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Remote control

The miniDSP SHD has the following options for remote control of key runtime functions.

Using the miniDSP remote

The infrared remote control provided with the SHD controls all key runtime functions.

Stock miniDSP remote control


Put the SHD into standby and take it out again.


Mute and unmute audio output.


Reduce or increase the volume. Each press changes the volume by 0.5 dB. Holding down a button will accelerate volume change to 3 dB steps.

Media control
If the selected source is USB, these buttons control audio playback. From left to right, the buttons skip back a track, play or pause audio, and skip forward to the next track.

Dirac Live

Enable or disable Dirac Live filtering. Dirac Live filtering will be effective only on presets for which Dirac Live filters have been loaded.

Source selection

Cycle through the available input sources in order: RCA (unbalanced analog), XLR (balanced analog), USB, LAN (Ethernet), TOSLINK, SPDIF (coax), AES-EBU.

Preset (1 through 4)

Switch to the selected preset. It will take a few seconds for the preset selection to complete while the processor loads the new filters from its flash memory into the DSP.

Using the Volumio web interface

The Volumio web interface can be used to control volume, select input source and select preset.

The input source and preset selection can be accessed either from the menu on the left side of the window or from the icons on the home screen:

Volumio control of miniDSP SHD

Volume control is always present at the lower right of the screen. By clicking on the currently playing item (BBC Radio 4 FM in the example), a larger control is available:

Volumio control of miniDSP SHD

Clicking on the highlighted buttons controls the volume:

Volumio control of miniDSP SHD

To set the size of the volume step when clicking on the buttons, go to Settings and then Playback Options. Scroll down to the Volume Options section, set Mixer Type to "Software" and click Save.

Volumio control of miniDSP SHD

The interface will update to show additional options. Here you can set the volume step size:

Volumio control of miniDSP SHD

Using a third-party programmable remote

A third-party programmable remote can be used with the miniDSP SHD. See this page on our support site for the codes to use:

Programming a Logitech Harmony remote

The miniDSP SHD can be used with a Logitech®️ Harmony®️ remote. The same functions as the stock remote are programmed into the Harmony database. In addition, you can set up buttons for direct input source selection (instead of cycling through input sources).

Harmony remote control of miniDSP


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Android/iOS control app

miniDSP Android/iOS control app

With the addition of a miniDSP Wi-DG Wi-Fi to USB bridge, the miniDSP SHD can be remote-controlled from a phone or tablet running Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad).

For more information, see this application note:

If you're keen to just get started, here are the direct links to the app:


If the USB port is being used for iOS/Android app control via the Wi-DG, it cannot be used for USB Audio streaming.