows running, memory started out a bit under 43MB and has gradually crept up to 111MB after an hour. Interestingly, for half that time the Toolbox windows were covered by other applications, and so not redrawing though Toolbox was running, and for that period no memory increase occurred. At the moment, there is no audio signal input, so meters aren't "moving" but memory is still ticking upward (meter windows are visible).

OS X 10.9.1, Mini with Core i7 and 16 GB RAM. Same behavior on 2009 Mini with Core Duo and 8 GB. Doesn't seem to be related to the audio interface in use, same with built-in I/O as external USB interfaces.

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Stops measuring after upgrade to OSX 10.9
« on: January 15, 2014, 06:51:18 PM »
I was monitoring 2 channels on the US-1800. It is repeatable on any of my Macs under OS10.9 on any input. Procedure: start Activity Monitor and look at memory. Start Toolbox, new project, select Built-in Input and start it, open Meter Bridge or any other window, and watch Toolbox memory go up. The more windows open, the faster.

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Stops measuring after upgrade to OSX 10.9
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:49:37 PM »
Watching in Activity Monitor, with Meter Bridge, Oscilloscope, Octave Analyzer, and X-Y Scope open, Toolbox increases memory footprint by about a megabyte per second. Meter Bridge uses memory faster than the rest. Related to window redraw frequency?

Be not on the bleeding edge, guys. My location recording laptop is on Snow Leopard. It HAS to work.

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Stops measuring after upgrade to OSX 10.9
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:14:08 PM »
Toolbox crashed after about 3 hours under Mavericks. Memory leak maybe? It had allocated 3.7GB before it halted and was shut down. Crash log attached.

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Interface not found
« on: December 13, 2013, 11:07:58 AM »
 :-D Happy to report TASCAM has released new drivers for their US-xxx interfaces which add Core Audio support as well as the previous direct "bit-accurate" type. The Core Audio interface works with FEAT and other App Store applications.

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Interface not found
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:39:31 PM »
The other apps I use with the interfaces came from the App Store, so they would presumably be sandboxed. If I open the demo of Toolbox from this website, it recognizes both interfaces, so I can confirm the diagnosis. With luck, TASCAM will address the issue in the Mavericks drivers.

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Interface not found
« on: October 23, 2013, 08:14:59 AM »
To complicate matters, Apple has released Mavericks OS, and TASCAM is revising drivers for the US-xxx series interfaces. This may or may not resolve the problem with Toolbox. :roll:

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Interface not found
« on: September 06, 2013, 04:00:59 PM »
The version 2.0 driver is not compatible with OS 10.8. As mentioned, the Toolbox update is not compatible with OS 10.6, so I had to update the OS, and that forced an update to the TASCAM 2.10 driver. The 2.0 driver works with the old MacOS and old version of Toolbox, but since I've updated everything else, I can't really go back to Snow leopard on the older Mac, and the new Mac *requires* 10.8.

The US-800 seems to use a different software structure. I tried installing it to see what it is like, and it does not install a driver in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/HAL/ like the US-1xx series and the US-1800 do. I presume the US-800 has newer firmware which doesn't require installing a plug-in.

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Interface not found
« on: September 02, 2013, 06:13:28 PM »
Latest TASCAM software is version 2.10 from their website. It doesn't matter whether any other software is running or not. I've tried running other apps which use the interfaces and then launch Toolbox, and I've tried cold shutdown and boot running only Toolbox. Toolbox never sees either TASCAM.

The annoying thing is, Toolbox was working on the older Mini under OS 10.6.8. The AppStore updated Toolbox automatically, without notice that the new version was not Snow Leopard compatible. That pushed me to upgrade the OS to 10.8, which forced an update to the TASCAM software, along with a bunch of other stuff. Now everything works except Toolbox and of course old apps which relied on Rosetta.

But the new Mini which shipped with OS 10.8 has exactly the same issue, and with both drivers for the US1800 and the US1xx series. Whatever broke must be in the code specific to OS 10.8.

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Interface not found
« on: August 20, 2013, 04:53:42 PM »
The problem is still present with 10.8.4 and Toolbox 3.4. Admin account. I haven't tried setting up a non-admin account. I'll try that and see what happens.

If I set up a new aggregate interface such as "Built-in I/O" of built-in i + O, it appears immediately in Toolbox. Likewise if I plug in a generic USB i/f like an iMic it appears, but neither TASCAM USB interface appears in either of the Minis. Unplugging and re-plugging the TASCAM has no effect.

Each Mac had the OS installed from scratch, so there ought not to be any weird extensions in common. The odd thing is, no other app is having a similar problem, including iTunes, Audio MIDI setup, Audacity, Logic Studio, Garageband, Audio Test, or Fuzzmeasure (trial version), nor does there seem to be any interaction between apps.

Your US-800 is OK with the latest software (2.10)?

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Interface not found
« on: August 11, 2013, 09:00:07 AM »
Hello? Anyone home?

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Interface not found
« on: June 25, 2013, 10:06:08 PM »
I was last using version 3.1.2 with OS 10.6.8. The TASCAM software went from version 2.00 to 2.10.

Attached is HALLab info on the US-1800, FWIW.

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Interface not found
« on: June 25, 2013, 03:56:36 PM »
The app was downloaded from the App Store. I don't know of any restrictions. FEAT worked properly on the older Mini before the upgrade of the OS and app. The TASCAM interfaces appear in Audio Midi Setup, Logic, Audacity, and GarageBand. FEAT finds my composite "Built-in I/O" interface and Soundflower. Same behavior on a a new Mini which shipped with Mtn Lion, so it appears to be 10.8 / 3.3 specific.

If there are any tests you'd like me to try, I'm happy to help.

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Interface not found
« on: June 22, 2013, 08:38:31 PM »
I just upgraded my Mac Minis to Mtn Lion, downloaded V 3.3 of FEAT, and new drivers for my TASCAM interfaces (US-144mkII and US-1800). Everything but FEAT recognizes the interfaces and works properly. The interfaces do not appear at all in the I/O device list. Same problem on two Macs upgraded at different times. Any ideas?

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Electroacoustics Toolbox / Re: Calibration settings mics
« on: January 12, 2013, 10:41:25 PM »
Calibration correction and smoothing (1/24 octave - 1/3 octave, see Fuzzmeasure) would make FEAT useful for published microphone and speaker measurements, the primary reason I bought the software.

For design work, FEAT is fine. The data is accurate and useable. It just isn't what people outside the laboratory are used to seeing. For publication, I have to correct for my calibrated mic's response and perhaps other anomalies in a given test setup, and the "noise" at high frequencies needs smoothing since it is an artifact of the test chamber and differences in polar pattern between DUT and calibrated mic.

Another vote for this feature request.  :-)

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