Multiple USB devices - PITA


One of the biggest PITAs with USB audio is when devices begin multiplying as you plug them (sometimes by necessity) into different USB ports. At last night’s rehearsal the Jupiter-80 once again believed it had never been connected before and we now have three iterations of the JP-80 in the physical inputs list and also two iterations of a System-8. Each time we have to go into Options and tie these ‘new’ instruments to Cantabile’s ‘virtual’ ports. I ‘get’ this, and can sort it out, but for others of my kind it is utterly confusing.

Is there any way that Cantabile could sort this out automatically, or would it simply be unable to be sure that we didn’t have two Jupiter-80s?


Excellent Inquiry The_Elf, I too am curious as to if there is some new coding that could solve this. It gets everyone at some point. Anyway :+1:



It’s truly frustrating! Happens with all DAWs and Hosts to me!

Not ideal but Studio One has an excellent yet stupid feature: if it does not find an expected device, it has a popup with a simple Retry/Cancel question. You can try to plug into another usb port and keep hammering retry until something good happens (hopefully).

I just hope this is not the state of the art… :cold_face:


Unfortunately not. All Windows supplies is a list of MIDI device names - which physical devices those names map to is invisible to Cantabile.



Thanks, Brad. Yes, I suspected as such.