monitor activate on track-select setting

where is the setting to enable monitor on a track when I select the track?

Hi,

You can do this for Record Enable, but not for Monitor.

File -> Preferences -> Editing -> Project & MixConsole

Find “Enable Record on Selected Midi Track” and check that.

See: https://steinberg.help/cubase_pro_artist/v9/en/cubase_nuendo/topics/preferences/preferences_editing_project_mixconsole_r.html

This enables Record, not Monitor.

To get it to enable monitoring as well as recording you need to go to the auto-monitoring preference as well as the record enable preference listed above

Preferences/VST/Auto Monitoring. Set this to “while record enabled”.

Then both recording and monitoring will be enabled when you select a track.

OK that works for me now, however, auto-monitoring doesn’t light up the monitor control. But that’s ok. Thank you.

That’s weird, it does for me. Glad it’s usable anyway.

Actually I think this is applied only if you enable the Record manually. It’s not applied in case of Record Enable by selecting track.

This is not how it works on my system. I’ve just checked.

If “Enable Record on Selected Audio track” is ticked AND “Auto Recording” is set to “White Record Enabled” then if I select an audio track both the record enabled symbol and the monitor symbol become lit up (red and orange respectively).

With those settings, both record-enable and monitor light up when you select an audio track, but with midi tracks, on the record-enable lights.

Ah, indeed, same with me.

What is the purpose of the monitor button on the instrument or MIDI tracks though? Makes no difference whether it’s on or off does it? Or do I use Cubase in a different way?

With the Monitor button On, you can play thru the track, but don’t record the data, while recording to other track.

But I have never used it.

Yes, but I just wanted to post the path to that part of the opaque and confusing Preferences setting for it. :slight_smile: (I assigned a Midi control on my Controller to enable Monitor on a selected track.)

Thanks, I didn’t know that.

…you’re most welcome. It’s not a function I generally use but one of those that I knew was there somewhere!

(I assigned a Midi control on my Controller to enable Monitor on a selected track.)
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Please give me the steps to assign a MIDI control to monitor-selected-track

Thanks Martin, might use it one day!

Please give me the steps to assign a MIDI control to monitor-selected-track
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Hi, you need to do it with the Generic Remote settings – the full answer would go way off topic for this thread. In my signature there’s a link to a good thread about Generic Remote. I’d suggest looking at that.

I found, or re-found, why I do not use this feature and prefer hand select Record enable and Monitor Enable tracks.

If you use the Range Tool and select “Full Vertical” then any tracks selected will pop into Record Enabled mode. I had a project with six open guitar tracks, all with effects and noise, so when they call got selected it was a huge pile of noise! Making those tracks not visibility was a way around it, but, I’m back to hand selecting which tracks to record enable since I use Range Select Full Vertical frequently. This was why I turned it off in the first place.

Just another take on this question. :slight_smile: