Anyone know a Terminal Command to rename audio codecs?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shippouk, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. shippouk macrumors regular

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    Hey all
    Ive got a set of Alesis USB Speakers and a Yamaha USB Audio Interface.
    The Alesis USB Speakers can play back audio and is also an audio interface input.
    The Yamaha USB Audio Interface is simply an input interface and will not play audio back (as it has no speakers built in)
    They both appear on my system as "USB Audio CODEC" so my system and me is always getting confused as to what to use for input/output.

    Does anyone have a Terminal Command line so that I can rename them with their appropriate different name?

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  2. shippouk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bump.
    I'm still looking for a solution to this please.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Have you tried using Audio Midi Setup to create two new "aggregate devices" (which you can name) with the two different same-named devices?
     
  4. shippouk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can some advise the steps of doing this please?
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    In Snow Leopard, you would open "Audio MIDI Setup". In the Audio Devices window, click the "+" below the list of devices. Highlight that device and select the "USB Audio CODEC" for the Alesis (you may have to guess first). Double click the "Aggregate Device" name and rename it "Alesis USB".

    Same procedure for the other device.

    The new Aggregate Devices should show up in audio apps with the new names. The old "USB Audio CODEC" names will still be there, too.
     

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