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SoundMan-Server
Install SoundMan-Server, SoundMan-Monitor & SoundMan-Assistant (2016-02-08) - PLEASE EMAIL RSD FOR THIS INSTALLER
SoundMan-Server Release Notes (pdf format) (2016-01-04)
SoundMan-Monitor Release Notes (pdf format) (2014-05-20)
SoundMan-Server Production License Agreement (pdf format) (2012-02-23)
Free SoundMan-Assistant Software
Free SoundMan-Designer Software
ShowMan
Download ShowMan - Obsolete Licensed Production Version (2009-07-26 This version will work with a dongle or a .smr license file)
Download ShowMan - Latest Licensed Production Version (2013-10-10 This version will work with a dongle or a temporary .dng file)
Download ShowMan with Demonstration Show (2013-10-10)
ShowMan Release Notes (pdf format) (2013-10-10)
ShowMan Production License Agreement (pdf format) (2012-02-07)
E-Show
E-Show Windows 7/8 Multimedia MIDI Devices (2015-01-23) - PLEASE EMAIL RSD FOR THIS ARCHIVE
E-Show Production License Agreement (pdf format) (2012-02-07)
DongleStuffer
Download DongleStuffer (2012-01-20)
Legacy Software
HFI's Free ABShowMaker Software
Install ABEdit™ for AudioBox models 1616HD, AB1616 & AB64 - PLEASE EMAIL RSD FOR THIS INSTALLER
ABEdit Release Notes (pdf format)
Download AB64 Firmware Loader Installer
Download ABFirmware Installer for AB1616 & 1616HD
Harmonic Functions 'Software Download' page
Download AB1616 & 1616HD (SCSI) Drivers
Download MSC-ifier
MSC-ifier Release Notes (pdf format)

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Windows Virtual Sound System Core Audio Engine Software
SoundMan-Server

SoundMan-Server is a Virtual Sound System (VSS) Audio Engine API software which configures and programs in real time with almost unlimited capabilities. It replaces most traditional audio system components and license cost is directly proportional to the scope of the application. The basic configuration is free.
Install SoundMan-Server, SoundMan-Monitor & SoundMan-Assistant - PLEASE EMAIL RSD FOR THIS INSTALLER
For Windows XP or better only

Download and run this to install the main SoundMan suite of software. Without a license dongle this runs in Free/Demo mode which provides two live inputs, two outputs and four playbacks.

IMPORTANT: REQUIRES a processor with MMX and SSE instruction sets! Requires SoundMan-Monitor which must be downloaded below and installed in the same folder. Also required for licensed operation are ASIO audio interfaces connected to the computer with a sufficient number of inputs and outputs. ASIO4ALL drivers are sufficient for this purpose.

Recommended computer setup
SoundMan-Server Release Notes (pdf format)
SoundMan-Monitor Release Notes (pdf format)
SoundMan-Server Production License Agreement (pdf format)
SoundMan-Monitor captures the combined log messages from both SoundMan-Server and SoundMan-Assistant.


Free SoundMan-Assistant Software

For Windows 7 and Windows 8 only. This will support the new Advantech interface to the 1740 card, or any Advantec digital IO card that has at least 16 bits each of input and output. It also still supports the old interface.

SoundMan-Assistant is automatically installed by the SoundMan Installer (see SoundMan-Server above). To run SoundMan-Assistant, add a shortcut in the startup folder. SoundMan-Assistant is only used with SoundMan-Designer or ABShowMaker for Macintosh.
Or run SoundMan-Assistant on a separate computer that is networked with the ABShowMaker, SoundMan-Designer and SoundMan computers. Always put SoundMan-Monitor.exe and DbgHelp.dll in the folder that contains SoundMan-Assistant.
The license dongle or temporary license dongle file should be installed in the SoundMan-Server computer. If the SoundMan-Server computer is not present in the network, the license dongle or temporary license dongle file can be installed in the SoundMan-Assistant computer. In the latter case the 'hostname' field in the SoundMan-Assistant configuration must be set to 'localhost'.
Finally, SoundMan-Assistant should be running before ABShowMaker and/or SoundMan-Designer are started. If SoundMan-Assistant and SoundMan-Server are installed on the same computer, SoundMan-Assistant will start SoundMan-Server if it is not already running.
ABShowMaker, SoundMan-Designer, SoundMan-Assistant and SoundMan-Server will all find each other and automatically connect as long as the computers are all in the same subdomain and the applications are unblocked in the firewall.

