Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 6:44 PM (in response to AyalaOfficial)
I´m not sure I can help. but there is a new driver for the NIO, on their website.
For Lion, that would be. Maybe you should dig deeper and go to utilities>Audio MiDi setup,
and see what it looks like. We have an Avid HD Native !6x16 system, and it behaves just the same.
If you have Pro Tools open, and want to go Youtube, you are f.....
BTW, Whats´s your experience with the 8020A? I skipped mine, they began to be a bit "tired" in the bottom.
Got the 8020B, fantastic, but now the tweeter to the right has gone silent..And i borrowed a pair of Focal....
Hmm! Our 8050 also went down....Genelec?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 6:26 AM (in response to Jan Due1)
Hey Jan Due,
Thanks for the reply!!
i have installed the lastest driver from novation and still the same outcome!! i dont use Pro Tools so in the respect no problem there.
Regarding audio midi setup been through and still no luck?!
Could be possibly that my nio is on its way out?
Regarding the genelecs i absolutey love them and have had no problems so far in relation to tiredness in the bottom end!!
Any other ideas anyone?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 10:13 AM (in response to AyalaOfficial)
Try downloading the OSX 10.7.5 supplement install that was recently released.
The driver was originally written for Lion but there have been several incremental updates and 10.7.5 broke some things that were working in 10.7.4.
Something to try...if you select the nio as output in sysprefs also select it as the input, this could help keep the driver stable.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 10:23 AM (in response to Pancenter)
Hey Pancenter thanks for the reply.
i currently have 10.8 installed. below is what i wrote to someone else.
ok fristly the nio was an audio interface connected by usb to the mbp. I went and saw a genious at my local apple store. He was baffled as much as i was im a music technology graduate.
His idea was that the novation nio 2/4 (audio interface) had packed up. how ever he offered me a brand new mbp!! and said that if i had the same problem when connecting the novaton nio 2/4 then his theory was correct. Got home opened the mbp connected the novation nio 2/4....... same problem, ok its packed up!! i then brought the focusrite saffire 6 usb audio interface installed the lastest drivers and i still get the same problem!!!
Going through files ramdomly plaing them and the sound "mutes itself" this occurs ramdomly occurs when flicking through mp3s or videos on youtube. only way to get sound back is to unplugged the saffire 6 and connect it again but then it will mute itself again!!
I have followed some steps somebody else said to try and here is what the system preferences looked like when the sound "muted itself"
output was still selected as saffire 6
underneath that it says "settings for selected device"
"the selected device has no output controls"
at the bottom of the box where is shows output volume that is grey out hoever volume is at its highest and the mute box is unticked!
i tried taking a screen shot but for some reason i cant upload it as the format is not supported?
this is the 2nd mbp ive had from apple and im getting the same problem!! please help!!!
also i must add that i have tried the same thing on a 5year old dell laptop and no problems what so ever!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 11:27 AM (in response to AyalaOfficial)
Try downloading the Mountain Lion 10.8.2 supplement just released.
"the selected device has no output controls"
That is correct, most professional interfaces do not have output controls of the type that show up in System Preferences. My RME Interface shows the same.
Unfortunately, the new Mac operating systems are far less efficient than they used to be, Both OSX 10.7.x and 10.8.x make Windows 7 seem light, fast and nimble.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 4:59 PM (in response to Pancenter)
Tried downloading 10.8.2, installled successfully but now my when i turn on my mbp and play something no problems but as soon as i switch to another mp3 the saffire 6 completly turns it self off as if ive disconnected it!
Any ideas on this??
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 4:45 AM (in response to AyalaOfficial)
I have this exact same problem as well, but with a minor difference:
Sometimes when I play Youtube videos, or sounds on Soundcloud, the video/sound stops playing (but the play/pause icon doesn't change) when I try to play them through Saffire 6 USB. And as soon as I unplug the Saffire 6, the video/sound begins playing again normally. I've tried to repeat that procedure quite a few times already and everytime the same thing happens.
But when I restart my MBP, the problem will go away for a while and then come back again. It's really frustrating.
(I have the 10.7.5 with supplemental install.)
So is there any solution to this problem yet?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 9:45 AM (in response to lonelyplanet)
I can only offer a possible workaround.
In my experience I've found it best to keep the Pro/Semi-pro audio interfaces for use with Logic only, that means setting everything in "Audio-MIDI Setup" to "Built-In" audio. if you wish to monitor the built-in audio through the Focusrite you would run a cable from the Line-Out of the Mac into a pair of Focusrite inputs.
Not a good solution.
My guess is this is a problem with the Focusrite drivers not being 100% Lion/ML compatible.
Just to be clear, this "cutoff" happens outside of Logic, (with Logic not running)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 3:05 AM (in response to Pancenter)
Thanks! I could do that in Ableton Live too... but yeah, that's not a good solution actually.
It seems that going into sleep mode triggers the problem, as you said, it's not 100% compatible with the OS.
So I'm now going to unplug my Saffire 6 everytime before going into the sleep mode on my MBP. Hope that will work!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 7:47 AM (in response to lonelyplanet)
Ok, Sleep Mode... that's a known "problem" with many audio interfaces, I'm not sure it's even a problem as it's normal for USB to "disconnect" or power down to save energy, that's what sleep mode is designed for.
I suppose the driver could keep the connection active but that would be up to Focusrite.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2013 5:07 AM (in response to Pancenter)
Yeah you're right, but it's a bit weird because usually it will work after sleep mode and no disconnection, but then after a while it won't work again...
So, I tried disconnecting it before going into sleep mode but it didn't work either. The problem occured likewise when I had had my MBP in sleep mode for a while, and then turned it on again and connected the Saffire 6. It worked fine for a while but then again, the same problem.
So probably it's the sleep mode that will trigger some things that will then cause the Saffire 6 to not work properly. Maybe if I shut the computer down everytime I would normally use the sleep mode, I need to see if that works to get rid of the problem...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2013 2:13 PM (in response to lonelyplanet)
OK so I've been fooling around and got my head around how the problem is triggered. I've tested these a lot now and I'm very sure about them:
1. The problem is triggered only by manually going into sleep mode. And that happens everytime you do that.
2. Waiting for the system to put itself into sleep mode does NOT trigger anything.
3. Restarting the computer makes the problem go away (until you go manually into the sleep mode).
4. It doesn't matter when I connect the hardware, any unplugging and reconnecting doesn't help at all:
The problem appears only everytime that I have manually put the computer into sleep mode (either through the menu or by closing the lid). If I only wait for the system to go into sleep mode by itself, I can have the hardware connected as long as I want and it works just fine, no matter how many times the computer goes into sleep mode.
So I think this is quite funny and interesting, how the sleep mode only triggers the problem and only when you manually make the system to go into the sleep mode!