DSP/Convolver howto with Rock or Roon Server/Linux

I have a NUC with windows 10 on it. The NUC’s fan is sometimes working hard and is audible. I want to move the NUC to another room and install Rock on it and do the control with an iPad. Currently I also use room correction, convolver and some PEQ. Can I use it with rock or is this not possible?

Anything you can do from within Roon on Windows can be done in Roon on ROCK. The differences are only to do with the way the OS works.

But how can you add your convolver files, when there is no display? As far as I know you can’t do it with an ipad?

You just need to point Rock to where you are keeping the files on your network. Whether that is on your Rock HD or on another Network HD.

If you try to load a convolution file using an iPad then Roon pops up a message saying that this is currently only supported under Windows or MacOS - so looks like adding convolution file in Roon DSP requires running Roon client on PC.

Just to be clear, it’s only the adding part that needs the PC or Mac. Once the convolution files are loaded, then you can revert to a tablet.

Have to keep using windows 10 then. My other computer is a linux desktop.

Let’s step back a bit. If you follow Roon’s Migration path, then all your settings should move over - I think that will include convolution DSP. Let’s bring in @support who can confirm.

If you back it up, you will keep those settings. However I’ll admit I didn’t know you couldn’t add files via an iPad but I presume you can using a device with windows or MacOS as a remote.

Hi @Cantodea,

I can confirm that DSP settings are saved in Roon backups and can be restored on ROCK. The issue would be if you want to make any changes to these settings as you cannot upload new filters via iPad as others have mentioned, but you can certainly use any PC running the “All-in-one” version of Roon to configure DSP and save the changes as a DSP Preset, which you can cycle through using your iPad.

Okay, thank you. However I have no experience with restoring from backup. I heard from my brother that it sometimes goes completely wrong?

Well, nothing in life is trouble free but Roon Backups are on the easy end of life’s problems. This KB article will explain all.

If you haven’t backed up yet, now is definitely a good time to do it.

Okay, did the transition from windows 10 to Linux with Roonserver and set the latest backup back. All went well! So now I have a NUC running Linux KDE Neon (Ubuntu based) with RoonServer. Also an older Imac (late 2011) running latest Linux Kubuntu and Roon/Wine.
Thank you for helping me!

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