Thanks for the reply. I do basically the same as you. I record the rhythm parts on the Genos and then split the track into the various drum parts. It makes for a complicated editing process but until Yamaha designs a dedicated recording interface for a PC or Mac, like they did for the Motif series, it will be very cumbersome. I know some members record everything on the Genos, import the MIDI file, and then split it into the various tracks. Where that falls apart is in the seemingly endless task of making sure the Genos reads each required instrument patch. I have yet to get an instrument definition file to work right in Cubase.
What I find strange is when you want to record a certain instrument on the Genos > Cubase, you must toggle the instrument in the Genos from the desired instrument to another and then back again. For some reason, the MIDI track in Cubase doesn’t log the Program change on initial recording. Again, we need a dedicated interface where we can record and then import the tracks into to Cubase for final editing.
Agreed about VST instruments. They are far superior to the Genos, although the Genos SA2 voices are pretty good. Some are unmatched by VST instruments unless you’re willing to spend a ton of extra money !