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Should Capture 2 be able to see StudioLive III through MOTU AVB switch?

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asked May 12, 2017 in StudioLive Series III by markgreiner (2,500 points)

I've been able to get StudioLive III 32 to connect to my MOTU Monitor 8 through my MOTU AVB switch (it also works if I bypass the switch, too).  I going to use the Monitor 8 as a stage box for my returns to the stage monitors. Seems to be working well. SWEET!!

However, Capture 2 on my Mac Mini does not see the StudioLive III (or the Monitor 8) when connected through the AVB switch.  Capture 2 does see the StudioLive III when connected directly (i.e., when bypassing the switch).  Before I spend more time trying to make this work, can you confirm whether I should be able to do this now (or ever) or will I have to wait for something to be updated?

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answered May 18, 2017 by Michael Martin (89,010 points)
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Yes. The MOTU AVB Switch is designed to allow all AVB traffic to pass to available AVB enabled devices. Capture will see the AVB / Core Audio device if it is setup.

Make sure your Mac is properly configured to see and setup the Series 3 as an AVB Audio device via Core Audio, or else this may prevent communication.

See article for Series 3 Mac AVB Device with Audio MIDI Setup ( Core Audio ) HERE.

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answered May 19, 2017 by markgreiner (2,500 points)

Okay, that's helpful.  However, when I select the Series 3 to set it up as an AVB device, the setup hangs and then fails.  I'm up to date on the Mac OS and the Series 3.