Audio Connections not defaulting

I’ve recently upgraded from Cubase Pro 11 to 12, but I’m slightly narked by the new software not “remembering” the default audio connection. Whenever I turn it on I see this

whereas previously it defaulted to this

Obviously it’s not exactly a deal-breaker, but it is rather annoying, and I wondered if there were any way to force the system to remember this setting. I can save the preset but it still defaults to “No Preset”.

In case it’s relevant this is what the Studio Setup looks like:


it might be that you interface is turned on last.
I always turn on interface first, then computer, then cubase
never had an issue what you describing.

Thanks for the reply. However, the interface is powered by USB from the computer, so it’s on when the computer’s on.