Garageband optical audio
April 22, 2009 1:39 PM   Subscribe

Using optical audio input on Macbookpro 15" and Edirol m10dx, but when I open garage band and arm the tracks it arms for .5 seconds ... then disarms.

Other programs -Reaper, AudioHijackpro, Audacity all recognize the optical audio fine. Any suggestions much appreciated. Thanks MetaFilter.
posted by acro to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
I have some oddness with my iMac and its optical audio, both input and output. Sometimes I have to plug and unplug the ends of the optical cable a few times before it "grabs" or whatever it does. Sometimes I have to do it at the computer end, sometimes at the device end.

I'm not sure what you mean by "arming" a track, however. Does that mean, recording a track?
posted by hippybear at 3:33 PM on April 22, 2009

Is it possible that you have some other app, say like Airfoil, camping on the soundcard? Shutting off the arming sounds to me like a classic "device in use" problem.
posted by rhizome at 3:35 PM on April 22, 2009

hippybear: arming a track is what you do to prepare and mark it for recording (ie. when you have multiple tracks, and will want to record to some set of them, while playing back others).
posted by idiopath at 5:34 PM on April 22, 2009

Response by poster: Only Garageband is showing up in the Force quit menu.
posted by acro at 7:59 PM on April 22, 2009

How old is your computer? If it's still under AppleCare warranty, you should be able to call them and get them to help you with this. GarageBand is, after all, an Apple product.
posted by hippybear at 9:55 AM on April 23, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone.. I'm running Garageband '08 if that helps. Solid body aluminum mac book pro.
posted by acro at 10:01 AM on April 23, 2009

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