Hey guys. So I’ve been an FL Studio user since forever but recently decided to make the move to Cubase (Elements) because of its better video-audio synchronization, especially with changing tempo. I mainly work with the Kontakt sampling VSTi, so changing just my DAW wasn’t a big deal.
As expected, I’ve made some sacrifices concerning my already-established workflow, but so far I’ve been okay with that.
HOWEVER, I am having some serious issues recording MIDI with my sustain pedal.
Apparently, when recording MIDI tracks with a MIDI keyboard controller and a sustain pedal, every DAW besides FL Studio records shorts notes but their sustain pedal sends a CC 64 message indicating that the previously played notes are to be “sustained” until another CC 64 event kills it.
That’s cool and all, but many of my plugins don’t simply don’t sustain like that. Especially string legato sample libraries. They need the notes to HOLD like if your fingers were still pressing them, like a real piano does. That’s the way FL Studio does it; creating real long MIDI notes in the piano roll. It’s a feature called “Support hold and sostenuto” in FL Studio’s setting’s window.
I did find a menu command (MIDI > Functions > Pedals to Note Length) in Cubase that does exactly what I need. But I can only apply it to already-recorded MIDI notes. I need it to work live with my keyboard.
Is there any way to get Cubase to listen to my sustain pedal and actually hold the notes instead of using CC 64? How else can I use sustain with my legato patches in Kontakt?