NOTE: SoundMan-Assistant supports V4 & V5 shows up to 8 lists; does NOT support recording.
SoundMan-Assistant Release Notes (pdf format) (2016-01-20)

Free Windows SoundMan & SoundMan-Server Control/Programming Software

Free SoundMan-Designer Software - Compatible with ABEdit show files in complex themed entertainment applications, not recommended for new live theatre designs which should use Show Cue Systems' SCS11 with SoundMan-Server support

Install SoundMan-Designer for SoundMan-Assistant & SoundMan-Server (2010-06-01) - PLEASE EMAIL RSD FOR THIS INSTALLER
For Windows XP only

Communicates with SoundMan-Assistant and SoundMan-Server over an ethernet network to perfectly emulate an AudioBox AB64
Networking SoundMan-Designer with SoundMan-Assistant & SoundMan-Server
Captures MIDI and creates and edits SoundMan-Assistant shows
Transfers shows and audio selections to SoundMan-Assistant & SoundMan-Server
Real time control of all SoundMan-Assistant & SoundMan-Server Core Audio and show functions
Live display and monitoring of all SoundMan-Assistant & SoundMan-Server Core Audio and show functions and status

SoundMan-Designer Release Notes (pdf format) (2010-06-01)
Please contact RSD if you have any concerns or questions about this or need any assistance. Recommended computer setup


Windows Show Control Software
ShowMan

The Ultimate Live Show Control Program
Download the ShowMan installer - Latest Licensed Production Version
ShowMan - Licensed Production Version - alternate download site
Note: This version will ONLY work with a dongle or a temporary .dng file. Please contact RSD for further information or for the version that works with a .smr file.
For Windows XP or better only

IMPORTANT: Shows created or edited with this version are NOT BACKWARD COMPATIBLE with some much earlier versions.
This will not affect shows using only the show default MIDI port, but it will require reprogramming shows made on an older version using multiple MIDI ports.
Therefore, it is important to MAKE A BACKUP OF THE CURRENT SHOW before upgrading to this version of ShowMan.

We advise you always to use the latest posted version of ShowMan.
Download the ShowMan with Demonstration Show installer
For Windows XP or better only

Unpack this, run ShowManSetup.exe and enjoy for up to one half hour at a time until it expires three months after installation or email us for a demo version for your own use.
Includes E-Show device configuration settings and demo Show with Scarlatti Sonatas to show how precise cue timing is during sequence playback.
Recommended computer setup
Release notes (pdf format)
Release notes - alternate site
ShowMan Production License Agreement (pdf format)

E-Show

E-Show Windows 7/8 Multimedia MIDI Tools archive - PLEASE EMAIL RSD FOR THIS ARCHIVE FILE
E-Show Production License Agreement (pdf format)
For Windows 7/8 - 64 bit only

These files work as demonstration versions when no dongle is present. Licensed users can use these files to update to the latest version of any licensed E-Show device.
Unpack this into its own folder and enjoy in demo mode for up to 30 minutes at a time.
Includes:

