mbox 2 as input


    May 03 2006 | 11:38 pm
    Hi,
    Does anybody have any experience using an mbox2 as the input for max/msp? i can choose the mbox as the driver and device, but it doesnt show any input sources.
    thanks

    • May 04 2006 | 12:00 am
      i have mbox 1and only tried this old model with max.
      but if im not wrong,
      you should open digidesign audio set up and set max msp as one of
      the preferred app for mbox. If you dont do it
      max see but cannot use mbox.
      otherwise mbox 2 has a dedicated panel on audio preferences settings
      on Macintosh, and maybe the problem it'sonly there...
      last thing is that digidesign hardware seems to me a bit " reluctant"
      to work with other app,
      but the reason and the solution of this is still obscure to me...
      hope this helps
      cheers..
    • May 04 2006 | 12:08 am
      where would i fnd digidesign audio setup? sorry, i'm fairly new to macs, and haven't really ever tried this
      thanks for your help
    • May 04 2006 | 8:06 am
      Depends on what OS and Digi driver version you're
      using - check the compatibility pages at
      Digidesign.com; using the wrong Core Audio driver for
      the OS is just asking for trouble with Digi gear.
      However, even using the 'right' driver you can still
      experience problems; using an original MBox on OS
      10.4.6, Max/MSP 4.5.7 and Digi CA 7.1, I still find
      that sometimes when you change device in Max to Digi,
      you get a warning message to the effect that the new
      device can't be found and you'll have to re-start Max.
      The only way to avoid this is to run the Digi Core
      Audio Manager app. (in your ~/Applications/Digidesign
      folder) before opening Max. A bit of a pain if you
      forget, but at least there is a solution.
      I haven't experienced this problem with any programs
      other than Max, btw.
      HTH
      Roger
      PS. The advice given by Tommy about having to tell the
      Digi CA manager to use Max only applies to older
      versions of Digi CA - round about version 6.1, things
      became a bit more civilized and the CA Manager now
      automatically assumes that audio apps might want to
      use the hardware (well, duh!)
    • May 04 2006 | 8:24 am
    • May 04 2006 | 11:11 am
      in the digidesign folder
      where u have installed protools there's a blue icon with a white d.
      that's the icon u have to double click, and the you will see the
      diialog box where to set all the thing that fits for u.
      i know your problem because also for me at the beginning was not easy to
      find out,.
      cheers
      t.
    • May 04 2006 | 11:25 am
      thanks roger, nice to know that!
      :-)
      and sorry Osborn!
    • May 09 2006 | 2:41 pm
      There doesn't appear to be any setup required for the Mbox 2. On my system
      (after installing PT 7), it appears as a driver option on the DSP Status
      window. Patching something together quickly shows that it works fine as
      both input and output.
      [ddg]
      Darwin Grosse
    • May 10 2006 | 11:04 am
      strange. the driver was available, but no inputs. I've upgraded to os x 4.6, but havent had a chance to try it yet.
      thanks a lot
    • May 10 2006 | 2:32 pm
      I assume you mean there is not "Input Source" option. Input Device shows a
      "Digidesign Mbox 2" option, and Driver is loaded with "CoreAudio Digidesign
      Mbox 2". That's all the more I need (in DSP Status) to make 'er run.
      [ddg]
      Darwin Grosse