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Setting Master Bus for Playback

I'm currently traveling with my Steam Deck, and I brought along my audio projects that I otherwise have on my laptop. I have two audio buses: 2 channel default Master Bus AND 1 channel mono bus for recording.

Problem is, whenever I open the projects, Qtractor plays through the mono bus (hard right pan) even though the channel explicitly says to play through the 2 channel stereo Master Bus. Even the mixer shows the audio going through the Master Bus via the stereo meter. So, to solve this, I have to delete the mono bus BEFORE I make the "Qtractor to sound device" connection & start playback; otherwise, deleting the mono bus after playback and connection will cause mono to stick, even if I delete the mono bus.

Did I miss something? Is there a step I should take to force or reset playback to the master bus?


rncbc's picture


first, check whether you have the output bus properly set to Master Out on all your tracks of interest for playback;
second and probably more importantly if it's only used for recording, make your mono bus mode for Input exclusively, not Duplex (and then apply the first rule again).


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