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 transferring 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 owner 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 that are available on your computer.


  1. Select Devices > Device Setup.
  2. On the VST Audio System page, make sure that the correct driver for your audio hardware is selected.

    If this is the case, your audio card is listed in the Devices list on the left of the Device Setup window.

  3. In the devices list, select your audio card.

    The available input and output ports on your audio hardware are listed on the right.

  4. In the Show As column, click on a port name and enter a new name.
  5. Repeat the previous step until you have renamed all required ports.
  6. Click OK.