View Single Post
Old 08-04-2021, 07:36 AM
DEliker DEliker is offline
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: United States
Posts: 12
Default Re: Loss of Playback Engine Mid-Session

I'd could see why the OS may reconnect and appear available while Pro Tools wouldn't without a relaunch. But it doesn't explain why relaunching the app won't see anything but the aggregate I/O.

Points to something else, and yes, I'm suspecting the OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock as everything was running through it. Not sure exactly how to test for it though, to be sure.

Usual playback engines seen are:
PT Playback Normal.jpg

Relaunching after the problem presents produces this:
PT Playback on Relaunch.jpg

Now, if it's the dock, I get why both the interface and the dock might not show upon relaunch. I can't explain the rest missing as they're software/system options. But there you go.

I've been a little suspicious of the Thunderbolt dock after replacing my Mbox 3 Mini with the Clarett, which requires an external power source. Switching the Clarett on, the light on my iLock dongle plugged in the dock would often go out.
Reply With Quote