Why High Sierra 10.13.2 Can’t Find Any Audio Device?

All have long been accustomed to the fact that the Apple machines are famous for their reliability and ease of use. But this is not the only virtue of your i-device.

Recording and processing of sound is the direction in which the corporation from Cupertino achieved significant success since the appearance of the MacBook and iMac. Not only the iPod or iPhone but also your personal computer and laptop will be able to please with the excellent sound even the most demanding listener.

The problem of recognizing an audio device on High Sierra

Take, for example, quite famous audio interface Fast Track Pro, which records in a professional capacity anytime and anywhere. The USB connection provides access to the inputs and outputs for microphones and instruments, as well as for digital devices equipped with MIDI and S/PDIF. A time-tested software driver provides full control over 4X4 inputs/outputs, including the management settings of the external devices’ effects.

However, after the release of the High Sierra update (version 10.13.2), users one by one began to complain that the system no longer recognizes this audio interface. But according to the statement accompanying the release, one of the improvements to the new version of the software was to increase compatibility with some third-party USB devices.

Some experienced users of Apple technology advise to roll back the macOS to 10.13 or 10.13.1. You can do this with macOS 10.13 Supplemental. Read more here.

Operating system failure

Despite the fact that Apple’s OS X is considered one of the most advanced systems in the world, it can also fail. And this can be one of the reasons why your computer doesn’t see the Fast Track Pro. Problems with the software can be caused by:

  • Installation of the third-party software for audio processing (players, apps for recording and editing soundtracks);
  • Errors when upgrading macOS (because of low-quality of the Internet connection or sudden power off of the computer).

How to configure audio device on MacBook/iMac

You can do this using a utility called Audio-MIDI Setup. The program parameters that you can change depend on the audio device itself.

  1. First thing, connect the audio device and your iMac or MacBook. If necessary, install the required software on the computer.
  2. Go directly to the Audio-MIDI Setup app. You can find it in the Programs section, in the Utilities
  3. In the Audio Devices window, select the device you need.
  • If you are planning to use the device to input sound, select the appropriate option in the Action window.
  • If you are using the device to output sound, in the same menu, select the Use this device to output sound option.
  • Do the same to use the device to play the system sounds.

4. Select the options available for the device chosen in the Audio Devices window (on the right):

  • Here you can adjust the multichannel sound of the speakers, and also set the sample rate and bit depth.