I’m running Cubase 12.0.52 on a MacBook Pro M1 Max, OS Ventura 13.3.1. I’ll try to explain the issue as best as I can.
There’s a huge problem with audio when it comes down to change the audio driver. I usually opt for a Focusrite Scarlett 4i4, and everything works fine. When I unplug that to work with the headphones jack output (maybe because I’m away from the studio), sometimes it doesn’t show any outputs. Meaning, the audio built-in is selectable in “Studio setup”, but when I set the outputs up in the “audio connections” window, it doesn’t show the built-in L and R channels.
I still don’t understand what’s the correct way to solve this, but I found out that unplugging and replugging the audio jack magically makes the outputs appear. It’s either that or doing the same thing with the Scarlett. I know it’s confusing but usually, playing it like that solves the issue, it’s not ideal but enough while I wait for some kinds of updates.
Lately, however, something new came up. If I don’t have the Scarlett connected and outputs are showing up correctly, and I play cubase via the built-in speakers, audio plays smoothly (it’s just a piano VST in the session I’m using now). If I plug in the headphones (without Scarlett), the audio suddenly pitches down and slows down A LOT. I thought that was some kind of mismatch with the sample rate, but there are no issues in the “project setup” window.
What is happening here? Anybody has any clues?
EDIT: I just found out that changing the Sample Rate to another value and back to the original one solves this. In my case, it was at 96 kHz, I switched it to 48 and then back to 96. However, this is highly far from ideal, it worked on that session because I did not have any recorded audio (just one piano VST), I honestly don’t want to do that if I have audio tracks as it might mess the project up converting the audio.