I’ve been experimenting recently with the chord tracks feature which I never have used in the past, I admit. From which, I’m rather a newbie in this department. So…
I started with a very basic sequence (picture below) and used the Project>Chord Track>Chords to MIDI command to get the corresponding MIDI part from it in an already existing instrument track, TruePianos being the VSTi used. No issue…
After this, and to see to which point I could tame the ‘barrel organ’ effect, I made few treatments with the Logical editor, involving events velocities, lenghts and positions. Still no issue…
At a point, when playing it back, I realized that only one note of the first chord was audible. So, I went to the key editor and saw that the three highest notes of it have been muted (don’t really know how, maybe after making few irrelevent attempts while doing some editing on the lenghts in the Logical editor). So, I tried to unmute them : impossible… I can split, glue, trim, erase events or even draw new ones, but I can’t mute/unmute them.
At this moment, I began to think that something went fishy in my preferences. So, I closed everything and restarted Cubase in safe mode (I would have several feature requests concerning it, but it’s not the subject…) and loaded again the project : same issue.
I recorded few notes with both TruePianos and another VSTi : no issue - I’m freely able to mute/unmute events as much as I want in each case…
At the end, I disabled the instrument track containing the ‘bounced’ MIDI parts and made a new Chords to MIDI attempt : same issue again - I cannot mute/unmute events, even after erasing one and undoing…
From which two questions :
- Could someone test and confirm this behavior ?
- If it is ‘by design’ (with a kind of link between the chord track and the resulting MIDI events, once ‘bounced’), could someone explain the concept to me or point me to where it is described in the operation manual (which has been of no real help on that one, until now…).