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Android Master Fader V5.0 experiences
« on: December 29, 2018, 04:56:12 AM »
As the title indicates this post is about the Android version of Master Fader V5.0 and nothing else! Other versions (iOS, Mac, Windows) will post separately.
For those of you not in the Software industry a few points of history. Android was specifically designed for the ARM processor platform by Google and open-sourced. The
development platform as is common on most software developments may not be run on the actual target processor. This has been nothing "exotic or unconventional" as some of you
imply, since the mid 1960. Mackie's and Apple's development platform has been the macOS (Intel based) for iOS (ARM based) as an example. Emulators have been around for almost
as long as a part of the overall development IDE. Android was also ported to the x-86/64 bit Intel platform before the 64bit ARM processor.
Since the Android OS allows additions and customization many versions exist (a major criticism of Google for not controlling it better). Apps need to be aware of features that
may be missing or different across the various releases by manufacturers which makes third party app development a challenge. It is however the most used OS in the world.

Here is the list of problems that Mackie is aware of.
Part No. SW0951 Rev R  10/2018
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Known Issues
Features to be added in Future Master Fader 5.x Updates
(including, but not limited to):
Support for the DL806, DL1608, DL32R and DC16
Support for macOS and Windows
Support for Import/Export
Tools menu will be added to the I/O patch
A confirmation prompt will be implemented when enabling 
   or disabling Use LR Mute, Pre-Fader, Post-Fader, etc.
A confirmation prompt will be implemented when recalling             
   presets and resetting channels/processors
An updated Reference Guide will be added
Split screen operation will be added
PDF viewing on Android for Help will be added
Firmware update percentage complete will be added
Improved portrait view will be added
Next and previous arrows will be added when naming 
   channels
A rude solo indicator will be added above the QAP
Multitouch on EQ, comp / gate and GEQ will be added
The Shows button will display the current snapshot
Most of these were obvious and indicated in their timeline.
Some have been fixed such as the Reference Guide


Known issues to be addressed in Future Master Fader 5.x
Updates (including, but not limited to):
Sometimes a mixer is not shown on the Devices tab. Force                 
   quit Master Fader or turn the Wi-Fi on the device off and on.
Sometimes two mixers are shown on the Devices tab when                 
   only one should be seen.
Some Android Tablets show the Phone UI instead 
   of Tablet UI
When  a device is Access Limited, users shouldn't be able             
   to push from an iPad or upgrade firmware
The Help view on smart phones is not centered
The I/O patch is missing some animations
The I/O patch is occasionally misaligned
Dragged QuickAssign buttons overlap the horizontal 
   green line
After renaming a mixer, devices view shows two detected             
   mixer icons in the list with the same new mixer name
Vertical lines don't appear when touching PEQ balls
The Return button on iPads does not move the cursor 
   to the next line
Users are not taken to the mixer view when recalling 
   a snapshot with Snapshot Recall setting off
Channel ID popovers get cut off when switching from             
   portrait to landscape mode
The preset list for input and output compressor is too small
The Gate Range ball covers the Gate Threshold ball
Mix Selector popovers appear even when access limits is                 
   set to All On
The maximum (red) slider of the Spectrum Analyzer covers
   up the +15 dB indicator
There is no spacing between RTA meters
Occasionally unable to add channel images or icons after 
   a copy / paste
Master Fader occasionally creates multiple offline shows 
   on its own
Switching between I/O tabs resets the view
The Access Limits All Off button reverts to the Settings page
The trim slider is off-center in the main mixer view
The HPF and LPF engage buttons and slope buttons 
   are touching
Pressing done after naming a channel does not hide 
   the channel menu
The GEQ slider should be adjustable above and below 
   the grabber
Touching a channel in the overview doesn't navigate 
   to channel view
The output selector does not adjust after limiting access             
   to outputs
Access Limits All On still allows access to LR faders
A lot of these should be high priority and fixed as an update before 5.1 Ignore the iOS issues for the purpose of this topic.

Technical Support
Please contact our splendid Technical Support heroes if you have 
any questions.
Web:  http://www.mackie.com/support/   
Phone:  800-898-3211
        425-487-4333
During normal business hours, Monday-Friday
Good Luck with that!

Bugs found by users.
BlueStacks V4 emulator does not run Master Fader V5.0. or 5.0.1
Felix with very little info claims that Snapshots don't work.
saulknecht with little info claims that landscape view under V6.0 has missing info.
Both would do better with more specific info for validation by others.
Omissions from V4.6.2 also exist such as input switch  A/B in record.


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Re: Android Master Fader V5.0 experiences
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 04:06:42 PM »
Just a note that Android is mostly a port of Linux. I have a Chromebook that runs ChromeOS but can also run Android and Linux apps - all basically the same OS :) .

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Re: Android Master Fader V5.0 experiences
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 04:09:42 AM »
I was wondering if Master Fader would run on a Chromebook.  They aren't listed, so I've been guessing the answer should be no.

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Re: Android Master Fader V5.0 experiences
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 05:07:19 PM »
Google's long term goal is to merge the two OS's. So far it's taken a while.
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Re: Android Master Fader V5.0 experiences
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 03:18:13 PM »
Newer Chromebooks can run Android apps from the app store - I haven't tried Master Fader as my Chromebook doesn't have  touch screen ...

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Re: Android Master Fader V5.0 experiences
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 06:20:45 AM »
No MacBooks have touch screens.  I can use the Beta with the touch pad.  So I'd suggest loading MF 5.0.2 into your chromebook just to see if the obvious things work fine.  Inquiring minds want to know.