OK, I am not a Cubase noob (I have been using it since Pro 24 days), but this has been bugging me since at least Cubase 7 onwards but seems to occur more often in Cubase 10.
So when I first open a project most times I will get no output. I can see the meters moving but hear nothing.
I check my ASIO selection and it is correct (Scope ASIO for Sonic Core XITE-1). If I deselect and reselect the drivers I still get silence. However if I select another project, activate that, I get sound. Now I go back to my original project and I now have sound. I have to do this nearly every time I launch now so is becoming irritating.
It’s as if on first launch Cubase doesn’t see ASIO, but on second launch gets its act together.
I have run out of ideas.
Windows 10 (latest)
Cubase 10.5 (latest)
Sound card: Sonic Core XITE-1 (latest drivers)