Audio Setup - in and out!

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KVRian
529 posts since 12 Jan, 2011

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:43 pm

I'm trying to set up input to my interface (RODE AI-1) and the output to Built-in (out of the iMac). It seems I have to choose in/out from one source . . . not in from one and out from another. Is there a way?

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KVRAF
11209 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:56 am

The only way i see is try setting up an aggregate device using the ins/outs you want.

Nb: Tommy, can you please avoid the capitals in topic titles. It feels like shouting.
Also the "Help needed" is a bit redundant.

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KVRian

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529 posts since 12 Jan, 2011

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:41 am

mutools wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:56 am
The only way i see is try setting up an aggregate device using the ins/outs you want.
Having the output going through the interface introduces additional lag; yet, the input needs to go via the interface. Would an aggregate device introduce any latency issues? I'm trying to keep the setup simple and smooth . . . limiting steps and limiting lag.

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KVRAF
11209 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:06 am

tommyzai wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:41 am
Would an aggregate device introduce any latency issues?
I don't know, that's outside MuLab. Rather a question for an Apple support forum.
I'm trying to keep the setup simple and smooth
In that case i recommend to simply choose your RODE AI-1 as audio in+out device. No need for an aggregate device then. That's simple and solid.

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KVRian

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529 posts since 12 Jan, 2011

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:13 am

mutools wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:06 am
tommyzai wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:41 am
Would an aggregate device introduce any latency issues?
I don't know, that's outside MuLab. Rather a question for an Apple support forum.
I'm trying to keep the setup simple and smooth
In that case i recommend to simply choose your RODE AI-1 as audio in+out device. No need for an aggregate device then. That's simple and solid.
I've been warned not to monitor via the interface due to latency, but that's something worthy of another thread, I think. ;-)

It seems routing back through my interface might be the only reasonable configuration. I would have to monitor/record via the headphones jack on my interface and then have the global output via the system setting to listen. Does that sound like a reasonable setup?

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KVRian

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529 posts since 12 Jan, 2011

Post Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:50 am

I found that the best way for me to deal with the in/out with my interface (device) is to use the interface for recording and the system for playback. This requires that I switch back and forth frequently. I wonder if there is a way for me/users to have a button or key command to make the device change faster?

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KVRAF
11209 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:52 am

You could assign a shortcut to "Audio Setup".
Though i won't recommend changing your audio setup all the time.

I wonder what's wrong with your Rode's output?
Why not simply use the Rode as the input & output device?

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KVRAF
3795 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:49 am

tommyzai wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:13 am
I've been warned not to monitor via the interface due to latency
By whom?

Your Rode A-1 has direct monitoring.

Send everything through your interface. Enjoy noodling!

So what if there is ms of latency somewhere. Just move the audio. You probably will anyway, being you are not a droid or a drummer.
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