Cubase 11 not playing sound?

Hey all,

Noob here, literally just downloaded program, cant seem to get any midi instruments to play back to me, so i cant hear what i’ve written. any help with this would be fantastic.

I’ve googled tutorials on common problems like is everything for outputs connected correctly but i cant seem to find the solution. not sure if it’s an issue me not downloading things correctly as some of the synths and virtual instruments are asking me where certain files are.


If you give us more details:

what are the exact error messages you are getting ?
do you have ‘input monitor’ on in instrument tracks ?
can you see the ‘VU meters’ moving ?