I try to “teach” out Renoise to a friend but we encountered a problem.
To begin with he has a laptop with a built in sound card with separate stereo line out and headphone out. He is using Asio4All.
The problem is that when we start a new project or open one the master track is by default routed to the headphone out, which we do not prefer.
I do not seem to find a way of setting the default out for the master track. Shouldn’t there be a way of doing this? Cause if there isn’t a way then he has to switch output routing every time he fires up Renoise.
The problem exists because soundcard manufacturers have different outputs and there does not exist a kind of standard which output should always be the main output. I thought i read somewhere the output channels just get numbered and offered in high-end order only mentioning if the output (or input) is stereo or mono and nothing much else. Renoise just picks the first output offered and if that is headphone out on your vendor’s hardware, it is not something that Renoise can possibly anticipate on (or is there a way Taktik?).
With some expensive soundcards, you can assign in- and output channels through their drivers so you at least have some control over this, but the majority of audiocards have their channels fixed by design.