My out going midi indicator on the transport bar is pulsing more than I think it should. I’m just wondering what all the chatter is about. I would expect cubase to have this feature but I haven’t found it.
Btw The chatter appears in C8 and C8.5 so not a new problem. In fact, it may not be a problem at all. I’m just curious and of course I want to eliminate any unnecessary chatter.
Are you seeing this extra activity even when Cubase isn’t actually playing?
Anyways, if you set Martin’s proposed MIDI track to “All MIDI inputs”, you’ll at least be able to see if anything (e.g. MIDI Realtime or Active Sensing) is being input from one of your devices.
Otherwise, I think you’ll need an external MIDI monitor (and probably need to re-route all your MIDI tracks to the same virtual device, so that the external MIDI monitor sees everything )
Or, if you have a MIDI Loopback app, re-route all your MIDI tracks to the Send to that, create a new MIDI track, with the Loopback Return as its input, and put Cubase’s MIDI Monitor Insert FX on that.
The activity only happens during playback and only outgoing activity. All my virtual instruments are frozen and I’m not triggering outboard synths. That’s why I’m stumped. I do have 12 bettermaker analog eqs that are midi controlled. However I’m not using automation for them.
I have two ssl sigmas that are controlled over midi using MCU and there is lots of automation here, but not all the time so I’m still stumped.
Do you use Mackie Conteol protocol or Mackie HUI? Mackie HUI is constantly sending a data “I’m still alive”.
The only one solution I could imagine is to use MIDI Sends, and send MIDI signal from all tracks to some external MIDI Momitor application (MIDI Monitor on Mac or MIDIO-X on Windows). But to be honest, I would say any HW comunication will do this, so you will not see it from the tracks Outputs (just a guess).