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  • Fri, Dec 5 2008 5:55 PM

    • jflowers
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    Digidesign 003 + Avid MC 3.0.5 "EXCEPTION: FAILED TO INITIALIZE AUDIO HARDWARE"

    I have a Mac OS X 10.5.5 system running Avid Media Composer 3.0.5. I just installed Pro Tools LE 7.4.2 and a Digidesign 003.

     

    Now, whenever I set the audio input or output (in System Preferences) to be the Digidesign 003, Avid says "EXCEPTION: FAILED TO INITIALIZE AUDIO HARDWARE"

    Everything worked perfectly prior to installing the Digidesign 003

    If I set the audio input/output to be the standard Line In/Line Out, Avid loads just fine.

    I planned to use the Digidesign 003 as my system audio (just like I did with my M-Audio Projectmix i/o), but it doesn't seem to work properly.

    Any suggestions?

    Mac Pro - 16GB RAM - ATI 3870 Video - 4TB RAID 5 - Avid Media Composer 3.1.1 + Pro Tools LE v8 + Digidesign 003 (Control Surface) [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Dec 5 2008 6:14 PM In reply to

    • BLKDOG
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    Re: Digidesign 003 + Avid MC 3.0.5 "EXCEPTION: FAILED TO INITIALIZE AUDIO HARDWARE"

    Last I looked, the 003 was only supported on windows. Could have changed though.

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  • Sat, Dec 6 2008 1:14 AM In reply to

    • jflowers
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    Re: Digidesign 003 + Avid MC 3.0.5 "EXCEPTION: FAILED TO INITIALIZE AUDIO HARDWARE"

    There are Core Audio only drivers for OS X 10.5, which means this system will work without Pro Tools LE on OS X and there are drivers to make that happen.

    I've solved the problem temporarily by adding a second set of speakers and using the Digi 003 for Pro Tools only, but this is a lame solution to a simple issue of audio driver conflicts.

    Surely someone has Avid MC 3 and Pro Tools LE 7.4 running on OS X together?

    Mac Pro - 16GB RAM - ATI 3870 Video - 4TB RAID 5 - Avid Media Composer 3.1.1 + Pro Tools LE v8 + Digidesign 003 (Control Surface) [view my complete system specs]
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