Alternative to Detour for Intel?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by todd2000, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    So I bought a new iMac last month and im loving it so far, but I miss Detour. I only used it for 1 or 2 things but it came in handy. Does anyone know of a similar app for Intel? For those who don't know Detour lets you route the audio from any application to any output you want eg... headphones, internal/external speaker etc..., and also lets you control the volume of specific applications, which is what I use it for. Here is the web-seite if anyone interested. http://www.rogueamoeba.com/detour/ Thanks
     
  2. Diggity-Dan macrumors member

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    I'm looking for a detour alternative, too. No luck so far.
     
  3. tirethminet macrumors newbie

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    eighteen months and still nothing, huh?
    sheesh.
    it's times like these i wish i could work on developing programs
     
  4. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    *swift bump*

    I'm also looking for this...its something we really need!
     
  5. rudibega macrumors newbie

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    Sheesh... Still Nothing

    Bummer. I really miss detour. There's Soundflower, but it's not the same at all, just for audio apps, and for i/o. Ive been ooking and I just don't see anything that does the job.
     
  6. Diggity-Dan macrumors member

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    There's gotta be some way to manage volume like detour was able to. But I still haven't found it.

    I've got an M-audio Ozone hooked up to studio monitors. They sound great, so I use them as my every-day speakers. The problem is, when the Ozone's hooked up, I loose control of my system volume and have to control the volume from the individual apps I'm using. Its fine for things like iTunes, but not when some flash video come on in Safari that has no volume control.

    Please help!
     
  7. Nabeel_co macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I would also like to see this. I need to isolate audio from specific applications and route them to multiple places...

    Even If I could do it using multiple applications it would be good...

    Can you use something like AudioHijack to route audio out of an interface instead of to a file? Because that, mixed with soundflower(bed), LineIn and Audio MIDI Setup would be perfect.

    Any ideas?
     
  8. jda2 macrumors newbie

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    Used Detour to DJ

    I'm also looking for an alternative to Detour.

    I used Detour to DJ - routed Quicktime through an external sound card (Belkin iMic), and iTunes to the built-in audio. Then I used a script in iTunes that would open songs in Quicktime. That way I could plug my headphones into the built-in audio and cue songs in iTunes and play songs for the crowd through Quicktime.

    Any DJs out there with recommendations on what I can do with my new Mac now that Detour doesn't work? I know there's DJ software out there and I'm open to recommendations, but I liked my old way and I'd prefer another audio router. Awwww, man!
     
  9. titusm macrumors newbie

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    Add me to the list

    for djaying tango i don't need all the functions a pro dj software supplies. iTunes is the best for organising and editing my lists and comments within iTunes.

    Years ago I used to stream music over the Airport Express Station while prelisten to songs on a second users account and shared iTunes Library. Fast user switching. But as far as I know this doesn't work either anymore.

    Now I like to use the iTunes Script to QuickTime but Detour is not working anymore … :(
     
  10. titusm macrumors newbie

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    Solution

    It's me again. I think I found an elegant solution! :)

    You use an external usb-sound device to play music from iTunes to the crowd while prelistening to songs on your headphones.

    The iTunes script that previously did the job with "QuickTime" has to be altered to "VLC" within the script. See link below …

    http://www.macosxhints.com/comment.php?mode=view&cid=43989

    Download VLC Player and go to menu Audio/audio device and choose you "system out" and you are done.

    No need for "Detour" or "AudioHijack Pro" or "soundflower".

    Now when you DJ be aware, that system sounds like iCal or mail alerts, folder drops will be heard over the speakers.
     
  11. rudibega macrumors newbie

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    Still not a good fix.

    Personally, I think you should get some DJ equipment or apps to really DJ. Check out DJay (more simple but hella effective) or Traktor, Seratto, (both for spinning and mixing tracks, Serrato being better) and I personally use Ableton Live (WAY more techy but AMAZING)... But thats besides the point, I just think you all will be way happier with a dedicated DJ app rather than bouncing around Q-time or VLC windows..... Thats gotta suck.... So yeah, try em out.

    For realsies though.... I want to route all my music apps (Live, Reason, Traktor, even iTunes) out my Firewire audio interface, and have all my system sounds out the built in speakers on my MBP. This way i dont get some loud Mail sound or internet sounds and **** thru my huge speakers and blowing my ears apart, especially due to the fact that many web jingles and soundbytes arent mastered.... of course if I was listening to web based music, I can easily turn Chrome or Safari or FFox to the Firewire interface.

    Still no option for this as far as I have seen and its totally retarded that detour is discontinued, and not ported to Intel based systems, ESPECIALLY that there is no competitive app to do so. Rouge Amoeba FAIL!!!!!
     
  12. tryiian macrumors newbie

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    2011 / Lion bump!

    I would love to route music through my headphone port while having the possibility of continuing to output movie file audio (and video, duh) through miniDP to HDMI to TV.

    May sound crazy but I can`t be the only one with a similar technical situation, if not an identical application for it.
     

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