Renaming the Hardware Inputs and Outputs

Before you set up busses, you should rename the default inputs and outputs of your audio hardware. This allows you to transfer projects between different computers and setups.

For example, if you move your project to another studio, the audio hardware may be of a different model. But if you and the other studio have agreed on identical names for your inputs and outputs, Cubase corrects inputs and outputs for your busses.


If you open a project that was created on another computer and the port names do not match or the port configuration is not the same, the Missing Ports dialog appears. This allows you to manually re-route ports that are used in the project to ports on your computer.


  1. Select Studio > Studio Setup.
  2. In the Devices list, select Audio System.
  3. Open the ASIO Driver pop-up menu and select your audio hardware driver.
  4. In the Devices list, select your audio hardware driver.
  5. In the Show As column, click on a port name and enter a new name.
  6. Repeat the previous step until you have renamed all required ports.
  7. Click OK.