My notes say the ASA developer was the same as Adox Borax MQ, however there may have been a slight variation due to weight conversions. (numbers getting rounded up or down.
It's true that Adox MQ was used (among others) to control the speed of films. But it's not the same than the ASA dev.
According to Anchell & Troop, FDC , 42, the ASA included carbonate and bicarbonate as buffer.