Then, I was trying to figure out how to route channels to fx sends; actually to create a bus like I do in Vienna Ensemble Pro, and used to do in Cakewalk/Sonar. I worked that out, but I remember thinking it involved Control Room at some point.
Anyway, the problem might instead be a corrupt .ini file. Don’t know. Any insights out there?
Could you give a bit more information? What cubase version do you use? Mac/PC? What is your audio interface? What do you mean by “loses audio settings”? Doesn’t it remember the correct driver?
Maybe you could post screenshots of your audio connections window (inout/output/control room) and Studio Setup/Audio system.
Is the ASIO driver loaded correctly in your System setup? Is your audio interface switched on before you start Cubase? Do you still have control room enabled? If yes, do you have the setting “exclusive device ports for monitor ports” enabled in the Preferences/Control Room?
@Dr.Strangelove is absolutely right - if you use control room, there is no need for any audio device to be connected for the Stereo Out, in fact it shouldn’t be. Everything output is configured in the control room tab (and very much a +1 for saving presets for every tab in the Audio Connections, it is very useful)
I don’t want to be using control room, but since Martin says its the proper thing to do, I’ve enabled it (with no project open). Closed Cubase then restarted and started a new project, and it is showing audio connected as it should be. Hopefully that’s sorted.