AudioMate is an open-source application that comes as an alternative to configuring system sound settings within Mac's Audio MIDI Setup app. This utility sits quietly on your Menu Bar from where you can control the way AudioMate operates and set up the system sound options according to your requirements.
On the main window of this application, you can see a list that contains the names of the input and output devices. You can choose the proper sample rate value, master output volume, and clock source.
An advantage is that the program immediately applies the sound settings and uses a very small amount of CPU resources in the process. The utility also displays notifications under the Menu Bar whenever a change is being made to the system's sound settings.
Moreover, the app can display info regarding the input or output devices right on your Menu Bar (replacing AudioMate icon from the Menu Bar).
All in all, AudioMate is an app that provides you with a quick and easy way to configure system sound settings on your computer. The program is very simple to use, offers you easy to set up options, and comes without a price tag.