Go Back   Cockos Incorporated Forums > REAPER Forums > REAPER for macOS X

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-08-2020, 03:35 PM   #1
Human being with feelings
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 46
Default Soundcard (Scarlett) Stops being found once the Mac goes to sleep

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Mid 2015)
32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

When my mac goes to sleep, when I wake it up, the Scarlett isn't found anymore. What do you think causes this?
GilbertNeal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2020, 04:24 AM   #2
Human being with feelings
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Santa Barbara
Posts: 113

I used to have this same problem on my Mac Mini. I was never sure what was going on, but the impression I got was that the USB ports would go to sleep and break the connection to my audio interface. Sometimes unplugging the interface and plugging it back in would get things working again. Other times not. Usually I would have to restart, or shut down and restart, but no solution worked consistently. Very frustrating. I got so fed up that eventually I used Boot Camp to install Windows. Using the Windows device manager you can configure USB ports to never go to sleep, and that fixed it right there. I have since built my own PC which I can dual-boot as a Hackintosh, but mostly I just live in Windows now after 30 years as a Mac user. Thanks, Apple!
maralatho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2020, 05:46 PM   #3
Human being with feelings
vdubreeze's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 2,056

I *believe* this only happens going direct into the Mac's port. It's an Apple faux pas. Using a powered hub between should keep the USB port from being losing connection when the Mac goes to sleep. But a quick replugging of the USB cable on either end makes it show up, no?
The reason rain dances work is because they don't stop dancing until it rains.
vdubreeze is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2020, 07:35 PM   #4
Patrice Brousseau
Human being with feelings
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Montréal, Québec province in Canada
Posts: 112

To second @vdubreeze : I had the same problem (on an Hackintosh). Powered USB2 hub, solved!
Patrice Brousseau is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:09 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.