Originally Posted By: w
hope i understood your question/problem

refer to my screen shots

on the other hand there will be other Mac gurus along shortly to provide you with a better explanation

( show volume in menu bar means show volume - that small speaker icon - in the the apple menu bar )

well that what works for me

I have all the audio setup correctly and the volume controls at the right level. Even when I play my existing projects, no problem with the audio.