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The following instructions are for downloading the Mackie Real Time OS version 3.0. These files are compressed disk images available for Windows™-based computers and Macintosh™ computers. Choose from the options below for other downloadable files.

Looking for plug-ins downloads?
Please go to our plug-ins downloads page.

Version 3.0 Downloads:
Description Current Version File Format/Size
bullet1.gifDownload the full 3.0 Owner's Manual in .PDF format 3.0 (.PDF / 7.3MB)
OR if you'd prefer to download the Owner's Manual in smaller sections:
bullet1.gifTable of Contents in .PDF format
3.0 (.PDF / 420K)
bullet1.gifChapter 1 in .PDF format
3.0 (.PDF / 2.4MB)
bullet1.gifChapter 2 in .PDF format
3.0 (.PDF / 544K)
bullet1.gifChapter 3 in .PDF format
3.0 (.PDF / 1.7MB)
bullet1.gifChapter 4 in .PDF format
3.0 (.PDF / 1.8MB)
bullet1.gifAppendices in .PDF format
3.0 (.PDF / 724K)
bullet1.gifInstallation Instructions and Disk Images for Windows™-based computers 3.0 Build 224 (.ZIP .EXE / 2.2MB)
bullet1.gifInstallation Instructions and Disk Images for Macintosh™ computers 3.0 Build 224 (.HQX / 2.97MB)

bullet1.gifDisk Images for Windows™-based computers

NOTE: This patch addresses the 16 bit output issue affecting the level to tape when at unity in version 3.0. This patch is for build 224 of version 3.0. It may work with previous versions but has only been tested and approved for build 224.

3.0 build 224 patch (.ZIP .EXE / 1,026KB)

bullet1.gifDisk Images for Macintosh™ computers

NOTE: This patch addresses the 16 bit output issue affecting the level to tape when at unity in version 3.0. This patch is for build 224 of version 3.0. It may work with previous versions but has only been tested and approved for build 224.

3.0 build 224 patch (.HQX / 1,510KB)
bullet1.gif3.0 for 2.0 Users Guide 3.0 (.PDF / 744K)
bullet1.gif3.0 release notes in .PDF format 3.0 Build 224 (.PDF / 100K)
bullet1.gif3.0 release notes in text format 3.0 Build 224 (.TXT / 25K)
bullet1.gifD8B Block Diagram 3.0 (.PDF / 276K)
bullet1.gifHot Keys & Keyboard Shortcuts 3.0 Rev. B (.PDF / 16K)
bullet1.gifInstructions for upgrading the D8B's memory (If your D8B has 32 MB, then no memory upgrade is required. If your D8B has 16 MB and you wish to install two or more UFX cards, you must first increase the memory to 32 MB in order to support the extra automation and graphics requirements. Plan ahead.) Rev. B (.PDF / 172K)
bullet1.gifClick here to download a copy of our previous 2.03 release
getacro.gif.PDF Downloads require Adobe Acrobat© Reader

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Follow these steps if you are downloading onto a Windows™-based computer:

NOTE: The D8B 3.0 disks only install the D8B OS.
In order to install support for the MFX cards (MFX and VocalStudio plug-ins), users must download and install the UFX-MFX Plug-in Kit.

Mackie Realtime OS v3.0 Build 224 Installation Instructions:

