Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020
The Notepad v2.0.4 update package for Mac released June 2020 includes an improved installation process for the Control Panel and Firmware Update utilities, and is designed to work with the latest MacOS security features. The new package, marked [CURRENT] is compatible with MacOS versions 10.12.x through 10.15.x. Note that for older OS versions than 10.12 you may need to download the previous version of the package, which is marked [PREVIOUS]. The mixer firmware v1.09 is the same in both packages. For full information and installation instructions, please download and read the Release Notes document from this page before commencing installation.
The software includes two components:
- Firmware Update Utility – this allows early version Notepads to be updated to the latest v1.09 firmware which includes the broadcast style Ducker (side chain compressor) feature, designed for independent content creators. Depending on which Notepad is connected, users can select up to four mic pre channels as threshold triggers to “duck” the USB audio return when they are speaking. This allows an independent content creator to have music or gaming audio playing back on their computer through their USB to the Notepad, and when they speak, automatically duck that USB audio return during speech, returning to previous levels shortly after they stop speaking.
Control Panel application - allows the selection of available inputs to feed the USB bus to computer workstation software, and control of the threshold and triggers for the Ducker.