Why I Hate Digidesign, Vol 36 rev C
My normal course of action when installing a new Mbox CoreAudio driver is to uninstall the old one first, because Digi manages to write drivers that actually compete with each other for the same piece of hardware, which is stupid. So I do that, then install the latest CoreAudio driver from the Digi page, and the Mbox doesn't show up as a possible CoreAudio device any more. What's more, when I run an application that has audio, the stupid Digi Hardware Manager thing still pops up, but you can't connect, because it says the hardware is in use.
I put up with Apple's quirks because I like OSX (for surfing, email, iChat, etc.; not, as I've made plain, for making music.) But putting up with Apple doesn't mean I have to put up with the shoddy driver guys at Digidesign. So, the Mbox gets pitched. Fuck this stupid hunk of plastic, and fuck the company that made it. It has been nothing but trouble since the day I got it.
So, I need a new interface for my OSX box.