Hello I am a new Cubase user and newbie in general. If there was a “Newbie” forum, I’d have sprung right to it. I am simply trying to record MIDI from my keyboard into Cubase and it’s not working. I have followed everything in the quick start guide and the manual that I could find to no avail. Are there any good resources for just basic troubleshooting on connections and set up?
I’ll try to describe what my set up is:
Keyboard is a Roland RD700SX. I guess it must be pretty old because it doesn’t show up on Cubase’s list of 10,000 keyboards that it talks to. It has 4 MIDI ports: In, Out 1, Out 2, and Thru.
My pc is a Windows 7 Dell. I have a MIDI USB cable with a MIDI In and Out. The In is connected to the keyboard IN and the out is connected to keyboard MIDI Out 1.
I have created a new project, added an instrument track, assigned a piano voice to it, enabled record and monitor. When I hit the record button, it looks like it’s trying to record something, and a little blue track content thingy shows up as the cursor moves along, but then when I stop, it all disappears and nothing I’ve played on the keyboard has been recorded.
The MIDI source is set to “All MIDI Inputs” and output is set to HALcion Sonic SE with Bright Acoustic Piano selected.
There’s another layer. About a month ago, which was the last time I had a chance to play with this, I was able to get it to record and recorded one song. At the time whatever I did to get it going seemed obvious so I didn’t write down everything, so i don’t remember what the trick was. But I do know that when I open that project, I can’t record anything new to it so whatever settings I had figured out are gone now. Also, when I try to play the recorded track, I can’t hear anything (but I hear audio from my PC with other programs).
So my guess is that I’ve just committed some kind of freshman mistake regarding channel/bank selection or the MIDI connection, but it’s frustrating because I have no idea how to troubleshoot it. Any help would be greatly appreciated, including references for basic setup, because if I’m having this much trouble doing this very basic task, I’m sure I’ll run into plenty more “AAARGHH - MAKE IT DO IT!!!” moments.
Thanks for any guidance,