Enabled inputs and outputs are persisted per device and per driver mode. This prevents audio ports
from shifting around and causing unwanted devices to become selected as active audio inputs and outputs. You can add a device back at any time and SONAR will remember the last set of enabled inputs and outputs for that device.
You can freely add or remove devices without impacting the current working set of enabled devices.
Adding a device back will remember its last selected inputs and outputs. You can also switch driver modes and the existing enabled devices will be remembered for the next time when you switch back to that mode.
When loading a project after changing audio devices, SONAR will attempt to automatically remap
any missing device to an equivalent new device. If an equivalent match is not found, the Missing Audio Outputs
dialog box appears, allowing you to manually reassign any unresolved output ports.
The Missing Audio Outputs
dialog box will suggest default assignments for any missing devices. You can click OK
to accept the assignments, or click Cancel
to preserve the original missing device assignments. You can also preserve the original missing device by selecting [Unassigned]
from the Available Devices
list. If you choose not to reassign a missing device, the Output
port selection in SONAR will show the missing device name prefixed by MISSING
When Use friendly names to represent audio drivers
is selected in Edit > Preferences > Audio - Devices
, SONAR can intelligently remap devices across different hardware configurations or driver models by using your assigned friendly driver names, even if the hardware names do not match.
This can be very useful if you switch driver modes and load projects you worked on earlier in another
driver mode, or if you collaborate with other people who have different hardware configurations. As long as you set up friendly names that match, all outputs will be automatically remapped.
Changing MIDI output ports in Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Devices
has the following effect:
SONAR persists the names of MIDI ports that are assigned to control surfaces. This ensures that the
correct MIDI ports are assigned to control surfaces, even if you add or remove other MIDI devices.