Thanks a lot for all the suggestions, but I am not seeing what you are suggesting at all here. I have no idea why you think stuff in Device Manager would be changing when I change the buffers setting for my audio interface. I’m not saying you are wrong, cos I don’t know, but what you are suggesting simply is not happening here.
Take these three screen grabs, taken after I completely cleared out all my audio drivers, including all the Focusrite drivers, and my Sonarworks SoundID virtual drivers for the calibration system just to be sure. I even uninstalled hidden AND NOT_PRESENT old copies of drivers, so the Device Manager was squeaky clean. After a reboot, this was the status of the Focusrite buffers control with buffers at 256, the Device Manager and a clean start of Cubase 12 Pro with all my personal port names intact and correct…
All I then did was select Buffers 128 in the Focusrite Control and it all gets messed up as below, but there is NO change in Device Manager, nor any Device Manager activity or refresh at that point. Just Cubase losing all the port names and unmapping all my carefully set up hardware. Here is the status after that simple change.
You will notice that all the port Output port names, including the Port System Name and my Show As names are now completely different. (Just now it is changing Output names, but on other days it messes up the Input names).
You will also notice at the bottom I added an extra test - I edited the Show As name by adding the word ‘Test’ to the name.
If your theory is correct, when I go back to Buffers 256, the starting condition of this fresh install test, then I should get all my names back, and the last Show As ‘Test’ name should go away.
But it doesn’t. The same crippled port names persist, including the Test addition.
I then set Buffers to 32 and all the Original Output port names magically reappeared, but the Input Names got messed up.
Then I switched to Buffers 48 and all the Input Names came back and the Output ports were messed up again.
Then I switched back to Buffers 32 again and unlike above, all the Input Ports are suddenly renamed correctly again, but the Output Ports are all messed up.
I mean, I could go on and on with this, because there is NO logic to it. It certainly doesn’t remember a different list of port names for each Buffers setting. No way. This is pretty much random. Flicking back and forward between the two same buffers settings can produce different results every time.
I’m baffled by your suggestion that Device Manager should be changing with Buffers settings. I’ve been using Focusrite with Cubase for many years, and I know how to set it up properly, and this is the first time every that I have had this problem, and it appears the first time I flip buffers after installing Cubase Pro 12.0.40.
All I know is I cannot get any work done, because I flip buffers all the time between tracking and mixing, and now this is not possible, because every time I do it, my entire audio stack gets unmapped and polluted with rubbish.
Lastly, and rather importantly, if I close down Cubase entirely before I flip the buffers, then restart Cubase, the port names are ALWAYS all named correctly. Perfect every time. But that is a total time-wasting PITA when trying to work on a project.
So I don’t see how you think I need to rename my Cubase port names for every Buffers setting I use in Cubase. Or have I completely misunderstood you?
Something is very wrong here, and it wasn’t before I installed Cubase 12.0.40. And nothing else changed that day.