First let me say that I appreciate you all and have enjoyed more than a few hours at work gaining knowledge from reading all these posts!
That said - I have what is probably a very dumb question about an annoying problem. I am running Cubase 6.5.3 64 bit on Win 7 with 6GB of RAM.
I’ve really been enjoying the synths that came with C6, so much so that I even upgraded to Padshop PRO (how could you not for $9.99?). All this depite the fact that I am a guitar player. What can I say - it’s fun!
But - since I don’t have a keyboard controller yet (Christmas being not yet here), I’ve been using the virtual keyboard to trigger notes. I am a very middling keyboard player - I can finger basic chords with one hand and maybe a few lead notes with the other. What I have noticed is that there are certain combintions of chords/keys that will cause other notes to drop out. For instance, if I play a Cmaj with one hand (the Z/C/B keys), I can’t seem to get the IV/V notes (keys R/T) to trigger anything. If I play Dm (X/V/N), then it’s even worse - I can’t trigger anything beteen III to I (E/R/T/Y/U/I keys) to trigger any notes. At first I thought this was maybe a memory thing, or a number of voices thing, or a midi note-stealing issue or something, but since some combinations work and some don’t, I figure that can’t be it.
What gives? Is this some kind of known bug with the virtual keyboard? While I can get around it by, say. only playing 2 notes with the left hand (a I/III - say, keys Z and C) and it will allow me to play any other notes, my main concern was that I might somehow be limited when I get a full 61-key controller, as that wouldn’t seem right.
Am I missing something? Like some pref change I should make?
Thanks in advance for any input.