I have Cubase Elements 10.0.5 Build 72.
For the longest time I have never had any problem playing or recording the VST instruments using my external midi controller (Yamaha P200). The other day I was playing and it was working fine until I tried to record. As soon as I toggled the record enable for the instrument and hit the record button it would no longer play or record notes. All the while I can see the “MIDI In Activity” indicator in the bottom right flashing away as I played. Turn off the record enable and the instrument started playing again, but obviously it wasn’t recording.
Next day I tried again but this time it won’t play any instrument, even without the Record Enable toggled on. The “MIDI In Activity” light flashes as I play but no instrument is played.
I haven’t changed anything on the external keyboard and I can see the “MIDI In Activity” light flash as I press a note and flash again as I release it so it’s registering note on and note off messages.
I had not touched the preferences recently. In fact, I’m not sure I ever really went in there and changed anything from the defaults. I tried resetting the preferences using the shift-ctrl-alt startup feature and I’ve uninstalled and re-installed the software but still the problem persists. I tried an update to a newer build too.
Does anyone have any idea what else I can do to figure this out. Is there something corrupted somewhere, maybe in the registry or a settings file that doesn’t get removed when you uninstall. Are there preferences I can toggle on or off to try and kick it into life.