Imported Midi Track Editing Vol/Pan

Hey there,

I’ve been searching for ages but can’t seem to find what I need.

What I do is I create music on a seperate program, export that as a whole midi “song” (so to speak) and then import that MIDI track into my music software - in this case Cubase 10 Elements (I used to use Logic, which was fine, but I no longer have access to it) - which seperates the tracks (guitar/bass/drums etc) so I can edit them and record along/over them.

My problem is that I can’t seem to edit the MIDI tracks levels or panning. Both just say “off” and the sliders don’t seem to do anything when I move them about… is there something I’m missing? Do I have to activate something?

Any help would be massively appreciated.

Thank you!

Hi and welcome,

It seems, there are MIDI CC 7 (Main Volume) and MIDI CC10 (Pan) written in the tracks. Delete these controllers, then you can control the Volume and Pan by using the Volume fader and Pan slider.

Hey! Thank you for responding :slight_smile: I hate to be that n00b, but is that something I can do in Cubase? If so, how? Thank you!


Open Key Editor. In the Controller lane set MIDI CC 7 Volume. Now select all MIDI CC7 nodes and delete them. Do the same for MIDI CC10 Pan.

Or you can open List Editor. Here you can filter out some data, so you can keep to show just a MIDI CCs.

Or you can apply a MIDI Logical Editor preset:
If Type is > Equal > MIDI Controller > And
Value 1 (MIDI CC Nr.) is > Equal > 7

Action keep empty

Function: Delete.

And the same for MIDI CC Nr. is Equal 10.

Hey! Thank you!
I’ve opened up the key editor and it seems that the only controller in use is velocity.

Anyway. I’ll probably sound like an idiot now, but I’m using the HALion Sonic SE midi…thing… and I realised that it was all coming through the “main” channel rather than a seperate channel. Which is weird… I don’t get why all MIDI tracks would just go through one channel automatically like that.

I think I figured it out. Thank you for your help :slight_smile: