MacBook internal audio not working

Hi I am trying to get my internal speakers to work on the road. I have a device installed via audio midi setup connected to my speakers and microphone. In the security section in the device setup, I have made the internal mic accessible to Cubase. However, when I open it, I get this message.

“The audio driver could not be loaded, please make sure the hardware is connected to your computer”.

The message is a bit funny, considering that these are, after all, internal devices that are virtually impossible to remove.

I have already started quite a few internet searches without success
Would be grateful for a tip

Please post two screenshots.
One from Cubase: Studio → Studio Setup → Audio System.
The other one from macOS’ Audio Device dialog.

Have you tried setting the ASIO device to MacBook?

Yes I have. Unfortunately with the same result. =(

I assume the same happens with the Integrated Audio Device?

@Martin.Jirsak : Any idea where to go from here? Maybe some macOS specific settings in the Audio Device Setup?

Yes! It is really frustrating! For simple arrangements I could use the internal sound card of the MacBook Pro super well on the road. So I always have to take my interface with me when I want to work. What is going wrong?


You have some Aggregate Devices created, right? So the 1st device you have shown us, is now of the Aggregate Device, right? Could you try to remove them, restart computer and try to use the MacBook driver again, please?

I’m using internal Audio Device very often here on my Mac.

Hello Martin & Johnny, did as you said. But no change. What irritates me the most is that the error message comes almost instantly. No short connection time or anything else. As soon as I select the internal device, it comes immediately that it could not be started. I had most hope in the security setting, because to me the whole thing seems like a regulation of macOS, but of course I’m not sure.

I’m using internal Audio Device very often here on my Mac.
Man, that’d be wonderful…

Okay, appears. I found a solution:

I had to uninstall everything from Mergin. I use the Anubis audio interface from Mergin. I’ll change the headline and contact Mergin support to inform them about the problem.

Thank you Johnny & Martin. Your comment Martin, that you use the internal audio processor of macOS more often gave me the idea to uninstall everything…

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