Yes, if you start Cubase before the audio interface you can wait for the drivers to be initiated and select the correct driver.
But then Cubase has also lost the the settings for the Audio Connections, so I also have to go in and re-select presets for Inputs and Control room ( I have curretly no outputs selected so those settings are not affected).
So in my view these are unnecessary steps and a step back regarding user experience.
Technical progress should mean improved user experience rather than the opposite!
And I know I sound like a “grumpy old man”…, but it is a little bit annoying as it takes some time before Motu is fully initiated and drivers are available.
And I am positive that this could (probably) be solved in some way.
Cubase could for example keep track of (and remember) two different configurations when initiating/loading drivers:
- The Custom driver - i.e. my chosen audio driver with associated settings
- The Default driver - the backup driver that cubase may use if/when no other driver is loaded.
And if the custom driver is not available when Cubase is initiating it could show the pop-up asking me if I want to:
- Load another driver/the default driver or
- Wait for the Custom driver to load/be ready. And as soon as my custom driver is loaded all settings are automatically as I want it to be.
And if I decide not to start my audio Interface at all I can still use Cubase for checking project info, notepads, used VSTs and plugins or whatever, when my intention is not to play or record any music, which sometimes is the case. But I will not get any sound.
And the next time I start Cubase it will still (try to ) load my custom driver., and not the Default driver.
So I actually wish this could be looked into!!