I brought this subject before and will not die before I see it in Cubase.
You guys know, when you select an audio track and click the “e” button, the Channel settings pops up. Then you go to another track, and the Channel settings window follows your selection to the newly selected track. (If you have your project and mixer synced)
So far so good and so practical…
But if you select a midi track (tied to a rack instrument), the same window now shows the MIDI inserts/sends, instead of the VST instrument’s audio settings which would make sense.
For external Midi, it surely must be the way it is. But for the rack instrument, the audio output is much more important.
So, to sum up :
On one side, we have Channel settings for MIDI that you can put Midi inserts, Midi sends, Midi volume.
On the other side, there’s the Channel settings for Audio output for that track, which has way more usage benefit. (you can insert your Audio FX plugins, control your Audio Sends, you have the EQ and channel strip and routing and everything!!!)
You decide… I mean let Steinberg decide