6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 11:47 AM by Edgar
shippo_uk Level 1 (10 points)

Hi there

My system is getting very confusing with so many selectable USB AUDIO CODECs all named

"USB Audio Codec"

(USB Alesis M1Active 520USB Speakers, Yamaha Audiogram3 USB Audio Interface)


Is it possible to rename them so I know which one is which as I'm spending so much time going through each one to find the right Input/Output.




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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • MichaelStl Level 1 (0 points)



    Did you ever figure this out?  I have the same problem and would love to be able to rename the USB Audio Codec.





  • shippo_uk Level 1 (10 points)

    No, but a friend of mine said he might have a terminal that might sort it when I spoke to him about it earlier.

    I'll ask him again shortly and will post back here.

  • shippo_uk Level 1 (10 points)

    I'm still looking for a solution to this please. I cant believe in 4 months no ones knows the answer?

  • fowlerryan Level 3 (515 points)

    Is it not possible to rename it via the audio and midi setup preference pane?



  • shippo_uk Level 1 (10 points)

    fowlerryan wrote:


    Is it not possible to rename it via the audio and midi setup preference pane?



    Can anyone advise the steps on how to do this please?

  • Edgar Level 4 (2,785 points)

    My guess is that OS X gets that name from the driver of that Device itself. If that is the case, then you can't rename it. This is the same problem with various MIDI devices that are displayed in Logic with the weirdest names.



    you can use a trick if you really want to rename a device so when you open GarageBand it says "My beloved Device". Create an Aggregate Device in the Audio MIDI utility with only that one device. The advantage is that you can rename an Aggregate Device - Voila.






    Hope that helps


    Edgar Rothermich



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