Automatically Configure Devices not working

I work with a MacBook Pro M1 , sometimes using the speakers of the laptop and others (most of the time) with external speakers connected via soundboard with a mini-jack.

In Edit → Device Setup → Device Control Panel, I have the box “Automatically Configure Devices” checked, but when I switch from external speakers to Mac speakers (or viceversa), I have to manually change the Output Configuration every single time, which is a little bit tiring!

Am I doing something wrong? Can anybody help me? I attach the Diagnostics Report, in case it helps.

Thank you!

Dorico (736.7 KB)

Interestingly, right now in another thread something very similar got reported by a different user. On Monday i will take my M1 Mac Mini and try it out there as well and see if i can get behind this riddle. “automatically configure device” shall only affect the sample rate but not the output config. However, let’s see what i can find out.


Actually, I told nonsense. “Automatically Configure Device” does not only affect the sample rate, but it is also doing the re-routing of the devices. But if it is switched on, at least on my Mac it is in fact working as expected, I plug-in the headphones and sound comes from the headphones, I unplug them again and sound comes from the speakers . And I can repeat this again and again…

The other thread I mentioned is here. Would you please follow the same instructions that I gave there in order to get debug output from CA2ASIO?

Good morning, Ulf!
I did all the steps you indicate on the other thread and that worked!
Now, Dorico chooses the “best” option: external speakers when they are connected via mini-jack and internal speakers when the other are not.

Thank you very much!

I’m delighted to hear that. You are more than welcome. :smiley:

Hi Ulf,

Could the CA2ASIO debug command possibly work for Cubase 12 as well? I have the same issue (Macbook pro M1 16"), so it would be amazing if this would work.

Apologies as this is a Dorico thread, but I couldn’t find a solution elsewhere.

Thanks a lot!

Hi @arnoldsfm, no worries, no problem. Yes, that would equally apply to Cubase as well.

Hi Ulf,

I’ve tried following your instructions for the debug output several times, but unfortunately it did not work. For example, when I open a project which is at e.g. 48 kHz with plugged-in headphones and then if I plug-out the headphones, the “Adjust project settings / Allow different sample rates” window pops up, but even if I select “Allow different sample rates” - it plays at a wrong sample rate. I need to select the different rate in AudioMIDI Setup before unplugging. Also many times the output does not auto-switch to speakers (or headphones, when vice-versa).
I’ve attached the latest CA2ASIO file in case you could have a look and help - much appreciated!

Cubase 12.0.70, Monterey 12.6.3, Macbook M1 max (1.6 KB)

Hi @arnoldsfm , I need to do enable CA2ASIO debug on my Mac and then compare to your’s. Will do on Monday and then come back to you.

Thanks a lot @Ulf , whenever you can, no hurry :slight_smile:
I’ve attached a fresh CA2ASIO debug file with the exact scenario I mentioned above and this pop-up window: (2.2 KB)

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