Hi all, not new to cubase but first time forum user so please forgive any etiquette issues.
I’ve been trying for some time to setup a new drum map for my 2box kit but can’t get it to work right.
Digging somewhat deeper i found that the incoming note from the drum kit gets transposed in cubase.
I have monitored the sent notes into my windows PC with the MIDI-OX tool. as they pass through my Roland Octa Capture soundcard. In windows a sent C2 note for instance is seen in the midi monitor as a C2 as well.
When this note is received by cubase (like a vst plug-in e.g.Halion (so no drum maps used) Halion sees a C1 ???
The only difference from my midi keyboards that i can think of is that they are usb.
The 5 pin midi of the drumkit terminates at the soundcard wich then however also communicates via USB.
Am i overlooking something?
By the way, any ready made 2Box drum maps would also be helpful.
It’s just a difference in how 2box and Steinberg decide where middle C is as far as I know. Either transpose via the drum map or the key editor. I should imagine you can also do it in the 2box module.
Good choice, BTW with the 2box.
(It won’t be anything do do with USB vs MIDI interface )
Steinberg always refer to “middle C” as C3 (some other manufacturers refer to it as C4). Whatever it is called, middle C is always MIDI note #60.
So, when you record into a MIDI track (even without routing that track to an instrument), what does the Key Editor (or List Editor) show you?
A little thing that might help troubleshoot is in Preferences>Event Display>Chords (don’t ask me why they put this there! )>Pitch Notation>Naming Format. Set this to “MIDI + MIDI Note Number” (so it will be seen as, for example “C3/60”)
This should at least allow you to see where any transposition is occurring.
Thanks for the replies guys, guess it was my wrong assumption that midi was a “standard”. Digging a bit deeper i found that GA se4 will let you learn midi notes on the pads itself which proved a quick solution to my issue. Changing an existing drum map just didn’t cut it for me.
Regards from the Netherlands.