Transport Disconnects ASIO Connections

Having a hard time maintaining ASIO connections. The connections work when transport is playing, but then disconnect when stopped. When transport begins, the ASIO connections are not ending up where I’ve routed them. This is JACK Router and SpectraLayers audio preferences are set to use JACK ASIO. I’ve used various ASIO applications such as Bitwig, VST Host, Bidule, Sonobus etc and they all maintain connections with stopped transport, so wondered if there’s anything can be done to resolve this. e.g. if I wanted to route SpectraLayers to Sonobus or Audiomovers it can’t be done because SpectraLayers is reconnecting to System Audio (My apogee) but the Apogee is already under control by JACK ASIO.