iTunes only to external sound card

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mrmeister, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. mrmeister macrumors regular

    May 26, 2010

    I've recently bought a Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 and am really enjoying it. When i'm not using it for recording, I keep it connected to my speakers as it gives a better output than that of the 3.5mm headphone jack (for an aux in to my speakers).

    I was just wondering if there was any way that i could get ONLY iTunes out of the external sound card so that all my sounds from other apps like Mail and Safari etc. would come through my Macbook Pro's speakers? I just don't like it when I get the big air rush sound coming through my speakers when an email is sent using Mail, and then other little bleeps from everything else are quite annoying too.

    I have attached an image of how my sound is currently configured using the Audio MIDI setup.

    Thanks in advance

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  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    In your iTunes, near the bottom right of the window, there should be a dropdown to select the speakers that iTunes uses. Does your external sound card appear on that list?
  3. mrmeister thread starter macrumors regular

    May 26, 2010
    No, i only have "show or hide iTunes sidebar" and "Start Genius". I don't have the speaker list, isn't that only when using airtunes?
  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    You're right, I assumed incorrectly that other sound cards would appear in that list. My apologies.

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