Edirol has announced new drivers supporting Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) for 11 current and legacy devices. Edirol posted these drivers on the morning of Tiger’s release, April 29, 2005.
The eleven new drivers include the complete complement of Edirol’s current USB audio and audio+MIDI devices, as well as some legacy devices.
Edirol’s current OS X MIDI drivers require no update to function fully on Tiger allowing USB MIDI Keyboards, USB MIDI Interfaces, Sound Modules, and Hardware Synthesizers (23 models in all) to function with previously compiled drivers.
In addition, a number of Edirol Audio Devices are supported natively in Mac OS X so therefore require no driver update with Tiger, namely FA-101, FA-66, UA-1X, UA-1D and UA-3D.
Tiger improves on the robust audio capabilities of Panther by adding 64-bit audio file support, which effectively removes the 2GB limit on the size of an audio file. This allows a single audio file to contain up to a thousand tracks of PCM or compressed audio in a single file of indeterminate size.
Mac OS X Tiger now allows you to use multiple audio devices together to increase the number of input and output channels. You can combine devices of like sampling rate together, whether via FireWire, PCI or built-in, into a single aggregated device. Set up is easy via Audio MIDI Setup and your new “virtual” device will automatically show up in all applications on the system.
The latest Edirol drivers are located at www.edirol.com/support/drivers.html.