I hope what I have to say is helpful to someone out there. I built a new DAW workstation with Windows 10 installed. My issue was getting my Novation Impulse to get recognised by windows 10 and therefore Cubase. In the beginning Windows 10 said that the connected device was not recognised or had malfunctioned. Obviously Cubase wouldn’t see it either.
So I proceeded to swap the USB cables with other cables I had. The third cable simply worked. The only difference was that it had those fat blocks (ferret blocks) close to each end. The other cables didn’t.
Previously everything had worked fine on my previous Windows 8 PC.
Now I have no issues.
I hope this helps others.
Have a great day