I did download the trial version and I am considering buying the application; never used it before, since I was playing mostly with Garageband on OSX.
I have a PC with Windows 10 64 bit, as audio card I use a Soundblaster X G5 and an Alesis IO/2, depending if I need to use my electric guitar or not. I also have a M-Audio keystudio
So, I did install Cubase and I get no audio, except if I select the GSWavetable as instrument.
I did check various videos on youtube, about how to set up everything and from what I can tell, it seems that everything is fine; the keyboard does show in Windows; and Cubase can see it; when I press the keys, the bar on the top right does move, showing that the connection is established.
I did create a midi channel, and used Microsoft GS Wavetable as instrument, and in that way, I get a grand piano with a pretty bad latency.
Then I followed a tutorial, and did add the VST included instrument called Sonic SE 01; I did create a midi channel for it; but I get no audio when I play the keyboard. If I click on the virtual keyboard of the instrument, I also get no audio at all.
My audio connection is simple: I have my headphones connected to the SB X G5 front port, and it is connected via USB3 to the computer; nothing else.
I did check on DEvices->Device setup->VST Audio System and the nly driver available is Creative Sound Blaster ASIO.
In the CSB ASIO settings below the VST settings, I see 2 Input (which are Line-in L/R-1 and line-in L/R-2 as visible and active.
As output I see Front L/R-1 and Front L/R -2 as visible and active, while the rest of the connections (rear LR 3 and 4, Center sub 5 and 6 and 2 other out without name, just show 7 and 8) as inactive.
I am not sure what am I doing wrong, and what is the problem at this point; I did try other applications and the audio works fine; in Windows I have no issues so I am not sure exactly what should I do to get some audio out of Cubase.
Any suggestion is more than welcome; glad that I did try the trial first,so thanks Steinberg for allowing a trial before buying.