i first posted this to the general forum, but it appears this must be a bug. the original post is here :
synopsis - whenever cubase is loaded, or whenever a change is made to either user preferences or to buss routes, cubase resets the audio device’s inputs. all levels are set to minimum and pans are all set hard left.
*** NOTE *** if this is not a bug [i.e., if cubase is designed to do this], then this is certainly a design flaw. this has to be one of the single most annoying things i have encountered in 6 years of working with software audio platforms. just because cubase is going to use the audio interface doesn’t mean it’s the ONLY thing that has to use it !
to reproduce -
1- configure a multi-in/out interface to use all available i/o. mine has 10 ins and 10 outs.
2- configure the inputs and outputs in cubase.
3- observe your audio interface’s asio control window. you’ll see that cubase resets all configured inputs.
suggested behaviour -
leave the interface alone.
- pc with pentium i7 cpu, gigabyte ga-z77x-ud3h mobo, 24gb ram, 2 hard disks, standard onboard graphics
- edirol ua-1000 audio interface
- windows 7 enterprise x64 sp1
- cubase 8 elements trial
please let me know if you’d like additional information and i’ll be happy to get you what you need asap. as things stand now, i won’t buy this product, but would give it serious consideration if this bug is fixed.