  • Ethernet Command Device - allows the execution of IP commands via MIDI sysex messages.
  • DOS Command Device - allows the execution of MS-DOS commands via MIDI sysex messages.
  • ButtonBuilder - creates and programs virtually any array of buttons and controls that can be conceived and overlays the computer screen with an easy-to-use user interface window that presents clear operational choices and functions along with full, programmable interactive menus and responses.
  • E-ShowCPL - Control panel tool to configure all E-Show Devices
    A demo sheet and instruction manual is included. Right clicking allows you to make most of the adjustments that are possible. Selected IDs have a box around them. You can group select by dragging the mouse on the screen when it is not on top of an item moving it.
  • MIDI_AutomationDirect2_IO PLC Device - allows input and output signals from AutomationDirect ethernet based PLC's to be controlled by and control ShowMan via standard MSC messages. Also has a Safe Mode in which direct write to relays are blocked for full safety.
  • MIDI_Ethergate Device - sends commands to the ENTTEC DMXEtherGate for 512 channels of DMX lighting control per unit
  • MIDI_Fishcamp PLC Device - allows input and output signals from Fishcamp parallel IO cards to be controlled by and control ShowMan via standard MSC messages
  • MIDI_MTS232 Device - allows ShowMan to exchange data through any network-based serial port
  • MIDI_MTS232V2 Device - allows ShowMan to send data out any network-based serial port
  • MIDI_ModBus PLC Device - allows output signals from all ModBus based PLC's to be controlled by ShowMan via standard MSC messages
  • MIDI_ModBusIP PLC Device - allows input and output signals from ModBus based PLC's to be controlled by and control ShowMan via standard MSC messages
  • MIDI_Pioneer Device - allows ShowMan to control Pioneer DVD-7400 and LD7400 players over network-based serial port
  • MIDI_Serial Device - allows MIDI to be carried over any industry standard serial link at speeds much higher than standard MIDI
  • MIDI_SimpleDMX Device - sends commands to the Artistic Licence DMXDongleII and Dove Systems StarPort for 512 channels of DMX lighting control per unit
  • MIDI_Wire Program - FREE software that creates a user configurable 'MIDI Patchbay' which patches MIDI IN and OUT ports together within the local computer - just execute to open, no installation required
  • NetMIDI Network Device - creates user configurable network-wide MIDI ports that merge and split in up to 32 groups


DongleStuffer

Download DongleStuffer - use this utility to update your support and/or upgrade your SoundMan-Server or ShowMan license without getting a new dongle using files we will email to you.
For Windows XP or better only

NOTE: If the licensee or project name is being updated, press 'control, shift, alt' then with them pressed click the "Select the file and update the dongle" button.


Legacy Software

Free Macintosh SoundMan & SoundMan-Server Control/Programming Software

HFI's ABShowMaker (2010-03-24) - Legacy software for compatibility with ABEdit and SoundMan-Designer show files, not recommended for new live theatre designs which should use Show Cue Systems' SCS11 with SoundMan-Server support
For Macintosh OS X 10.5 & 10.6 only

Networking ABShowMaker with SoundMan


Free Macintosh AudioBox AB64 Software

HFI's ABShowMaker
For Macintosh OS X 10.5 & 10.6 only

Free Windows AudioBox AB64 Software

Install ABEdit for AudioBox models 1616HD, AB1616 & AB64 (2009-11-11) - PLEASE EMAIL RSD FOR THIS INSTALLER
For Windows XP & 2000 only

ABEdit is now technically obsolete for the AB64 although it still allows the use of an older version of firmware. For the older Model 1616HD and AB1616 it will program all AudioBox functions including Onboard Shows and load Audio & Show files into your AudioBox and manage Projects. Users of 1616HD and AB1616 units should upgrade to SoundMan-Assistant to avoid problems with SCSI which are being caused by the lack of support for SCSI processor devices by Microsoft operating systems.
Requires AudioBox Firmware A439 (Model AB64), V694 (Model 1616HD), or T275 (Model AB1616). Includes AB64 firmware V439. To use the AB64 with firmware above A439, use HFI's ABShowMaker software for the Mac.

Recommended computer setup
ABEdit Release Notes (pdf format) (2009-11-12)


Install the current version of AudioBox Firmware (ABFirmware).

Download the AB64 Firmware Loader Installer (2007-04-05) for AB64 and install it and AB64Firmware (*.abx) files will call it automatically.
For Windows XP or 2000 only

Download the ABFirmware Installer (2002-06-14) for AB1616 & 1616HD and install it and ABFirmware (*.abf) files will call it automatically.
For Windows XP or 2000 only

Then go to Harmonic Functions 'Software Download' page to get the current ABFirmware file.
Download that file, unzip it, then double click it to install the current AudioBox Firmware and give yourself the latest and best AudioBox features and functions.


Download the AB1616 & 1616HD (SCSI) Drivers (2006-03-26)
For Windows XP or 2000 only

For installation of the AB1616 & 1616HD in Windows XP/2000.

Before connecting the AB1616 or 1616HD to your computer, download this file, unzip it, open folder AudioBoxDriver and read the file 2KReadMe.txt for full Windows 2000 AudioBox driver installation instructions. Read the file XPReadMe.txt for full Windows XP AudioBox driver installation instructions.


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