Aggregate Devices?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by bbain, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. bbain macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2006
    I'm moving from WinXP/Cakewalk to an intel iMac and I'm giving Jack/Ardour a try since Audacity for Intel macs is very unstable. Question for folks who hopefully know:

    Both Audacity and Jack require the creation of "aggregate devices" in the audio set up of Intel Macs. When I try to create a 2 in/2 out aggregate device using Line in and Line out, the device shows 2 inouts but 0 outputs. Jack shows 2 sends but no receiving conections and I can record in Ardour but no playback. Anyone have any idea what's going on?

  2. scottlinux macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    And you have jack started when opening audio/midi setup? Choose jack as an audio device with your other device in the aggregate setup. Or how are you doing it?
  3. bbain thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2006
    Aggregate Devices

    I got frustrated and deleted all the aggregate devices I made and started over. I don't think I had Jack running since Jack Router didn't show up as a choice.

    Right now I have 2 aggregate devices defined, both are 2 in, 2 out: 1 with Line in and Line out and one with Built in mic and Line out. Are you saying that for use with Jack I should define an aggregate device with Jack Router in and Jack Router out?

    I admit to being confused - ASIO and Sonar seemed a lot easier . . . . :) Thanks for the help.

    Bill Bain

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