Getting Started with your SHD / DDRC Dirac unit

Your SHD is a powerful high fidelity digital audio processor which combines: Dirac Live® 3.0 system/room correction solution + miniDSP's powerful DSP audio tuning Plug-in software + Volumio high performance network streaming.

The SHD can present challenges during the initial set up due to the interactions of the various system elements and operating systems. The SHD combines several software systems which all need to be loaded per the current  user manuals . 

A few things to be aware of before you begin:

  • Before you start a Dirac Project verify you can run your system with the SHD in the basic mode

  • Your Mac or PC should be fully updated and as clean as possible

  • Old related miniDSP, Dirac software and USB drivers should be removed 

  • Loading the ASIO driver on PC’s may require a restart and second reload

  • When operating Dirac all level control must occur in the Dirac application

  • If you perform updates be sure to update all: Dirac, SHD Plug-in and drivers, and Volumio

  • Make sure your MAC or PC is fully connected to the UMIK-1


  • Deer Creek Audio and the miniDSP Dev Team are here to help with any issues. 

  • If you run into any roadblocks please feel free to call or email us and we will help

  • If you have questions or issues please include screenshots  with your email

  • Deer Creek Audio prefers to use TeamViewer for troubleshooting

Consulting services:

  • Deer Creek Audio also offers consulting services to help you get up to speed fast:

    • System System crossover and delay settings

    • Multi Subwoofer integration

    • Dirac target curve and PEQ customization (overlay) assistance

    • General room tuning techniques, etc…

Please contact us with any questions you may have  -  -  720.726.9272