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  1. scintilla

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    Yes. I have tried everything. I tried using default and soundflower too. It has to be a permission issue with Coreaudio or something. The TASCAM does show up as a device in the pull down menu for both backend and input. Its so frustrating. This machine is too old to move to Big Sur, so I will keep working on things in Catalina as I think of them. I don't get why the RME would work so easily but this TASCAM won't.
  2. scintilla

    HQ Player

    Ok, I got a working Catalina driver from TASCAM for the UH-7000 operational now and I still can't seem to pipe PCM into HQP as a souce. My chain is this: Live PCM source (48k, 24b) from Accuphase FM tuner into TASCAM Digital Inputs 1 and 2, set to "Monitor Computer 1 and 2", I have Audio Midi configured for sound input from the TASCAM and I can get see input from the System Preferences Sound set up window so it is reaching Coreaudio. What I can't get is HQP to allow me to set the input to the TASCAM and get anything playing. I have tried output to my NAD M51 DAC as normally configured or back to the TASCAM, a configuration that works with Puremusic. What else can I try here?
  3. scintilla

    HQ Player

    Thanks, Bob. I will play with it again tomorrow. I feel like once a long time ago I passed Electromagnetics, I should be able to figure this out, right?
  4. scintilla

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    I have been toying with building/buying a fanless media PC to run HQP EC modulators and also madVR for dynamic tone mapping for my projector. That’s probably the best overall solution. Then I can send the output to an NAA on the network to whatever DAC I end up with. Ive been looking at the Zotac Magnus boxes but I am unsure if the i7 9750H will handle the 7EC.
  5. scintilla

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    Loopback doesn't work in the configuration that I have tried using it: running out of Purevinyl and into HQPlayer with Loopback providing the throughput. Yes, HQPlayer has microphone permissions. Loopback wants to use both Purevinyl and HQP as sources and won't let me chain them directly. I tried using soundflower as a throughput but that didn't work either. Today I got Purevinyl working with the UH-7000 in a Mojave virtual machine running under Catalina. I suspect that Purevinyl working as a DAW makes this easier. An HQPlayer instance recognizes the UH-7000 but I still can't get an input or output to work. It does not appear to be working as a DAW. I can't seem to invoke the permissions for microphone in the Mojave VM instance and it is probably a setting due to the VM configuration that I have yet to conquer. For now, I will bifurcate my signal paths to Roon--> HQP--> NAD M51 via coreaudio/HDMI for file playback and streaming, and Turntables/Tape/CD/FM-->7000-->Purevinyl-->7000-->NAD via AES/EBU as I have been using for some time. It is a bit clunky but it works. Reverberate core as a plugin provides convolution of the same RC filters used in HQP. Again, the goal is to eventually go Turntables/Tape/CD/FM-->7000-->Purevinyl-->HQP-->NAD via coreaudio/HDMI and the reason for that is so that room correction convolution and upsampling can be done by HQP for everything. Although atm I am limited to 192k PCM, I will be moving to Holo Spring 2 or May at some point this year and going DSD 256. The reference RME does look good though. If they update it with the new AKM 90 series chip I will consider it an option for DSD direct. Thanks for the input guys. Also, just to note why I am doing all this: UH-7000 driver broke with Catalina. Tascam is working on a new driver, but until it is finished, these are bricked without workarounds. Also, Catalina broke Purevinyl; Rob is working on a new build. Both run under Mojave for now. My desktop is on Catalina and I can't roll it back without data loss. I did not have a time machine backup due to an internal drive failure that required me to break the fusion drive and go external SSD for OS.
  6. scintilla

    HQ Player

    Loopback doesn't work. RME Pro is $US2000. Although that may work, it is definitely a major expense after I already spent on my UH-7000s. For that kind of money I could have a Holo Spring 2.
  7. scintilla

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    Neither have I. HQPlayer isn't the problem. UH-7000 is.
  8. scintilla

