I’m a live audio engineer and I’m trying to set up Cubase for multitracking and virtual playback through my console. Previously, I used Waves Tracks Live for this and it has a function that is perfect, but I’m struggling to make something similar work in Cubase. Here’s a summary of what I’m trying to do, taken from the Tracks Live manual:
"Enabling a Marker for MIDI Program Changes
A marker can be used to send and receive program change messages.
• In record mode, a marker is placed on the Markers ruler when Tracks Live receives a program change message from an external device.
• When the transport is in playback or stop mode and Tracks Live receives a program change message, the playhead will relocate to the marker that corresponds to the program change number received on the MIDI port."
So basically, when I’m recording, I want to be able to send a midi Program Change from my console to Cubase, which would drop in a marker. Then, while playing back, if I send that same PC, I want the transport to jump to the associated marker. This makes it so that when I fire a specific song scene on my console, Cubase is playing back the corresponding song in the timeline. Is this even possible? And if so, can anyone help me with the setup? This feature was just baked into Tracks Live, so it didn’t take much thought to set up.