The miniDSP processor is configured with software running on a PC or Mac.
Download the miniDSP software¶
If you purchased your processor directly from miniDSP, your software will be available from the User Downloads section of the miniDSP website when your order ships. To access the download, you will need to be logged into the website with the account you created when purchasing.
If you purchased your processor from a miniDSP dealer, you will receive a coupon together with the product. Redeem this coupon at this page:
The User Downloads link is visible from the drop-down menu at the top right of the website:
Navigate to the miniDSP Device Console section and select the download according to your platform: Windows, macOS with Intel CPU, or macOS with Apple ARM CPU.
Install the miniDSP software¶
Install on macOS¶
Double-click on the downloaded miniDSP Device Console-x.y.z.dmg image file to open it. (The version number x.y.z embedded in the file name will change over time.)
Drag the miniDSP Device Console application icon to your Applications folder.
- To run the miniDSP Device Console, locate it in the Applications folder and double-click on it. To make it easier to run in future, right-click on its dock icon and select Options -> Keep in Dock.
The macOS version of miniDSP Device Console is installed for all users on the computer.
Install on Windows¶
- Double-click on the downloaded MiniDSP Device Console Setup x.y.z.exe installer to run it. (The version number x.y.z embedded in the file name will change over time.)
Install the miniDSP UAC2 USB Audio driver:
- Start miniDSP Device Console.
- Navigate to the Settings screen and select Check USB Audio Driver: If the UAC2 driver is not installed, Device Console will offer to install it. If you have previously installed the miniDSP UAC2 driver but it is not up to date, Device Console will offer to install the latest version. In either case, click PROCEED. Note: we recommend that you accept the default installation location.
The first time you run the miniDSP Device Console and the Dirac Live application, you may see a Windows Firewall warning such as the one below. Ensure that "Private networks..." is checked and "Public networks..." is not checked. Then click on "Allow access." This warning dialog may appear more than once.
The most recent miniDSP processors require the UAC2 driver to be at least version 5.40. If you have difficulty with the UAC2 driver or control panel, use Check USB Audio Driver to make sure that you have the latest version.
The Windows installation of miniDSP Device Console is for a single user. If it needs to be run in more than one account on your PC, it will need to be installed for each account.
Download and install Dirac Live¶
(This is only needed if your processor has Dirac Live activated.)
Download the Dirac Live application for your platform from Dirac Research. On macOS, double-click on the diraclive-latest.zip download if your browser did not unzip it.
Double-click on the downloaded installer to run it. It will be named diraclive-latest.exe on Windows and DiracLive v3.x.y Setup Darwin on macOS (the version number x.y will change as updates are issued). We strongly recommend that you accept the default installation settings.
Do not run the application from the installer, as it must be started with the Start Calibration button in Device Console.