I’m trying to make the transition from Logic X to Cubase, and I’m still getting familiar with Cubase. One thing Logic seems to do with not too much tweaking of the score preferences, is to by default display the same note on multiple MIDI channels - as a single note in the score display. Yes, you could create a score set to display the (same) notes on each MIDI channel as a separate line in the score, but I seldom want to do this until the final piece of music is complete. When working on the music, I usually just want to see a single line or a single instance of a note even if it is duplicated on multiple channels.
But Cubase 7.5 seems to always want to display 2 instances of each note (and not just 1 or 3, i.e., the same note in the right hand is on 3 MIDI channels so I would think that if Cubase is going to display more than 1 instance of the note it would display 3 notes instead of just 2).
I tried editing the duration of the notes in Cubase for a right hand F major chord so that their duration in the MIDI event list is the same. (For an F chord in root position, I have 9 notes, or 3 F’s, 3 A’s, and 3 C’s, on MIDI channels 1, 2, and 4). Or, I realize the timing for the notes may be different on each MIDI channel , and so I thought maybe Cubase is being more precise about this and therefore shows me 2 notes on the staff instead of 1 note on the staff. But editing the note duration in the event list that did not seem to work either.
I’ve attached some screen shots to show what I see in Cubase and Logic. Happy to learn if Cubase can “collapse” or glob together MIDI data like this to show up as 1 note on the staff.