I’m looking for a way to get multiple streams from applications into Max (i.e. iTunes *and* the built-in mic). Can Soundflower do this? I haven’t seen a way to do it as of yet. The difference b/t the 2 vs. 16 channel options is from the Soundflower bus to the physical output, correct? Meaning that, unless I have interface with more than 2 channels, the 16-channel version of Soundflower has no use…?
Choose Soundflower as the default output in your system preferences, and as the input driver in Max. This will have your itunes coming in on channels 1 and 2. Select Soundflower as the output for any other sources you would like to route audio from, and they will show up on the appropriate channels in Max. You should be able to configure the channel resources as needed in the I/O settings. Using this in conjunction with the built-in mic could be tricky however, and would probably need to be routed through a second application (runtime?), as I don’t believe you can send the built-in mic directly to soundflower from the system preferences or audio setup, at least not on a mac.