i recently switched from a good old ppc laptop to one of those shiny new intel macbooks (actually a mbp). well, i'm certainly enjoying the speed of the machine, but feel that some strange changes have been made to how audio is handled by the os.
as an example, i'm working on some audio externals, and whenever some values go astray, coreaudio bursts into a loud click and dies.
and this does not only affect the program running (max in this case) but the whole os - no sound at all, or completely distorted.
and this is not restricted to max, of course. it also happens to me, when trying out au-plugins under development, e.g.
while i find this behavior less than desirable, i'm wondering how to recover from this scenario. quitting the affected program does not help, logging out/in does not help.
right now i'm restarting the machine every time this happens - reminds me of the glorious os9 days...
what do others do? there must be some easier/faster way.