Cubase VST instruments coming in super hot

Hi all I wonder if somebody could help me. I was using 10.5 with no troubles on my Mac until this new project. All of a sudden I noticed that signal from all VST instruments like Kontakt. SD 3 etc are coming in very hot, clipping and distorted
I can even touch my midi keyboard without distorting the sound unless I reduce level in VST about 6-7 db
I re did the project from the scratch as a fresh one but still the same issue
Any settings that may have caused this?


Could you insert MIDI Monitor MIDI plug-in to double-check what Velocity do the MIDI Notes have?

I will try that and let you know . Thanks