I’m reaching out as a last resort here, and hoping for any help.
I’m attempting to setup my moog little phatty tribute to transmit/receive midi to Cubase 6.
I have had no problems connecting, setting up and using two other midi devices (AKAI MPK25 and a Roland GAIA) as they both use MIDI over USB, and seem to be much less complicated to setup and use.
I’m working with Cubase 6 on windows, I’ve got a Steinberg MR816x as my audio i/o and a MOTU midi express XT over USB for MIDI. Midi Port setup recognizes the MOTU and all it’s i/o’s.
I’ve set up the moog as a GM midi device, and selected the appropriate output I have also added it as an external instrument in VST connections and linked it with the associated midi device.
I can transmit audio from the little phatty, which cubase recognizes, but no midi data. Once I have selected the little phatty as a VST instrument, with an associated MIDI track and correctly selected the correct i/o’s in the window on the left, that is when I am stuck. I can play audio as I’ve said, but no midi data appears, and when I attempt to record, no data is transmitted.
Midi out/in and in/out connected with the MOTU with brand new midi cables. When I play keys on the little phatty it registers (lights up) on the MOTU when midi data is supposedly being transmitted to cubase, but cubase doesn’t seem to know anything about it.
I have the MOTU set to the factory setting of sequencer 30fps as suggested by the MOTU user manual, but I have experimented with other settings as well, with no success.
Here are some of the various settings I have played around in Cubase to no avail…
I have tried both checking and unchecking “Use System Timestamp for ‘Windows Midi’ Imputs”
I have checked and unchecked 'Midi Thru active" in MIDI preferences as well as setting local on and off on the little phatty. When I keep local on, I can hear the audio transmit in cubase, but when I turn it off there is no audio and no midi data.
I have tried both Internal timecode and MIDI timecode in project syncronization setup as well as synching in/out all midi ports and/or individual ports in MIDI clock destinations
I have tried recording the little phatty as a VST instrument, as an instrument or as a midi track from the project add track. I believe I should be using it as a VST instrument though…
Hmmm. That’s about all I can think of right now.
Any help appreciated.