Sending Midi To External unit

Hi All, I am having a lot of trouble trying to get a midi signal to my external fx unit. I have watched many youtube videos but still my unit (VoiceWorks Plus) is not receiving a midi signal. I have a UR44 which is new so not very familiar with its routing, a SL61MKII keyboard with Cubase 8. I want to be able to route a midi track to the VW. I have the SL61 hooked via USB to the UR44 and then a midi cable out from UR44 to midi in on the VW. If anyone has had success in setting up anything similar I would really appreciate some advice.

regards Russ

Guys, is there a simple way to check what midi signals are being sent and received at the UR44 USB snf midi ports?