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TOPIC: Dirac 2.0 Upgrade - Tips & Tricks

Dirac 2.0 Upgrade - Tips & Tricks 2 weeks 3 days ago #43793

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Dear All,

Here is a summary thread that will hopefully help new updates based on information we've learned from all the thousands of installs out there. This thread has content shared by some end users and we thank all the feedback received from all community members! We'll keep updating as we go along and update the manual as well with some edits. We'll also work with Dirac in the future to improve/simplify the process and prevent some of the pitfalls (E.g. port blocked). Feel free to share if any questions.

Release note logs
04/09/2019: First release
16/09/2019: Adding UMIK-1 tips&tricks + new ports

Compatibility:
- Dirac 2.0 is only compatible with Win10 and Mojave as per their website. Please make sure to use a PC/MAC running such OS. Earlier/newer versions (E.g. OSx Catalina) won't be supported at this stage.
- Older Macs running Mojave may run into some issues with Dirac 2.2.3 version. Please try Dirac Live 2.2 build from here: live.dirac.com/all-released-versions/

Installation:
- Please make sure to keep the default folder as it may affect the ability for Dirac 2.0 server to discover the unit. If you already installed Dirac in another folder than the default one, easiest to uninstall the plugin, You may need to reset the Dirac startup path of the "Start Dirac Live Software" button by do the steps below:
1. Close the DDRC-24/DDRC-22/SHD plugin
2. Go to "My Documents\MiniDSP\xxxxx\user" folder where xxxx is the device name (DDRC-24/DDRC-22/SHD)
3. Delete the preferences.xml and then re-open the plugin to start the Dirac Live software again.
- Please check make sure that a umik-1 is plugged to PC when opening the app else Dirac 2.0 won't discover your miniDSP device.
- Make sure the umik-1 is set to default recording device and that it is correctly enabled in "Control Panel" → "Sound" → "Recording". Make sure that you permit the app access to the UMIK-1 microphone in the Windows 10 Security settings.

Security/Firewall/Ports
- Dirac live uses port 11113, 11115 and 11117, 5000 and 8080. Make sure that your firewall isn't blocking these ports as Dirac bridging app need these two ports to talk between device and Dirac Live. Under Win10, you can check by opening command prompt and type:
netstat -ano | findstr 8080
and
netstat -ano | findstr 5000
If no output, it will be all good. Else, try to close the app which used those ports.

- Under OSx, you can check by opening Terminal and type:
sudo lsof -n -i4TCP:8080 | grep LISTEN
And to test for port 5000:
sudo lsof -n -i4TCP:5000 | grep LISTEN
If no output, it will be all good. Else, try to close the app which used those ports.


Starting Dirac Live:
- Dirac 2.0 is "very" different from an operation standpoint compared to Dirac 1.0. We require a bridge application at the back so we can configure the unit. That bridge server application will ONLY work if you start Dirac live from the plugin using the "Start Dirac live" button. You will NOT be able to discover your unit if you start Dirac 2.0 separately.

Any questions, please start a tech support ticket with our Team (support.minidsp.com). Once again a reminder that it's the official path for all tech support by our team. Thanks for your understanding.

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Dirac 2.0 Upgrade - Tips & Tricks 2 weeks 1 day ago #43815

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What is the difference between hamburger icon Save project and save target curve in Snapshots ?
Each time the curve saved a different file type.
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Dirac 2.0 Upgrade - Tips & Tricks 1 week 6 days ago #43846

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Tomas60 wrote:
What is the difference between hamburger icon Save project and save target curve in Snapshots ?
Each time the curve saved a different file type.
Thank you, Tomas

Hi Thomas,

Don’t quote me but I think the what your talking about is

The target saves the target (response shape that can be used on any measurement)

Project saves the measurements.
It also I think saves whatever the shape of target you have when you hit save project.

Hope that helps some
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