BCD2000 MIDI OS X Universal Binary 
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 08:22 PM - Mac, BCD2000
I have just finished building and testing the Universal Binary driver for the BCD2000. So now you should be able to use the BCD2000 on your PowerBook, iBook, iMac and PowerMac, as well as your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or Mac Pro. As always, you can find the download link over at the "Links" box on the right.

On other news, I've been working on a GUI for MIDI Rules, which should make setting up Traktor a bit easier. After that's done being polished, I'll release it and write up the HOW-TO for getting Traktor up and running with the BCD2000 on Mac OS X.

Right now, though, I'm being rather intrigued by how audio works on the BCD2000. My pleas for documentation have fallen on deaf ears at Behringer (you'd think they'd be a bit more supportive when you're doing them a favor like this one), so I'm staring at hex dumps from USB Snoop on my Windows machine trying to figure this stuff out.
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BCD2000 for MacOS X 
Monday, January 8, 2007, 10:00 PM - BCD2000
First of all welcome to my blog. This is where I'll be keeping you posted on whatever it is I'm working on at the moment, and anything else that comes to mind.

My first subject is Behringer's BCD2000. When it was released about two years ago it was rumored that MacOS X drivers would be released by the end of 2005. Rather than waiting for those to appear (which they probably won't) I decided to have a go myself. The result is quite good, if I say so myself. It works, which is more than I expected.

Currently only MIDI in and output works. Audio does not. That means you can control Traktor the way you would on a Windows computer, but you won't hear anything through the BCD2000's audio ports or record anything trough them. You can still, of course, use other audio outputs, built-in or external, that do work with MacOS X.

Right now the MIDI input and output are should be identical to the Windows driver in B-DJ mode. Which means a reasonable amount of pain is implied when trying to configure Traktor for the BCD2000. Basically, the same hack that works for Windows (using MIDI-Rules and a loopback device, in our case Apple's built-in IAC) is also required for Mac. I hope to incorporate similar functionality inside the driver in the future, eliminating the need for the hack. For now, this will have to do. A more detailed guide to setting this up will be posted sometime later this week.

For now, only an Mac Intel build is available. I'll try to get a working PPC build up by next weekend. You can find the latest download link on the right hand side. Also, feel free to comment.
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