Hi I am a new user, my audio recording and playback is just fine. When I try to “record” a VST instrument for instance using HALion Sonic SE, no MIDI information is recorded in the track. I can hear the instruments just fine I can also draw in the midi events with the pen tool and it plays back correctly when I do that of course I cannot work this way.
I’m running the 64 bit version of Cubase 8 Pro. My Soundcard is a PreSonus Firestudio. The Midi keyboard is a M-Audio Keystation 61 connected directly to the computer USB port (not currently plugged into my Firestudio soundcard.
On the track called “MIDI 01” the input is set to USB Keystation 61es In  and the output is set to HALion Sonic SE-MIDI. On the instrument track called “HALion Sonic SE 02” the input is set to USB Keystation 61es IN  and the output is set to HALion Sonic SE. MIDI cannel 1 is specified for both. Solo and the red record button are engaged for both. I record it and hear what I am playing thru the speakers but no events are captured in either the MIDI 1 or HALion instrument. A file seems to be created but even if you open the editor it is blank.
I’ve worked with enough older systems to know that there must be something very simple that is being overlooked. Any ideas would be very appreciated so that I can get onto making some music. thanks! Jim G