I want to record midi using step input but I might want to change which voice the data I record gets put into in cubase and instead of turning to my computer there seems to be a way to do this from the midi keyboard as well. The manual says this:
When you enter notes using step input you can change the MIDI channel on your input device and directly enter notes into separate voices.
But it does not explain how to do this. Can anyone help with explaining to me how to go about this?
Just set your staff to Polyphonic mode in Score Editor.
And when you insert notes using your MIDI keyboard, the notes will be inserted into the proper voices according to your Polyphonic settings in the Score Editor and their MIDI channels set in your MIDI Keyboard.
Ok I get it. My digital piano has the ability to choose a midi channel but it is not working. When I change the midi channel setting on my keyboard the “insert” section on the top of the page still has the same voice selected indicating to me that nothing has changed?
You will need to set each track that contains the synth/sampler for each voice to filter to a specific MIDI channel, i.e., MIDI 1 is violin on track 1, MIDI 2 is violas on track 2, MIDI 3 is cello on track 3 and so on. You use the Input Transformer in the Track Inspector:
This is my least favorite aspect of Cubase; that such a basic function that is so commonly used requires so much effort to perform is ridiculous. Anyway, here’s a link to the manual Track Input Transformer
Also, it comes in two flavors; Track and Project Project Input Transformer
No, but how you access it and what it’s called is. Before I think it was called Global and Local, not Project and Track and was accessed by a weird little squiggle icon at the top of the track inspector.