record midi to audio in cubase 5

Sorry if this is a silly or old question but when I search for midi to audio the site tells me it ignores my common search words :frowning:

So … I have cubase 5 on my laptop and am learning to work with it. In cubase 4 I used to record my midi tracks one by one to audio tracks. Now I am trying to do the same in Cubase 5 but when I do the record function all I get as result is the sound of the tv that is recorded but nothing from my midi file …
Can someone enlighten me please ? thx