I have been a Cubase user for years and have been using Cubase 9 from its release date. I use an Oxygen 61 midi controller that I have been using for years. Never had a problem. This past weekend I picked up an Apollo Quad interface and for installation I unhooked everything from my PC. Installed the firewireB, reconnected all my connections and everything was fine. Fast forward a day or two and suddenly my MIDI controller just will not work.
For instance I load up a VST Instrument, say Addictive Drums, click the monitor icon and hit the keys - nothing, no sound, no MIDI in activity. There is MIDI out activity as the meter spikes here and there even when Im not touching the keys but that was always the case.
I rebooted and Cubase is showing the Oxygen 61 as an option for input and output so I guess it recognized the controller. But again no sound
Now here is the stranger thing…I then moved the USB cable connecting Oxygen to a different slot and it worked…BUT once I closed and re-opened Cubase again no sound. SO I moved to a different USB slot and again it worked BUT same thing once I logged off and then reloaded CuBase nothing. its almost like when moving to a new USB slot it reloads drivers like new gear and then it works but not after i shut down and return the project.
Im just lost as to the problem…does this sound like a controller malfunction (it is like 10 years old) or is something up with CuBase? I never had this issue for literally years. I thought maybe the addition of the Apollo but monitoring and playback is all fine just MIDI in is the issue and the way I see it that has nothing to do with Apollo.
Also I tried to play EZ Keys (as a standalone not as a VST in CuBase) to see if it was a Cubase problem. I go to the EZ Keys Midi set up dialog box it see Oxygen listed as a controller. i then checked the box on the pop up to use the Oxygen as the COntroller. However as soon as I close the window and go to back to play …again nothing, no sound. When I re-open the EZ Keys interface the Oxygen box is again unchecked. - like the check is not sticking
Any thoughts / assistance is appreciated. If it might be the controller and if so I have no problem buying another but just want to make sure this is not just something simple that I am missing.