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Programmatically set Audio driver?

April 22, 2012 | 4:01 pm

Is there a (perhaps undocumented) way to set the Audio Driver using the adstatus object?

Now, with the advent of hot-swapping audio devices in Max 6, it seems that I have to go to the audio status window every time I need to make that switch.


April 22, 2012 | 7:18 pm

Hi Mike,

i use something like this – and can control it directly without having to open the audio status window.
Hope that helps,


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April 23, 2012 | 12:15 am

Yup, this’ll do it. Thanks Seán.

November 22, 2012 | 9:31 am

hey sean…i used to have a patcher similar to yours. but i even can’t change the menu items anymore. i checked your patcher and the same problem: i wanted to change from ‘none’ to ‘core audio’ but the umenu stays in ‘none’, the max window just saying: ‘adstatus doesn’t understand "update"…did u ever have the same problem?

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