Please help. For some reason, today, my midi controller is not able to play VST instruments even though they are working if I mouse click on their keyboards. Also, I can see midi data transfer on the front of Cubase so am not sure why it is not triggering my midi devices.
Are you using a MIDI tracks routed to the VST Instrument rack, or are you using an Instrument track?
If you are using a MIDI tracks, can you see the blue “line” (meter) of incoming data to the track? Can you try to record some MIDI data? Are they recorded? Can you double check your routing? Are you using “All MIDI Inputs” as your input, or any specific device?
I would like to find, there is problem in the MIDI part, or the audio (synthesizing).
Thanks very much for the reply. Yes to all your questions. When I play the controller I see the blue line, and it does record although I can only hear what I have recorded during playback.
Midi routing appears fine, all midi inputs is available for selection and is usually the one I select.
What is strange is one day it was fine and the next thing it was not (actually post the 7.02 update)!!!
I have also noticed that on the VST instruments panel usually a little blue dot used to appear when played but I dont see it now. Also, when I play the keys using the mouse of the VST instrument everything works well. There just seems to be an issue with the live playing.
Here it is. As you can see the Midi fader shows it is receiving the input signal, plus as you can see I have recorded a small section to show that it is recording. Playback you can hear the sounds once recorded but NOTHING during live play.
Also, to add insult to injury, if I use Reason in rewire mode, Reason works perfectly…
Martin, I appreciate your responses and help. Thanks v much.
I have changed instruments and channels. Issue is when I play the virtual keyboard on the VST instrument it works so the sound card etc all works fine. Plus when I record it does record the notes just doesn’t play any sound back.
what are you talking about , the monitor button IS used for midi channels , so your telling me for an external midi device you don’t monitor it with the monitor button , get your facts straight if you do not use the monitor button then you can not monitor your midi and if the monitor button is on then you can’t hear what you have recorded …FACT !
yes the monitoring is active. As I mentioned, when you play the keys on the VST instrument (check the Ivory II graphic, it has a keyboard). When you click the mouse on those keys it works fine, plus in the bottom left if the VST instrument (Ivory II) you can see a midi indicator. When I play using my external controller, this is not working, however if I play the actual VST interment keyboard, the midi indicator lights up.