Automatic Sound card Switching

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Automatic Sound card Switching

Post by rchrdnsh » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:08 pm

I would like Ableton to be able to recognize when a sound card (USB, Firewire, Thunderbolt, whatever) is disconnected from the computer and automatically switch the sound output to the built-in sound card.

And when Ableton is re-connected to a sound card it will automatically re-connect to that sound card, or at least open a dialog box and ask if it should.

This seems so obvious to me, but maybe it's difficult to achieve.

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Re: Automatic Sound card Switching

Post by Eventful » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:21 am

That's difficult if not impossible to program.
I've had some success by clicking the CPU usage indicator to turn on/off the sound card attached.
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Re: Automatic Sound card Switching

Post by Jinsai » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:41 am

I'm genuinely curious why you would need this feature? In general, I would never remove the audio interface that I'm using while I'm running a program like Ableton... but even then, if I were to do so, it doesn't take long (10 seconds) to go into preferences and toggle it to the internal sound card.

Would you want this to be a failsafe in case your audio interface broke or came unplugged in a live setting?

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