I recently bought a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 to use in Cubase 5 on my PC. I wanted to be able to connect my guitar to the 2i2 and be able to record myself playing in the DAW however I’m having issues with the VST Audio System in Cubase.
I have my 2i2 and guitar set up perfectly and I open Cubase 5 and create a new audio track. I click the speaker icon on the audio track so that I can actually hear myself play.
I click on Devices -> Device Setup -> VST Audio System and choose Focusrite USB ASIO from the drop down menu.
I try to play my guitar but I hear nothing in my speakers or headphones. However the audio track does seem to be able to pick up the signal from my guitar as the blue bar on the audio track goes up and down when I try to play my guitar. Also the green circle on the 2i2 flashes when I strum a chord so there’s no issue with the 2i2 picking up the guitar’s signal.
If I go back into the VST Audio System and choose “Generic Low Latency Driver” all of a sudden I can actually hear my guitar albeit the signal is poor quality and quiet. And there’s a lot of latency.
Also here’s a video of the VST Connections tab where I show the inputs and output: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb2gD5fnakc&ab_channel=segoviate
I’m just wondering could someone kindly help me with the issue? I don’t understand why I can’t hear the guitar when I choose “Focusrite USB ASIO” from the dropdown menu in the VST Audio System.