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Monitoring through Pro Tools HD hardware


There is currently a range of Pro Tools HD audio hardware that does not allow 3rd party audio inputs when Pro Tools is running. All versions of Pro Tools HD currently do NOT offer a 'release audio' function. The DAE engine in HD takes over the computer, and while Pro Tools is open, only allows PT to pass audio through the Digidesign hardware.

To solve this situation we suggest using Soundflower for monitoring audio from Sounddogs App through Pro Tools HD hardware if you are using the Pro Tools Aggregate I/O setup.

The SoundFlower application from Cycling 74 is a "Free Inter-application Audio Routing Utility for Mac OS X". It's a system extension that allows applications to pass audio to other applications. Soundflower is easy to use, it simply presents itself as an audio device, allowing any audio application to send and receive audio with no other support needed. Soundflower is free, open-source, and runs on Mac Intel and PPC computers.

    1. You need to install the Soundflower system extension

    2. Using "Audio MIDI Setup" you need to add Soundflower (2ch) to the Pro Tools Aggregate I/O group.

    3. Then set, using the System Preferences -> Sound, select the default Sound Output device as Soundflower (2ch)

    4. In Pro Tools I/O Setup create a new stereo input using the channels provided by Soundflower

    5. Create an new Stereo Aux Track and set the Input to the new input.

    6. When you play from Sounddogs App the audio should be played via the aux track.


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