Because this thread is basic for understanding how things are working, I try to explain very detailed
The actual setup of your system looks like that:
The output of Radiologik is by default the system-output, in your case the built in speakers OR the phones output at your Macbook Pro. Any sound your computer plays you hear at these outputs. If you play more sounds at the same time you will hear a mix of all these sounds, right? If the Macbook makes “BING” while you play a song with Radiologik you hear it as a mix.
That’s why you hear both songs together while cueing, all Radiologik player are going to the same output. But your Macbook has only this ONE output.
With this setup Radiologik can play the program you created, you connected it to your Behringer 802 and mix it with your microphone. You can plug your headphones into the mixer and listen to the output of it. This works very well for automation (“Auto ON”) and is the basic setup.
Now you like to pre-listen one player at your headphones while the other one is playing. This is mostly used with the live assisted (“Auto OFF”) mode. You are performing your program live.
Lets take a view decades back to the 90’s: The DJs was working with 2 turntables, EACH connected independent with the mixer. If one record player playing the actual program, you can listen with your headphones to the other.
Now I hear you say “ Ahhh, this is exactly what I want!” Right. Did you recognized that I typed the word “each” above in uppercase? This is the clue!
At the moment the application Radiologik works as ONE device at your setup because the Macbook has only ONE output and ONE connection to the mixer.
But if we get a second audio output from the Macbook, we can set in Radiologik player 1 to the first audio line and player 2 to the second. Therefore you need a external audio device. Here comes your M-Audio SOLO in place. It will be this missing second audio output.
Because of your changed needs we have to change the setup of your equipment. First of all install the M-Audio drivers, please refer to the manual. Then connect the device to the Macbook (depending of your Macbook Pro model you may need an adapter from firewire 400 to firewire 800). Reboot the Macbook.
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We got in version 2011.10.1 a brand new real pre-listen function. Great work Jay, THANX!!!
Now start Radiologik and open the Prefs Pane “Audio I/O”. Here you find Output 1 and Library/Track Properties/Pre-listen. That’s what we need. In Output 1 choose your M-Audio Firewire SOLO (because I don’t own this device, I can’t tell you the name it appears at your Mac), in Library/Track Properties/Pre-listen select the Macbook built in audio.
Connect the line output of the M-Audio with channel 3/4 or 5/6 of your mixer.
From now there are two ways for monitoring/cueing:
Way 1) Plug your headphones to the output of your Macbook (or just use the speakers of the Macbook).
Way 2) Or connect the output of your Macbook with the CD/Tape input and plug your headphones to the phones connector of your mixer. With the “CD/Tape to CTRL” button you can toggle between the program mix and cueing/monitoring.
If you don’t need to listen to the program with your headphones, way 1) is more easy.
In Radiologik now just click at the button with the headphone symbol for pre-listening the track.
OR select a titel in the program-list, then click at the Track Properties button (lower right corner). A new window opens within you can pre-listen and adjust ramp, fade in and out etc.
That’s it. At the attached graphics see the pics from Radiologik as your whole Macbook.