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Old 06-30-2019, 02:44 PM
NateAlexander NateAlexander is offline
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Default Opening Session Changes I/O and Prefs

Whenever I open a session from someone else, it changes my entire I/O to theirs (well it actually just merges ours) and changes to their prefs.

Extremely annoying!

Been going on since updating to 2018, would love to know if this is something I can prevent.
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:01 AM
musicman691 musicman691 is offline
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Default Re: Opening Session Changes I/O and Prefs

Simple fix:
Go to the Setup drop down menu and select I/O Setup. In the lower part of the window that comes up make sure the box that says 'sessions overwrite current I/O setup when opened' is unchecked.

As always - rtfm helps.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:51 AM
albee1952 albee1952 is online now
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Default Re: Opening Session Changes I/O and Prefs

And the other thing you need to do whenever you get a session from someone else: First time you open it, go to Setup>IO>Bus tab, then scroll and delete all output paths that don't belong, and delete any duplicate paths and save it.

BTW, if you share sessions with the same person a lot, get together and name your ins and outs the same on both systems. Example, my rig and my long-distance partner's rig have the outputs named Main Out L/R, Phones 1, Phones 2, etc. Doing this allows sessions to go back and forth without the hassle you describe
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