Hi. I’m totally new to the forums and midi, so I’m guessing/hoping my problem is caused by a lack of knowledge/me missing something simple. I know my explanation is a bit lengthy, but I just want to be sure and cover all the mistakes I’m NOT making.
I’m running Cubase 5.0.1 on a Mac Snow Leopard 10.6.8 with an Axe Fx 2 over USB as my midi interface. I’m trying to control Halion One with Roland V-Drums TD-3, which I have set to Local Control Off.
I’ve got my cables set up correctly, haven’t made the newbie mistake of in/out cables confused. The midi LED lights up on the Axe FX when I hit a pad, confirming that it is receiving some kind of signal.
I downloaded the driver from Fractal Audio, which is recognized as active when I look under Device Setup in Cubase. Midi Thru Active is checked under preferences.
I’ve had monitor on and off, but Cubase shows absolutely no sign that it’s receiving any signal at all. The volume meters stay dead when I play. If I try to record, no midi notes show up. I tried simply plugging the USB cable into a different slot, just in case, but still no results.
Now, I read something about the V-Drums being on channel ten like most other drums, but I’m not real clear about what this means. I can turn a knob on the Axe Fx to choose midi channel, but it doesn’t seem to matter. Whether I’m on channel 1, 10, or omni the LED still lights up just the same when I hit a drum pad. But still no sound.
Do I have to define the drums as a midi controller or do something with drum mapping or…?
Like I said, I’m new and completely unsure of what to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks