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Question: Macbook Pro 2018 - audio interface dropouts

I recently updated my setup with a new MBP 2018 13". Unfortunately the computer seems to have problems with my external audio interface. After 30-40 min of playing audio from any source (DAW etc.) the computers stops sending/receiving signals to/from the interface. The weird thing is, that the computer does not loose the connection to the interface. According to the system overview/audio midi settings the inferface is connected and the default output/input source.

All drivers/software are up to date. I already reset the SMC, the PRAM and re-installed the OS. This didn't fix the problem. With my old MPB I never had these problems.

According to the techsupport of the manufacturer of the interface, the problem lies within the computer/system and apparently I am not the only user who has these problems.

Does anyone have similar problems? How likely is it that a OS/software update will fix the problem? When can I expect it?

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, 4 TBT3), macOS High Sierra (10.13.6)

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Sep 4, 2018 11:21 PM in response to amok_san In response to amok_san

Yes, same problems for me... Probably due to a Coreaudio Overload... So, the problem seems to come from Apple.

We are a lot of pro audio guys waiting for a solution to use our new computers for our jobs... … mp;t=65227

Sep 4, 2018 11:21 PM

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Sep 8, 2018 2:30 AM in response to cesarhanssens In response to cesarhanssens

I tried the Mojave beta 10 and the problem persists.

One thing I noticed is that in 10.13.6 I could trigger the audio glitch by switching the location services on/off.

That doesn't happen in Mojave anymore, perhaps this is a step in the right direction.

Sep 8, 2018 2:30 AM

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