Autoswitch Between Soundcard and Internal Speakers?


    Jul 11 2013 | 9:44 am
    Is there a way to switch automatically within Max between an external soundcard and the computers internal speakers?
    So, as an example, the default is for a self generating patch to play over internal speakers but then when receiving a random bang, switches to outputting to an external soundcard (hooked up to larger speakers or a PA system).

    • Jul 11 2013 | 11:30 am
      The adstatus object interfaces to the audio driver. On OSX it is possible to combine several hardware outputs in one aggregate device, which would be a more solid approach.
    • Jul 11 2013 | 11:39 am
      Thanks for that. I'm not too clear on using multiple outputs in an aggregate. Once I've got the outputs setup, is it easy to switch using the adstatus object?
    • Jul 11 2013 | 11:50 am
      I think the idea is to set up a multi-channel aggregate where (for instance) channels 1 & 2 are mapped to your internal speakers, and 3 & 4 to your audio interface. Then just use your favorite way to route audio to any of the four outputs.
    • Jul 11 2013 | 11:58 am
      Thanks, I get that part... I'm not sure how you then tell adstatus to switch between the two options?
    • Jul 11 2013 | 12:12 pm
      YOu don't have to tell adstatus to do anything. You set it once manually to the aggregate device and then route to the multiple outputs.
    • Jul 11 2013 | 12:15 pm
      Ahhh, I see what you mean. Thanks!