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    It appears that it is a driver problem with Catalina. Can I use desktop on my Air running High Sierra and send to client on my iMac and then output to coreaudio HDMI? The workarounds necessary for Catalina are so ridiculous. They buggered up the USB busses so badly. OK, IO can see that won't work either. So, I guess I am stuck with Purevinyl on High Sierra for all inputs and outputs until the drivers are updated for Catalina. My goal was to be able to enjoy HQPlayer upsampling to DSD256 for everything except vinyl. I haven't figured out a way to pipe Purevinyl out to HQPlayer in. I Ilke Rob's RIAA and 78 correction curves. I realize that I could import RIAA filter into HQPlayer for cascading with my RC filters but thats more work than I want to undertake when Rob already did the heavy lifting. Sigh. Another day, another Apple fubar.
  9. scintilla

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    Hi Jussi, I am only using one interface at a time. But I am also not getting any sound/signal to appear in HQPlayer. This is what I am trying to do: rca analog into-->A/D 7000--> into HQP--> out coreaudio/iMacHDMI/thunderbolt adapter to DAC/HDMI digital (44.1 cd and 48 tuner)-->AES in 7000 ---> HQP out coreaudio/iMac/HDMI/thunderbolt adapter to DAC/HDMI I will separately use the 7000s for Purevinyl. So far I am not getting signal. This is probably a user error, but I have no idea what I am doing wrong.
  10. scintilla

    HQ Player

    I'm having some difficulty reconfiguring my system using digital interfaces for both analog and digital input. I have a pair of TASCAM UH-7000s. I have been using one as an interface for Purevinyl which functions as a DAW. So the corrected signal goes back to the interface and out AES/EBU to my DAC. For a different table dedicated to 78's and other analog (tape, tuner) and digital input (cd player) I was using a TC Electronic Impact Twin, which I am trying to retire because MacOS no longer supports the drivers. My desire was to use the second 7000 for the second phono input with Purevinyl (once Rob finally finishes the Catalina version) and run line-level and digital inputs to HQPlayer and out to my DAC. Based on initial experiments, HQPlayer doesn't want to share the CoreAudio bus for inputs and outputs. The USB input on my NAD M51 recently failed, so my USBridge is useless to provide a NAA endpoint becaue the HDMI output doesn't seem to carry audio. I can get a DigiOne I guess. Am I missing something here? Jussi? What's the simplest way to get my analog and digital inputs into the iMac for processing by HQPlayer and out to my DAC? Using Desktop 4.5 on 2012 iMac i7.
  11. Interesting. So, I guess the i9 is an option, but my machine is 5 feet from my listening chair, so that could be a problem with fan noise. I'm inclined to think the Pro is going to be available at discounts soon as Apple prepares for a new product cycle too. A refurb pro isn't much more than a loaded i9 right now and if it also has enough clock speed to handle ASDM7EC at DSD256, that's enough for me. And it would be silent. Big if tho until someone tries it. The i9 clearly bests the Xeon 8 core on single-core benchmarks. How that plays out in real life remains to be seen.
  12. What about the 3.2 Xeon W 8-core that ships with an iMac Pro? It looks like no CUDU offload with the AMD video boards. i'm looking at the improved cooling with the ability to dissipate 500W and comparative cost vs. a fully loaded iMac and if that W processor could be overclocked at all might be able to handle the ECs unles it truly is just a matter of clock cycles/speed. How has the i9 iMac been working for you Jussi? I need a new box to replace my late-2012 i7.
  13. It sure would be great if BluOS supported multi-channel file playback over network though. I have all these multi-channel music files in Roon to play and no way to get them into my HT receiver unless I buy a NUC or A/V pc to provide HDMI out.
  14. I'm afraid that I can't help you yet. I haven't yet done sweeps, I merely got a signal flow that output sound through the plugin and out to HQPlayer. Once I get a chance to do sweeps I will post my results.
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