  1. Download the .ZIP file d8b3x224_PC.zip (2.3 MB)
  2. Once downloaded, double-click on the file. This will launch the WinZip™ self extraction utility.
  3. The default "Unzip To" directory is set to C:\d8b. If you prefer to have the files extracted to a different location, type the path into the provided text box and then press the Unzip button. Quit the WinZip™ self extraction utility.
  4. Locate the two extracted files, labeled 'd8b3x224 Install 1.exe' and 'd8b3x224 Install 2.exe' on your hard drive.
  5. Double-click on the first file, 'd8b3x224 Install 1.exe', and you'll see a "WinImage™ Self Extractor" dialog box.
  6. Ensure that the Writing On Floppy check box is selected then click on the "OK" button in the upper right corner of the dialog box.
  7. When the "Batch Assistant" dialog box appears, insert a double sided, high density 1.44MB floppy disk into drive A:\ and then press the "OK" button.
  8. When the Winimage™ utility has completed writing to the first disk, be sure to label your disks so you know which is #1 and which is #2. Additionally, be sure not to leave either disk in your floppy drive. If you reboot your PC with the disk in can create problems with your PC. Repeat steps 5 through 7 for the second disk image file.
  9. With the D8B console power supply turned off, insert installation disk #1 into the floppy disk drive.
  10. Power on console power supply.
  11. Follow instructions on D8B control surface. (Note: installer no longer uses VGA screen, typical boot is 30 seconds.)
  12. Place the 2nd floppy disk in drive when prompted by installation software.
  13. Remove the 2nd floppy disk when prompted and power down the console power supply, then power back on.
  14. You now have D8B 3.0
  15. Make sure you read the 3.0 release notes for important information about this upgrade.

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Follow these steps if you are downloading onto a Mac OS™ computer:

NOTE: The D8B 3.0 disks only install the D8B OS.
In order to install support for the MFX cards (MFX and VocalStudio plug-ins), users must download and install the UFX-MFX Plug-in Kit.

Mackie Realtime OS v3.0 Build 224 Installation Instructions:

  1. Download the self-extracting file: d8b3x224_Mac.hqx (3.1 MB)
  2. You'll need Stuffit Expander™ (http://www.aladdinsys.com) to decode the HQX file. Once decoded, a self-extracting file (.sea) will be visible. Double-click on the file to extract the two disk images.
  3. Launch Apple's DiskCopy utility (you may need to download the DiskCopy utility from http://www.apple.com or check the system installations disks that came with your system).
  4. Depending on your version of DiskCopy, either click on the "Load Image File..." button or choose "Make a Floppy" from the Utilities menu.
  5. Locate the image file labeled 'd8b3x224 Install 1.img' that was extracted onto your hard drive.
  6. DiskCopy will prompt you (depending on your version of DiskCopy) to insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive. With older versions of Disk Copy, you may need to click on the "Make a copy" button first.
  7. Once the disk has been ejected from the computer, be sure to label your disk so you know which is #1 and which is #2. Then follow steps 4 through 6 to create the second installation disk from the second disk image file 'd8b3x224 Install 2.img'.
  8. With the D8B console power supply turned off, insert installation disk #1 into the floppy disk drive.
  9. Power on console power supply.
  10. Follow instructions on D8B control surface. (Note: installer no longer uses VGA screen, typical boot is 30 seconds.)
  11. Place the 2nd floppy disk in drive when prompted by installation software.
  12. Remove the 2nd floppy disk when prompted and power down the console power supply, and power back on.
  13. You now have D8B 3.0.
  14. Make sure you read the 3.0 release notes for important information about this upgrade.


Note to Macintosh USB Floppy drive users:

Apple's Disk Copy program will not work using the above method with a USB floppy drive because the menu option "Make a Floppy..." will not be available. You must use Aladdin Systems' ShrinkWrap program available for purchase and trial download from http://www.aladdinsys.com/shrinkwrap/index.html. Once you have ShrinkWrap installed, substitute these steps for steps 3-6 in the above directions.

Invisible.gif3. Launch ShrinkWrap.
Invisible.gif4. Select "Write Image back to Disk..." from the Image menu (command-B).
Invisible.gif5. Locate the image file labeled 'd8b3x224 Install 1.img' that was extracted onto your hard drive.
Invisible.gif6. ShrinkWrap will prompt you to insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.

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Here's a copy of our previous 2.03 release.

Windows™-based computer: Download the .ZIP file D8B2_03.zip (2,236K)

Mac OS™ computer: Download the self-extracting file D8B2_03.hqx (3,004K)

Follow the instructions above

Download the version 2.03 release notes.

The D8B Owner's Manual Addendum is available in .PDF format.

 
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