Fix the Default audio output for iMac Pro
On my previous iMac and my current MacBook Pro the audio in Premiere and After Effects would switch to headphones when headphones were plugged in and switch back to the speakers when I unplugged, all without having to go up to Audio Hardware in preferences and switching.
Now, on the iMac Pro that is not the case. Each time I plug in headphones, the timeline stops playing and i have to go up to preferences and audio hardware and select external headphones or iMac Pro speakers if I'm unplugging them.
I was on the phone with Apple about this as well as Adobe, and what the Apple rep and I found out is that the iMac handles audio a little differently. When you plug in headphones it sees it as a new audio source while the previous iMac and the current MacBook Pro switches it.
On the older iMac and the current MacBook Pro in Preferences/Audio Hardware/Default Output you see Built-in Output (this will be whatever the output is for the computer it self)
On the iMac Pro in Preferences/Audio Hardware/Default Output you see iMac Pro Speakers and if headphones are plugged in External Headphones. It's reading it as two different sources.
Also, which I think is a complete bug is if you are on External Headphones and you unplug them, it won't play the video any more even if you switch the audio hardware to iMac Speakers, you have to quit (sometimes force quit) and reopen the application.
I’m happy to let everyone know that today’s Premiere Pro update enables automatic audio device switching on MacOS. Choose the “System Default” sound device under Audio Hardware preferences and Premiere will automatically use whichever audio device MacOS is using.
Simon Marks commented
I'm not sure I understand. I don't seem to be in the "Public Beta", but are you saying I should just install the latest version of Audition and that will fix the problem?
Thanks for your attention to this issue...it will make a huge difference to the user experience.
Andrew Mees commented
Not a Mac only issue. I'm on Windows 10 and now working from home (due to this virus spread) . ... intended to use the volume control on the keyboard so didn't bring the mixer home. My mistake obviously, but now very frustrating. Please do find a fix. This virus won't last forever, but this bug seems to be very long lived!
Raymond Villacorta commented
Michael Kaplan commented
Jordan Ambuehl commented
Yeah is there anyway we could get a button that allows us to quickly switch between speakers and headphones on the main interface? There's plenty of room by that "Home" Button...
Juan Peláez commented
Please, fix the default audio output regarding headphones and speakers in Premiere Pro and After Effects! Thanks
Giulia Curti commented
fix this please
michelle allen commented
Yes, I have the 2019 MacBook Pro and this is unfortunately happening to me as well. Please fix this issue. As a student that pays $19.99 a month I'd like to edit my videos smoothly. Thank you.
Eva S commented
Please, if you don't mind, would it be possible to fix the default audio output regarding headphones and speakers in Premiere Pro and After Effects a bit sooner, so that us, the users, will stop being annoyed by it. Thank you all at Adobe for your hard work though. Have a great day!
Justin Minich commented
This is not only a Mac issue. This is also happening in Windows 10 and it's super frustrating.
Axel S commented
Please this need to be fixed pronto! Isn't a major function for working with video editing TO BE ABLE TO HEAR THE AUDIO...?
Even though I fix it manually through Audio hardware, as soon as I listen to something else lika a tutorial on youtube, I have to reboot Premiere Pro to be able to manually switch it back again....
Brent Hansen commented
YES! YES! YES! YES! This has been annoying me for two years. Can't wait for the fix!
DTX Media commented
YES!! finally, can't wait. I want premiere to send audio out whatever device I've chosen my computer to audio out.
Josh Lombard commented
Wow, took almost 2 years for a fix!!! I guess better late then never. Thank you for listening.
Jonathan Jones commented
I don't understand how a 'free' program like DaVinci Resolve has this nailed down, while a relatively costly program like Adobe Premiere can't seem to fix this issue.
Mason Skender commented
I am experiencing this across both the PC's & Mac's in the studio - really disappointing that something seemly simple like this is such a huge pain point!!!
Alex Evelyn commented
This drives me up the wall!!! I work mostly on headphones but when my client needs a quick peak I have to change the settings!?!?? Why?? This is absolutely insane and unprofessional. Fix this problem! Just because not enough people have “complained” about it doesn’t mean you don’t fix it. I’ve been complaining forever among other editors yet this is the first time I have voiced it to adobe on the Internet. Seriously this is like water boarding, slowly driving me insane. My working partner spent 10 minutes editing with his headphones in not realizing it was blasting through the speakers. I’ve also done this. It’s embarrassing. I’m paying you so fix it!
Alex Bu commented
Please fix this problem
Sofi Marshall commented
Hey all - here's a simple quick fix for this issue on any Mac: https://youtu.be/fy1L9l0Cc5E
It should still absolutely be addressed but Adobe, but for now, take 5 minutes to set up this fix and you won't have to manually change the audio output anymore.
Ashley Lo Russo commented