Oh what a palaver, i got a new laptop and loaded cubase 8.5 on to it, along with an older Tascam US122mk2 audio hardware interface.

I could successfully create an audio track - I chose mono - but each time i am given the left mono input, and my bass guitar only plugs in to the right, and each time i changed the audio input on Cubase to the ‘right’ channel the dialogue “CANNOT CREATE RECORD FILE” came up.

Three hours past swapping, loading, reinstalling device drivers, adjusting buffers etc, when suddenly i realised i have a 64 bit machine, and so i had to change the ‘record file type’ in the ‘Project set-up’, i chose ‘WAVE 64’, and blow me down it solved the issue.