I’ve got a recurring issue on the group of computers I look after.
Our setup has Cubase 7 with the HALionSonic vst, Tascam US-122L interfaces and midi keyboards connected either by a MIDI-usb cable or a USB A-B Cable, depending on the type of keyboard. We use Instrument Tracks rather than MIDI tracks when inputting MIDI.
We’ve recently been finding that midway though using cubase, the user suddenly stops hearing any sound. Midi inputs show signal, and when you hit ‘play’ all the individual tracks are playing as normal, but the Master out on the transport bar shows no signal. Faders on the mixer are all up as normal.
This also occurs when people open a project that previously worked and is affecting most of our computers at random.
On each occasion I check all the inputs and outputs and everything’s correct. The only fix I’ve found so far, which has about a 60% success rate is to create a whole new set of tracks and transfer all the data, however this is wasting a massive amount of students’ time.
It seems to me that the only possible cause of this is that Halion stops talking to the outputs for some reason - but I can’t find any way to check that out or reset Halion’s outputs (or at least, everywhere I’ve checked has shown up as being fine).
Can anyone suggest a possible cause and fix? It’s getting pretty ridiculous - one Kid hasn’t been able to do work for the last 3/4 hours of copmuter time because of it.