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nuckinfutz
Jul 3, 2003, 12:49 PM
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/detour/

This functionality should be in the OS. Very nice!

Circuitous Audio
Technically speaking, Detour allows you to send audio to different output devices on an application-specific basis. What does that mean exactly? It means you can...

...send music from iTunes to your external speakers and keep the annoying beeps and blips of iChat going through your computer's built-in speaker.

...mute any application's sounds all together.

...change the volume of some applications relative to others. Make your email client's alerts quieter, and you'll never again be jarred from work just to receive spam.

When you use Detour, you can choose between your speakers, headphones, built-in speaker, iMic, MiniDisc player or anything else which the system sees as an audio output and send it the audio from a specific application. Along the way, you can adjust the volume as well.

If you use audio on your computer in any way, from MP3s to movies, from instant messaging to internet radio, try out Detour today.




I like. I'm buying...eventually ;)

neut
Jul 3, 2003, 01:20 PM
yeah me too.

im impressed with rogues simple programs. very useful stuff...for audio freaks.


peace.

mac15
Jul 3, 2003, 06:02 PM
I love it, not annoying freaking ichat/adium noises when cranking itunes. :)

daveg5
Jul 3, 2003, 06:52 PM
great, no if they can make a pro versian for musicans that will allow you to send audio out to many outputs from 1 app.
for instance. 5.1 digital out mix from logic to the digital out, while at the same time sending 7.1 out the 8 outputs of the motu 828, alert sounds out the bi speakers, and 24/192 out of a rev 7.1 all from the same mix in logic or protools.
this flexability is confusing but will be very much appreciated by many pros. limited to one audio device per app

alset
Jul 4, 2003, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by daveg5
great, no if they can make a pro versian for musicans that will allow you to send audio out to many outputs from 1 app.
for instance. 5.1 digital out mix from logic to the digital out, while at the same time sending 7.1 out the 8 outputs of the motu 828, alert sounds out the bi speakers, and 24/192 out of a rev 7.1 all from the same mix in logic or protools.
this flexability is confusing but will be very much appreciated by many pros. limited to one audio device per app

YES! That is exactly what I need. I want to split between four monitoring devices without having to manually switch and calibrate. Then I will buy.

Dan

NavyIntel007
Jul 4, 2003, 08:17 AM
Originally posted by daveg5
great, no if they can make a pro versian for musicans that will allow you to send audio out to many outputs from 1 app.
for instance. 5.1 digital out mix from logic to the digital out, while at the same time sending 7.1 out the 8 outputs of the motu 828, alert sounds out the bi speakers, and 24/192 out of a rev 7.1 all from the same mix in logic or protools.
this flexability is confusing but will be very much appreciated by many pros. limited to one audio device per app

ME too... I would like to buy more speakers and be able to use them all at the same time. This is a cool program though. I'll probably get it eventually.

arn
Jul 4, 2003, 09:13 PM
this has a lot of potential for me...

as I could use it to have a software switchbox.

The problem is -- does anyone know of a cheap USB audio out device? Besides the iMic?

I have an iMic now -- which means I can output between my G4's jack and the imic... but I need one more out.

arn

daveg5
Jul 4, 2003, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by NavyIntel007
ME too... I would like to buy more speakers and be able to use them all at the same time. This is a cool program though. I'll probably get it eventually.
thanks guys i thought i was alone on this one, i actually thought this feature was built into osx, boy was i wrong.
www.maudio.com has a number of lowcost usb audio devices.

rainman::|:|
Jul 5, 2003, 09:20 PM
brilliant, i can use this program in so many ways... this is definitely something to implement into the OS, but it'll be complicated for the average user, which is probably why they've left it out...

Thanks for this info!

pnw

Gus
Jul 6, 2003, 04:00 PM
Just so you know, your Maudio link goes nowhere.


Nice App, thanks for the info!


Regards,
Gus

daveg5
Jul 7, 2003, 12:09 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Gus
[B]Just so you know, your Maudio link goes nowhere.


forgive me
i forgot the minus sign
my bad
www.m-audio.com

bennetsaysargh
Jul 8, 2003, 12:00 PM
i see this being very helpful to a lot of audio people in the future. i wont be using it professionally, but i look forward to a lot of utilities like this built into future versions of OS X.