I’m a longtime Sonar user (since 5) and a new Cubase 8 user. I was sent Cubase by my songwriting partner who lives in Texas… he spent about $500 on it so I would like to make it be a useful tool for us.
First off, I should say that I installed Cubase on the the same drive as Sonar X3 and it killed Sonar. I ended up partitioning my drive, installing another OS, and putting Cubase in that bootable partition. But that’s another issue.
The real issue is that my partner sent me a file to work on that is mostly MIDI tracks from Toontrack. I don’t have all the same plugins that he does, but I do have EZDrummer (original) and one of the tracks is a MIDI drum track that he originally created with EZDrummer 2.
I have installed EZDrummer into the partition and Cubase “sees” it. I have set the input settings for the MIDI track to my Trigger IO unit and the output is set for my EZDrummer installation. I have discovered the scrub tool (small speaker icon) by right clicking on the MIDI track, and when I scrub the MIDI track, the EZDrummer kit plays the part. However, it will NOT play the part when I play the project.
Sorry to to ask what may be a very elementary question but this is an extremely simple operation in Sonar and I cannot get it to work in Cubase.
If you can help with this, thanks in advance!