I’ve been trouble shooting this issue all day and I’m at my wits end. Hoping someone can provide some guidance.
I’m setting up my Alesis QS8.1 as an external instrument so that I can use it like a VSTi within Cubase. I’m able to configure everything as instructed in the manual and in the handful of YouTube videos that I’ve watched on the subject. However, when I go to create an instrument track and select my external instrument, it will not assign to the track. I select the instrument from the drop-down list, but after I select it, the value returns to “No VST Instrument” and the assignment fails.
The connections and configuration are as follows:
QS8.1 left and right audio outs into a small line mixer. Line mixer outputs to the aux in of the Omni I/O break-out box, and routed to inputs 3/4 of the Delta 66 card. Inputs 3/4 are free and available for use with the line mixer. Created a new MIDI device using the QS7 device in the device list, and connected to output A of the MIDISport 4x4. The QS8.1’s MIDI ports are connected to input/output A of the MIDISport 4x4. In VST Connections, the QS8.1 MIDI device is configured to return audio to input 3 (left) and 4 (right) of the Delta 66.
I’ve tried configuring the external instrument many times now, with no luck in being able to select it when creating an instrument track.
The hardware/software details are as follows:
WIndows 7 SP1 (Intel i7 CPU, ASUS P4P-700DX Mobo, 16GB RAM)
M-Audio Delta 66 PCIe Audio Card wit Omni I/O break-out box
Midiman MIDISport 4x4 USB MIDI interface
Alesis QS8.1 Synth
All drivers are updated to the latest versions.
Can anyone provide some ideas on what the issue might be? It’s been highly frustrating to configure this exactly as instructed and demonstrated in YouTube videos yet have it now work on my system!