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Macbook Pro 2018 Audio Output selection

Post by thomasjdev » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:32 pm

I'm demoing Cubase Elemennts 10 and purchased Cubase Pro 10.

I have the latest revision Macbook Pro 2018 and Apple changed the audio configuration so that when you plug in headphones it creates a new Sound device instead of internally routing the Speaker out to the headphones port.

This article from Rogue Amoeba describes it better than I can
https://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2018/11/ ... o-devices/

But as this relates to Cubase, when I start cubase and have my headphones plugged in I have a choice of two Built-In Audio devices

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qvns0g5i98qd5 ... 7.png?dl=0

The 2nd Built-In audio seems to be the headphone port but it's always a guess. Hopefully that is an easy fix

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Re: Macbook Pro 2018 Audio Output selection

Post by Martin.Jirsak » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:43 pm

Hi and welcome,

This is an known compatibility issue between the current Macs and Cubase. Unfortunately Cubase doesn't handle this use case well sofar.
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Re: Macbook Pro 2018 Audio Output selection

Post by thomasjdev » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:30 am

Hopefully they will have some type of fix for this in the next maintenance?

I have Cubase Pro 10 now and seem to have gotten myself into a spot that know matter which of the Built-In Audio outputs I select it's always using the Macbook Pro Speaker and not the headphone port.

I'm traveling right now for work so I don't have access to my regular audio interface so it's an annoying problem.

Thankfully I do have a license to Loopback - https://www.rogueamoeba.com/loopback/ - so I was able to create a new audio device and route the audio that way. It works a viable workaround for now until this is fixed.

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Re: Macbook Pro 2018 Audio Output selection

Post by tokyodragon » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:31 am

Thankfully I do have a license to Loopback - https://www.rogueamoeba.com/loopback/ - so I was able to create a new audio device and route the audio that way. It works a viable workaround for now until this is fixed.
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Hi,could you please explain me how you did that? I have the same issue and installed loopback, but after choosing it as the audio output, the same thing happens: no sound through the headphones... :|

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Re: Macbook Pro 2018 Audio Output selection

Post by Emmanuel1973 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:45 pm

Hi guys, I have the same issue. Cubase LE AI Element 10 with MacBook Pro, 10.14.3.

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Re: Macbook Pro 2018 Audio Output selection

Post by Emmanuel1973 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:31 am

Hi,
Here the link to the Steinberg Support Cubase support page:
https://helpcenter.steinberg.de/hc/en-u ... ne-outputs
If the link doesn't works try to search "Mac: Unable to switch between speaker and headphone outputs".

Also, see Apple workaround : "Combine multiple audio interfaces by creating an Aggregate Device"
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202000

It WORKS !

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