Different audio interfaces for in and out

Rilkecat
Rilkecat Member Posts: 12 Sine
edited May 10 in Maschine

Hi! Can I set 2 different audio interfaces in Maschine? One for audio outputs (i.e. my main audio interface that goes to main speaker system) and another for the audio inputs (i.e. Maschine, to take advantage of its 2 inputs). Thanks!

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  • Reefius
    Reefius BelgiumMember Posts: 52 Tri

    On Windows or Mac?

    On Mac you can use Aggregate Device (I'm not a Mac user so I don't know the details)

    On Windows you can use Asio4All which lets you choose multiple audio interfaces.

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ UKMember Posts: 145 Tri

    I would not recommend using ASIO4ALL - despite the name, it's not an ASIO driver. It just piggy backs onto the standard Windows WDM driver (not high performance).

    Many years ago, some pro audio apps would only output sound to an ASIO interface, so if you only had a normal consumer audio interface, you wouldn't be able to get audio from that software.

    ASIO4ALL was intended to "fool" the software app into thinking you had an ASIO interface when you didn't.

    Those times have long passed (software is no longer "ASIO only"), so ASIO4ALL really isn't necessary any more - especially if you actually do have ASIO compatible hardware.

  • Reefius
    Reefius BelgiumMember Posts: 52 Tri

    I only mentioned ASIO4ALL because the OP wants to use multiple audio interfaces. This cannot be done using dedicated ASIO drivers.

    Anoter solution to use multiple audio interfaces is something like VoiceMeeter Banana.

  • Rilkecat
    Rilkecat Member Posts: 12 Sine

    Hi @Reefius I work in MAC enviroment. Ableton allows that, simply selecting which to use for in, which for out, so I wandered if Maschine had that option and I had not seen it yet

  • PK The DJ
    PK The DJ UKMember Posts: 145 Tri

    Reefius said: "This cannot be done using dedicated ASIO drivers"

    Without knowing which two audio interfaces he's using, it's a bit early to say it can't be done.

    Anyway, seems he's using Mac so it's irrelevant. :-)

  • D-One
    D-One PortugalModerator Posts: 480 mod
    edited May 6

    As a short answer, Maschine does not have such an option, so it's a "No".

    Creating Aggregate Device is easy and should solve your problem, the tools to do it come with MacOS so it's free, it allows you to basically merge multiple audio interfaces.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202000

  • Rilkecat
    Rilkecat Member Posts: 12 Sine
    edited May 16

    Hi @D-One, many thanks for both your short and long answers! I didn't knew about Aggregate... amazing tool. It works perfectly. 🙌

    --solved--

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