Artist 9 MIDI latency- EDITED - buffer setting NOT helping

Working with Cubase Artist 9:

UPDATE: I found the buffer settings, but changing them had ZERO effect on my record latency.

Audio latency is NOT as bad at all. MIDI latency is about 1/2 a second. Unusable.

SURELY there is a setting somewhere for MIDI. Ive pored over the MIDI preferences I can find and nothing seems to be headed in the right direction.

ok here is the screenshot of the VST audio system control panel.


What MIDI device are you triggering? MS wavetable maybe?