New projects/tracks (incl. VSTs) have pre-gain +10dB - FIXED

The pre-gain settings are all defaulting to +10dB on new tracks in existing projects and for everything (including outputs) on new blank projects. I did not have this issue previously on the same machine as I have lots of material created on Cubase 9.x and 10 where the pre-gain was 0dB as I would expect. I have also reset preferences but that did not help.

JUST WORKED IT OUT as found reference to “save default preset of the Pre Gain” which it looks like you can do by opening the pre-gain rack, set it to 0dB (or whatever you want) and then right click on the PRE header where you can save this as the Default Preset! This seems to have fixed my issue and maybe helps others.