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Musiland Mac Driver Beta Finally Out

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Update 2/15/12: Discussion boards indicate that everyone is having the “license invalid” problem. Customer service “promised” a new version soon.

Check out the beta folder: http://www.musiland.com.cn/downloads/drivers/beta/

The file name is MlCyMon.pkg with date 2/13/12. It is compatible with all the Musiland USB Devices.

Installation Instructions [link]

  • Make sure you update the firmware by first using it with the latest Windows driver in a Windows PC
  • If you previously installed the (non-working) Mac driver, you must delete that software first. Look at system/library/extensions/MlCy* files (there are two files) and the Musiland application in the applications folder (one file). The new driver installer does not seem to overwrite the extensions.
  • Install the driver without connecting the USB device. The installer will then ask you to restart.
  • Connect the USB device. There is no more “installation”. (After a little while the new USB device will show up in the Sound control panel as an output device)
  • Restart the computer. (Probably not necessary)
  • Select the output device in the sound control panel
  • Start the Musiland application which is in the applications folder (it will show up as in icon in the menu bar. Click on it to see the pull down menu and then click “show”)

I am getting a “license invalid” message and therefore no sound. Maybe some of you will have better luck. I am using MacOS Lion and a Musiland 03. Share your experiences in the comments…

  1. Terry
    February 15, 2012 at 10:09

    Not working for me either, the app doesn’t launch but leaves the process running: MlCyMon 99.9% cpu Threads 5 14.3 MB Intel.
    There are two instances of Monitor 02 US in systems preferences (sound)
    I followed installation instructions including deleting the old library extensions.

    • BlogGeanDo
      February 15, 2012 at 17:07

      That bug has also been reported in the boards. There has been some recommendation from customer service: upgrade to the latest driver in Windows and then try it on the Mac. I did that but still get the “license invalid” message. It should be resolved soon…

  2. Anonymous
    February 29, 2012 at 00:32

    Works for me, Monitor 01 USB OSX Lion 10.7.3

  3. Anonymous
    February 29, 2012 at 20:54

    Works on 10.6.8, mostly…Mu-DSP & MMDI have no real function.

    • BlogGeanDo
      March 1, 2012 at 06:02

      I am still getting “license invalid”. Any special procedure?

  4. Pattendr
    March 2, 2012 at 14:37

    Works fine on my older MBP 2,16 ghz dual core

    Not on my MBP 2,5 ghz dual core and not on a new macbook air
    Not even on a fresh installed version of Lion

    Monitor 02 Dragon

  5. Anonymous
    March 18, 2012 at 01:34

    Any news?????

    • BlogGeanDo
      March 18, 2012 at 23:28

      This from the forums:

      “in a short while there will be a new version”

  6. Anonymous
    April 15, 2012 at 15:21

    This is too slow😦 any news

    • BlogGeanDo
      April 16, 2012 at 16:37

      I often check the Musiland discussion forums and there is no news nor new version of the Mac driver

  7. Anonymous
    May 14, 2012 at 03:21

    Does the support for OSX have been canceled???

  8. Anonymous
    May 26, 2012 at 01:20

    Can any one confirm this??

  9. Anonymous
    June 13, 2012 at 00:08

    This diver is dead

    • BlogGeanDo
      June 14, 2012 at 19:36

      Maybe the Mac developer left the company🙂

  10. TomK
    January 13, 2014 at 10:05

    I’ve just had one of these installed in my DAC, but the guy who selected it wasn’t aware of the Mac issue. Anyway I can’t use it. Any news since mid 2012 on a Mac driver?

  11. January 19, 2014 at 05:53

    Installed Monitor 01 USD on Windows 7 /w driver, no problem. Installed da beta Mac driver 1.0 on my MBP 10.9, says license invalid thus no sound. But at least it detected the device correctly.
    Looking at the date driver was last updated, I personally don’t think there’s gonna be working Mac driver soon (or ever?).

    Posted a thread on their forum. Perhaps their customer service will reply ‘sorry we don’t support Mac’

    • BlgGear
      January 23, 2014 at 21:54

      I’ve never got any of the Mac driver releases working…

  12. TomK
    January 23, 2014 at 22:05

    I wrote an email to them which my wife translated into Chinese, looking for information on the Mac driver … a week now and no reply. Not looking good, and they don’t have the excuse that they can’t read the email.

    • January 24, 2014 at 05:18

      Follow up: I don’t think Mac drive will be developed any time soon.
      Customer service reply: This (beta) driver has compatibility issues, a lot of customers have this problem. It’s not something related to license. Our engineers had struggled a long time trying to figure this out but there’s no luck. Besides, only little development documentations are available for Mac OS X, all of our engineers had to learn by themselves. The old Monitor series uses USB controller from Cypress which is incapable of interface time-sequence changing. This is exactly why we turned our heads to SuperDSP.
      My reply to this answer: So basically there’s no solution?
      The last reply from customer service: I’m afraid so.

      Well, I really wanted to just say to them: BS.
      Here’s what I comprehend:
      Obviously they simply think, ok this is taking too much effort and we don’t wanna waste our money on those ‘minority’ non-Windows customers’ requests. So in the beginning they either hired ONE engineer for Mac driver and then fired him pretty fast, or the company just asked same crew that wrote drivers to FIGURE OUT the Mac driver themselves…… Imagine how this will turn into then. So as long as Musiland doesn’t let people to write open source driver, we’re out of luck.

      Sorry for the bad news guys.

      • BlgGear
        January 24, 2014 at 16:21

        You are probably right. Likely supporting the Mac is not worth their effort… It is not that they do not have engineering capability. They developed their own DSP chip.

  13. BlgGear
    March 30, 2015 at 00:44

    I don’t know. I have not followed their Mac development for a while.

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