Cubase Pro 12, up-to-date
VST Instrument - RealStrat
OS: Windows 10
While I am certainly open to anyone who can possibly help solve this, but if you have any MusicLab guitar or bass, I’d particularly welcome your input.
I use RealStrat + NI Session Guitarist Sunburst Deluxe for leads, and the notes vary in velocity in the Key Editor as they should when played and recorded. The following ONLY happens in RealStrat, not Sunburst or any other VST instrument I use:
Once I close the project session and relaunch, the notes show and play varying velocity colors as first recorded, but when I try to raise or lower notes velocities, anything between 1 and 127 sounds 127. Only 0 turns them off.
(In this screenshot below the CC7 at 0 from bar 73 to 75 was just a random test to see what happened, not in actual arrangement.)
And when I click on a note to hear its velocity, it plays at 127 even though it is lower.
The same thing happens with the Main Volume/CC7: If I do a fade-in or out, the velocity just stays on not honoring the progressive reduction or increase, then turns off at the keyframe where it hits the bottom or 0 velocity.
So all on, or off, no nuance in between.
Since I use a Korg workstation as MIDI keyboard, I make sure to delete any Aftertouch or other CCs that may have been recorded. The List Edior shows this.
I read this thread on a similar issue with CC7 where Martin.Jirsak mentioned that some 3rd party VST instruments don’t allow for CC values. But that thread didn’t solve this issue for me.
I haven’t contacted MusicLab yet to find out if this may be the issue, but would seem strange considering how a guitar VST needs just about every nuance-creating option possible.
And because maybe it could be a Cubase issue or fixed/set somehow in Cubase.
RealStrat has a feature called Key Switches, but I haven’t needed to use that. I also has this thing called “MIDI CC Automation” as shown below, but not sure if its in-VST or DAW integrated, though they state this about the VST’s control options:
“Whether you are playing live or programing a DAW, these techniques are controllable by using special gestures, key switches, key velocity, modulation wheel, sustain pedal, key aftertouch, MIDI CC, DAW parameter automation, and any combinations of these.”
I’m dead in the water with this and it’s very frustrating for it’s taken me a long time to finally getting a good lead guitar sound.
Hopefully someone will save my butt.