madfuload(1) Device firmware loader utility for M-Audio DFU devices


madfuload [ option ] ...


madfuload is used to download firmware files to M-Audio DFU devices. These devices require a firmware download before an operating system driver (e.g. ALSA's snd-usb-audio) can access them.

Supported devices:

 - Audiophile
 - Sonica
 - Ozone
 - MobilePre USB (some newer models work without the loader)
 - Transit

The loader is not required for some newer models of the above devices, like the Ozone Academic.


-h, --help
Gives a list of possible options.
-V, --version
Prints the version number of the tool.
-f <path>, --firmware=<path>
File containing firmware to load.
-D <path>, --device=<path>
specify the device to use.
-v, --verbose
Output debugging messages.
-l, --logger
Output messages to system logger instead of standard output.
-n, --nowait
Don't wait between download requests.
-3, waitbyte3
Use only the third byte of the BwPollTimeout field.


Audiophile firmware.
MobilePre firmware.
Sonica firmware.
Transit firmware.
Ozone firmware.
Udev rules for loading firmware automatically.


Written by Clemens Ladisch <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by Neil Wilson <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).