Hi – I’m trying to use Cubase to host a number of VSTs in a live setting, and I can’t find a way to do what I want.
I’d like to be able to define two or three zones on my controlling keyboard (for example, two octaves to channel 4, three octaves to channel 5 and three octaves to channel 6) and then have Cubase route everything I play on channel 4 to one VSTI (let’s say, a bass sample), everything on channel 5 to a different VSTI (a piano, perhaps) and so on. I’d then be able to play two or three VSTIs at once.
I can see how to set up instrument tracks, and if I select any one track then I can play that instrument – select two tracks, and two instruments play in unison. That’s not quite what I want, but it’s what I’d expect with all the instrument tracks set to accept any MIDI channel. I thought I’d be able to get each instrument responding to its own keyboard zone by changing the channels in the track inspector and VST control panels from “Any” to a different number (4 for the bass, 5 for piano and so on), but then the instruments either don’t play at all or carry on responding to all MIDI channels.
There’s definitely no problem with the instruments themselves, because I can play them individually using their stand-alone applications, in which case they respond to just the MIDI channel that I set in the instrument’s control panel, so there must be something that I don’t understand in the way that Cubase passes incoming MIDI to the VSTs. What am I missing?
I’m using Cubase AI9 version 9.0.20 build 209 with a UR22 Mk II interface, and my VSTIs are from Kontakt, Synthogy and GForce.
Hope you can help …