S-GEAR doesn't see my Audio Interface (MAC)

S-GEAR standalone on the MAC will only recognise devices that report both inputs and outputs.  Some audio interfaces report inputs and outputs as seperate devices, some only provide audio input.

The solution is to create an Aggregate Device using the Audio MIDI Setup utility.

The following Apple support article explains how to set up an Aggregate Device: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202000

The steps are as follows (this may vary a little between different versions of OS X):

  1. Run Audio MIDI Setup from the Utilities folder.
  2. Use the '+' button to create an aggregate device, name it something useful by double clicking on the default name.
  3. Add the external interface as your input device.
  4. Add the output device (use the same device if it supports output too, or use the internal spaeker or some other device).
  5. Make sure the audio settings are the same for input and output.

The new device should appear as an option in the S-GEAR configuration menu.

By creating an aggregate device you can create a virtual audio device with inputs and outputs that you specify. This is also useful if you want to use one device as an input and another as an output.