I thought I recall a setting where when Cubase is in record mode the monitor is engaged yet when Cubase is not recording it is disengaged. I can’t quite seem to find that setting but recall it was something like tape machine style recording?
Yes, in preferences
More specifically it’s (bizarrely) under the VST heading in Preferences. The Auto Monitoring drop-down should be set to “Tape Machine Style” as you correctly remembered.
Thank you Planachist! Much appreciated! I had been through the preferences list several times today and thought it’s so unlikely that it would be in the VST area as well.
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