Just this week I was finally able to make the change from Sonar to Cubase, something I have wanted to do for awhile. There are several reasons for my interest in Cubase, in fact a whole bunch.
I work exclusively with orchestral MIDI, and my primary library is VSL Special Edition Vol. 1 using VE Standard and VI Pro 2. Previously in Sonar I have always worked with multiple instances of VE Standard, one for each main category of orchestral instruments, and each instrument in a category having its own MIDI channel. If the instrument count exceeded 16 I would create a new instance VE Standard.
But as I am working on my initial Cubase orchestral template, I began to explore VE’s multiple MIDI port feature. It took some advice on the VSL forum, but now I have learned how to set them up. What I haven’t been able to figure out is how to set the output of a Cubase MIDI track to route to different MIDI ports. All I can see in the MIDI output selection list are the instances of VE Standard. I see Vienna Ensemble 1, Vienna Ensemble 2, etc., but no reference to different ports within each instance.
Can someone instruct me on what I need to do in Cubase 7 to make the different ports visible to the selection list in my MIDI tracks? Or am I taking a wrong approach? Any help is appreciated.