You're correct that there is now a single location for selecting hardware devices and channels for all editing modes. Do you experience this same crash if you attempt to record in Waveform view? Playback through the Apogee device is working as expected? Next time you experience this crash, when the Crash Reporter window comes up, could you click the CRASH DATA button and copy the text to an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ?
I found a workable fix for this issue. I was setting the I/O for a single track (the one I armed to record) and the program kept shutting down each time. The problem was that there were about five other tracks open as well. By deleting all the other tracks and keeping just the single track in which I had set the correct I/O settings I was able to arm the track and record without any trouble. This is time consuming since I have to manually close all the other tracks each time I go into Track Mode. Is there a way for the tracks to automatically use pre-configured I/O settings each time I use Track Mode?
You can set the default Input and Output channels for a device under Preferences > Audio Channel Mapping... After applying changes here, any new session should use these channels by default.
Is there a chance you can send a screenshot or a session file where you see this problem to email@example.com? I'd like to see what the input/output channels were defaulting to for each track and why this might introduce a crash. Also, if you can reproduce the problem and send that Crash Data, that would be VERY helpful.
I have the default settings set correctly, but the program still crashes unless I delete the additional tracks and manually set the I/O in the remaining track. I just sent the crash data to the e-mail you provided. Please let me know if you learn anything from it.