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macOS DAW Specific FAQ

If you are having issues integrating with REAPER, Logic, Cubase, Nuendo or Logic please check through any relevant points here first

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If you are having macOS Pro Tools integration issues check out the BaseHead Mac: Pro Tools FAQ Section 

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If you are having BaseHead PC issues see the BaseHead PC: FAQ Section

 

macOS DAW Related FAQ

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Spotting Files Not Working with Apple Silicon M1 chips?

While the latest version of BaseHead is now Apple M1 compatible there are still some problems to solve. Currently runnning BaseHead as native M1 will not allow any processing plugins to work (or CPM preview playback). We recommend to run in Rosetta mode for the moment.

Running BaseHead in Rosetta mode will also require your other application to be running in Rosetta mode to allow cross application communication or spotting files will not work. 

See below on how to run in Rosetta mode: 

To do this you will need to enable “Rosetta Mode” for your DAW by opening a finder window, selecting the DAW you are using in Applications Right-Click and view Options.

Check “Open using Rosetta”

Next, make sure you have selected the correct Target Application you are working with in the Options page for the transfer features to work :

Lastly make sure your Privacy Premissions are all granted.

You need to grant permissions in these areas.
-Accesibility
-Automation (macOS 10.14 or higher)
-Screen Recording (For Pro Tools only)

If still not working try removing BH from the above and re-add it.

Check This Article for info on setting macOS Security/Permissions

 

Spotting and Transferring isn't working with my DAW

Firstly, make sure you have selected the correct Target Application you are working with in the Options page for the transfer features to work :

Second make sure your Privacy Premissions are all granted.

You need to grant permissions in these areas.
-Accesibility
-Automation (macOS 10.14 or higher)
-Screen Recording (For Pro Tools

If still not working try removing BH from the above and re-add it.

Check This Article for info on setting macOS Security/Permissions

Why is REAPER showing "Offline Media" for all files I'm spotting "S" to it?

In macOS 10.15 and above, make sure in System Preferences/Security & Privacy/Files and Folders you have access to the folder your Transfer path is set to. If you see the folder and it’s unchecked, that is your problem. Re-Check it to correct it. 😉

Example: In the below screenshot you see the Documents Folder added but not checked cuz at one point you choose “NO” when asked for permission to this folder. This will cause a problem if your Transfer Path is set to this location.

 

Check this folder and re-launch BaseHead to resolve the issue.

 

Why isn't Nuendo, Cubase or Pro Tools copying files to the audio files folder when spotting or pressing"X" when the DAW prefs are set to always copy?

It’s because we are using an API supplied by these companies and they ignore these settings with region spotting and always reference files. Seems like a bug on their end to be honest.

So best to always set your transfer path to the audio files folder for the session to get the desired results. Nuendo/Cubase users can use the “Follow Session Folder” option also to make the process automated

When I use Source Nexus I hear no sound in my target application?

Check first that you have set the {SN} button on in BaseHead (top of the result list). You should have the Source Nexus plugin inserted into one of your DAW tracks and it needs to be set to “Receive” not send.

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