AudioFuse 16Rig stops working, works fine after restarting

I’m seeing some people mention that older AudioFuses have had this issue. I’ve been updating the software whenever there is an update. Is this a known issue?

It seems like I might have seen something like this.

I have Mac Studio → CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt Hub → 16Rig.

I’ve now seen it happen twice where after I go to use my Mac after it sat overnight that the AudioFuse isn’t showing as “connected” in the Control Center.

If I restart it, all is fine.

I am now trying a direct connection to a free TB port on the Mac Studio to see if things improve.

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Ok I can conform this is definitely happening to me.

When I return to my Mac (this usually happens overnight, so presumably it went to sleep), the 16Rig is still running fine in its standalone mixer mode, but I have no USB connection to my machine.

Disconnecting the USB cable and reconnecting it doesn’t help. I have had to reboot my Mac Studio to get it back.


I haven’t had the problem with my 16rig, but I used to with a Focusrite 2i4. The Mac going to sleep overnight would sometimes lose the connection and I wouldn’t be able to get it back without power cycling the Focusrite.

I think I fixed it by turning off the Mac’s “Put hard disks to sleep when possible” setting, but I don’t even see that setting any more in 13.6.3.