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Old 11-12-2019, 04:09 AM
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Default Hardware Settings - Saved Where?

Hi,

We need to be able to copy Pro Tools Hardware Settings to new Users on our Macs at our Uni - due to the way the build is imposed on us all new users get default Hardware Settings for the HD I/O attached to the system.

Does anyone know where on a Mac the Hardware settings are saved? We've copied a number of Preference files from a working User to a New User but without success. Once we know which file it is we can create a script to copy it to the correct location on login...

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Old 11-12-2019, 02:47 PM
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Saw this 2008 Post (don’t know if it’s still applicable):
http://duc.avid.com/showpost.php?p=1239406&postcount=3

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the Preference file for the Hardware is being saved to the DigiSetup.OSX file located in:

Mac HD > Users > "User Folder" > Library > Preferences > DigiSetup.OSX file
However:
Check out Snapshot (free!) to store images of your hardware settings.
“Snap it on your phone, send it to your computer and save it in your session using the free Snapshot plug-in. You can also add notes to each instance …”

https://non-lethal-applications.com/products/snapshot
Snapshot currently supports macOS 10.9 or higher and Windows 10

https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/hom...gs-in-your-daw
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:37 PM
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Default Hardware Settings - Saved Where?

Do you mean the I/O settings?

I’m not quite sure what hardware settings is...
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:44 AM
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Hi James,

The Hardware settings are visible in the I/O Setup window and can be changed at the top, but the I/O Settings .pio file doesn't save the chosen hardware inputs and outputs format.

The Hardware Setup is also under the Setup menu and with PT Ultimate and HD hardware we can switch some inputs and outputs to be either analogue or digital. It's those settings that I want new Users on the Mac to have, rather than the default - everything analogue - which they are getting at the moment.

Many thanks

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Old 11-13-2019, 12:47 AM
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Hi unkJE,

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Saw this 2008 Post (don’t know if it’s still applicable):
http://duc.avid.com/showpost.php?p=1239406&postcount=3
I saw this as well but the Audio Engine has been redesigned since then so the DIGIsetup.OSX file doesn't appear to exist any longer. There is an Audioserver file but that doesn't appear to store the information I need.

I'll keep prodding and poking. It must be somewhere.

Cheers

Jon
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:41 AM
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In Windows, my Hardware Settings are located in My Documents.

Have you tried creating a new Hardware Setting, then “Save As”, call it Prodding and Poking, then use Finder + Show Hidden Files to find the location of Prodding and Poking, as well as all your other Hardware Settings?

(Please excuse my lack of Mac knowledge!
There are many Mac experts here who can help, if you still can't find it.)
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:45 AM
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Unfortunately, you can't manually 'save' a Hardware Setting. I/O settings you can and these are in Documents on a Mac. This is why I'm having trouble finding the system file that Pro Tools saves the info in. I was hoping that it was the Pro Tools Preference file, but that isn't the case.

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Old 11-13-2019, 06:39 PM
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In Windows, my Hardware Settings are located in My Documents.
These are my Mbox Pro Mixer Settings ... not what you asked for!

Realising my total ignorance of all-things Mac, I've emailed Pete Gates to ask for his help here.

Pete's a Mac Guru - http://petegates.com/

Speaking politely, by comparison, I'm rated somewhere between a Drongo and a Galoot.

Hope you get the help you need - good luck!
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:34 AM
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Pete's a Mac Guru - http://petegates.com/
Hardly! But who doesn't like a bit of flattery.

I think, but would need to check, it's stored in

~/Library/Preferences/Avid/DSIPrefs

I'll double check when I get the chance - or just try it.

Cheers,
Pete
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:59 AM
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Thank you, we'll give the DSIPrefs file a try and see if that one does what we need. Then it's scripting time to get it to copy when a student logs into the computer.

All the best

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