Cubase Element 9 VST wont playback when not record enabled

Hi, I recently installed the Cubase Elements 9 trail version. Im able to record midi information and hear what Im recording through my digi002. But when its time to playback my track, I dont hear anything unless the track is record enabled or the monitor button is selected.

I dont want to have to click the monitor button on and off just to hear the track. And Im sure every track in my seesion isnt supposed to be reclrd enab2 just to hear what was recorded.

Thanks for your help.

Hi and welcome,

What is the output of the MIDI track? Where is it routed to?