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Old 02-03-2024, 07:37 AM
Ru_C Ru_C is offline
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Default Pro Tools not releasing Native I/O driver to other apps after quitting.

Ok, so with my home setup (in sig below) I'm regularly moving between Pro Tools Ultimate, Logic, & Davinci Resolve Studio at the moment.

For a while it was all good. Pro Tools would work as expected, & when I quit, the 'Pro Tools : HD Native Thunderbolt' option would be there for the system sound menu, for other apps. In fact if they had used them before, they would just automatically switch back seamlessly on quitting Pro Tools.

However a few days ago, this just stopped working.

Now evey time I quit Pro Tools Ultimate, the option for 'Pro Tools : HD Native Thunderbolt' in the Mac sound menu just isn't there at all.

A quick look in the Macs 'Activity Monitor' app, & a Force-Quit of the 'Avid Audio Server', releases the hardware, & now it shows up in the sound menu again, & I can manually re-connect.

Any Idea why it was working fine, & now isn't? Anything I can do to fix it?

A Rig: (Studio) I7-7700k Hackintosh - OSX 10.15.7, PT Ultimate2023.6 Native PCI-e Card, AVID I/O16 Analog i/o x2, 40 fader D-Command ES

B Rig: (Home/Office). M1 Mac Studio - 64gb ram - OSX 12.7.1, PT Ultimate2023.6, HD Native Thunderbolt, Omni, Avid Artist Control

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