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.
Kurt Hall commented
I agree with this. Same issue on my brand new MacBook Pro 16". It's an inconvenient and seemingly unnecessary step. Please address this issue. Thank you.
Santiago S commented
Emily Donahue commented
This resetting of preferences by adobe actually is driving me and my coworkers crazy. I can't just plug in my headphones - it doesn't recognize the headphones and continues to play through the computer speakers. needless to say not optimal when you finely editing audio in both premier and audition. Help!
ruby oostdam commented
I've got the same problem, i know how to change my output, but i want it to go automatically like on the older macbooks. Please fix this, it's annoying the HELL out of me.
Edit Bae2 commented
Not sure why we even need to request this. Come on Adobe, how hard can this be?
Venancio Minton commented
Same problem, my headphones work fine with the new Macbook Pro 16" except when I edit in Premiere, the sound comes out of my Laptop instead of my headphones. Anyone have a way to solve this?
Andrei Giurgiuman commented
Still not enough people have this problem?
Please fix this issue. It's something that used to work before, so why is it such a big deal to fix now? It's incredibly annoying having to go through all those steps just because you've plugged / unplugged your headphones.
Meow Wolf Podcasts commented
This is so annoying it makes me not want to use audition anymore. You guys gotta fix this
David Monostori commented
This also applies to the new 16" Macbook Pro.
My 2016 worked fine, this new 16" doesn't.
Also using 3rd party apps like soundsource to route sound has no effect at all.
Burger Hattingh commented
I am sad that this request is so specific to iMac Pro. It is an issue across the Mac family and should be fixed on all platforms. It is an annoyance and frankly just a thorn in your side... If different hardware is the issue, then at least make it easier to toggle the output.
Matt Bonnema commented
Jonathan Jones commented
Shocked this still isn't reincorporated. But then again, this is Adobe Premiere we're talking about...
Liutauras Kurasovas commented
Cop on people. This needs to be fixed ASAP
romy bianchi commented
Sg Carmart commented
Please fix this
Hi. Once again, in Mac computers you may fix this annoying problem following these easy steps: https://reid.io/ytHm3P
Derreck Barnes commented
This is incredibly frustrating when team members ask to see a cut of a video and I have to go through this tedious process. Please fix!!
Has anyone found a fix? This is a frustrating new problem.
Evan Melgren commented
Wisam Al Rawi commented
No Default audio is so annoying. OBS has it and so many other programs. So easy to do. Are you listening Adobe. I have a USB headphone and a pair of speakers. I need to be able to automatically switch between as Windows does.