Recently my audio track mixer does not seem to send audio to center speaker while editing and audio level does not show on 5.1 output level meter. With the panning dot place in the center notch, the audio only plays through the right and left speakers. When panning the "center level" control to full (clockwise) audio from that track disappears. Also the LFE levels do not show up or playback through hardware while editing.
This symptom is the same on both my workstation editor and my laptop. I edited 5.1 projects and monitored them on this same system with perfect performance through the first of the year. It's only been in the last month when this flared up. (FYI: I've been working with 5.1 audio for years in Premiere)
Now here's the herring: if I render the sequence to my typical 5.1 file output, that file plays with all channels! But that means "winging it" with levels.
Dell workstation Xenon, 96GB, Nvideo quadro 4000
Premiere version 23.1.0 build 86
Is this a "uninstall/reinstall"?