Audio Unit / Sonarworks SoundID not usable

Once SoundID (5.2.3.2 or the newest 5.3.) is configured as Audio Unit, Audirvana Origin cannot be used anymore. The macOS spinball appears and the CPU load increases. This is not the case with Audirvana 3.5.50.

Audirvana Origin 1.0.4 (10004)

macOS Version 12.4 (Build 21F79) with 16GB physical RAM

Connected account of : sbmn

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

Polarity Inversion:
	Globally: OFF
	Per track: ON
Effects plugins ACTIVE in offline mode with legacy macOS API
	AU plugin #0: Effect - Sonarworks SoundID Reference Plugin ()
	AU plugin #1: None
	AU plugin #2: None
	AU plugin #3: None

UPSAMPLING:
r8brain with Power Of Two upsampling
r8brain filter parameters
Bandwidth = 99.5%
Stop band attenuation 218dB
Phase minimum phase

AUDIO VOLUME:
Max allowed volume: 100
Replay Gain: None
SW volume control: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
Sync list: 3 folders
AUTO: /Users/swen/Music/HighRes Flac
AUTO: /Users/swen/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media
AUTO: /Users/swen/Music/SA-CD RIP
iTunes/Music library synchronization: not synchronized
Library database path: /Users/swen/Library/Application Support/Audirvana/AudirvanaDatabase.sqlite

Remote Control server:
Listening on 127.0.0.1 on port 50578

=================== AUDIO DEVICE ========================

CoreAudio audio path, buffer I/O frame size: 512

Max. memory for audio buffers: 4016MB
Exclusive access: Enabled
Integer mode: Enabled

Preferred device:
HDMI
Model UID:AppleHDA:128
UID:AppleHDAEngineOutputDP:0,1,0,1,0:0:{EE11-006B-01010101}

Active Sample Rate: 96kHz
Hog Mode is off

Bridge settings:
Sample rate limitation: none
Sample rate switching latency: none
Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF
Mute during sample rate change: OFF

Selected device:
Local audio device
ID 0x2c Ausgang (integriert)
Manufacturer: Apple Inc.
Model Name: Apple Inc. Ausgang (integriert)
Model UID: AppleHDA:128
UID: AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,1:0

4 available sample rates up to 96000Hz
44100
48000
88200
96000
Audio buffer frame size : 29 to 4096 frames
Current I/O buffer frame size : 512
Volume Control
Physical: No
Virtual: Yes
MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: No
Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA
DSD capability: Unhandled
Device audio channels
Preferred stereo channels L:1 R:2
Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
Channel 0 mapped to 0
Channel 1 mapped to 1

Audio channels in use
Number of channels: 2
Use as stereo device only: Yes
Simple stereo device: Yes

1 output streams:
Number of active channels: 2, in 1 stream(s)
Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1

Stream ID 0x2d 2 channels starting at 1
4 virtual formats:
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 96kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 88.2kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz

12 physical formats
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 96kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 88.2kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 48kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 24 little endian Signed Integer aligned low in 32bit 44.1kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 96kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 88.2kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 48kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 16 little endian Signed Integer 44.1kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 96kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 88.2kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 48kHz
2 ch Mixable linear PCM Interleaved 32 little endian Signed Float 44.1kHz

Local devices found : 2
Device #0: ID 0x2c Ausgang (integriert) Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Model UID: AppleHDA:128 UID: AppleHDAEngineOutput:1B,0,1,1:0 Model Name: Apple Inc. Ausgang (integriert)
Device #1: ID 0x3d Soundflower (2ch) Manufacturer: ma++ ingalls for Cycling '74 Model UID: com_cycling74_driver_SoundflowerDevice:Soundflower UID: SoundflowerEngine:0 Model Name: ma++ ingalls for Cycling '74 Soundflower (2ch)

UPnP devices found : 0

Something happened in the latest SoundID Ref (Sonarworks) AU plugin (5.3.0) that broke it within Studio (v1.13.0). It no longer can render though it and the audio bus refuses to start.

I’ve tried this version of the AU plugin with other hosts like Audacity on the Mac and there it works fine.

Hello @sbmn and @phelme,

Can you please enable this option and try again?

When enabling this option Audirvana plays my files. Going back Audirvana crashes.

What do you mean by that?

Sorry. I mean switching back to the standard API.
Regards

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Sonarworks seems to be working for me now. They released an update.

Now my problem is Audirvana Studio can’t remember I’ve turned off individual Audio Units and keeps displaying them no matter what I do. This has happened in the past. :frowning:

You mean by that deselecting it?

You mean by that deselecting it?

Correct. As far I know the only way to do it is by setting “No Effect”

You can do this that way or completely disable audio unit with the button on the same page of the settings. Either way you still have the audio unit displayed when you play?

You can do this that way or completely disable audio unit with the button on the same page of the settings. Either way you still have the audio unit displayed when you play?

when I disable the entire effects processor, no AU plugin is displayed, as expected.

but this is a continuing bug that there appears to be no way to reliably remove individual effects from the 4 slots without tossing the entire SQLite database and recreating everything.

removing effects plugins works OK on Windows, this is a Mac problem as far as I can tell.

Which version of MacOS do you have?

v12.4

Hello @phelme,

I’m really sorry for the late reply, can you please try to reproduce your issue with the latest version of Audirvāna Studio and the latest version of SoundID?

installed the latest. there is still one plugin (from Voxengo) in the 2nd slot that just won’t go away. I can install another type in the same place, but once that is removed the Voxengo just comes back. Same with setting it to “No Effect”

Audirvana Studio 1.13.3 (11303)

macOS Version 12.4 (Build 21F79) with 16GB physical RAM

Connected account of : pete helme

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

Polarity Inversion:
	Globally: OFF
	Per track: OFF
Effects plugins ACTIVE in offline mode with legacy macOS API
	AU plugin #0: None
	AU plugin #1: Effect - Voxengo PrimeEQ ()
	AU plugin #2: None
	AU plugin #3: None

Are you sure there is not one copy in the main Library or one in the User Library?

If you can’t see your User Library by default:

Apple hide the Home Folder in User Library at some time depending on OS System…
When you have clicked your Home Folder, and cannot see the Library Folder in there,
just do a ‘‘cmd J’’ to show the folder settings preferences and see at the bottom…
click Show Library Folder and then you’ll have access to the rest forever.