That’s the way it works in 8.5.x.
At least when soloing the MIDI side.
Haven’t tried soloing individual outputs.
I’ll check it and edit.
Can’t remember about 7.x versions.
To be specific - I’m talking about a Rack instance of VEP5.
In one much used Template I have 4 instances of VEP5, each loaded with many (up to about 20) Play4 VSTis.
Each Play VSTi is fed by a separate MIDI input to VEP5.
Although some share outputs there are still many outputs from each VEP5 instance.
When I solo a MIDI Track in Cubase feeding ONE of these Play VSTis in the VEP5 instance ALL outputs from the VEP5 instance get soloed (though only the 1 MIDI Track).
This despite the fact that in the Inspector for that MIDI Track I have indicated which VEP5 output is associated with that MIDI channel.
Now, it hasn’t caused me a major issue because although ALL of that instances OUTPUTs are soloed, only the single MIDI track is.
So basically I hear what I want to.
BUT, a BIGGER ISSUE:
Say I have (and I do) one VEP5 Instance that is Hollywood Strings. OK.
I solo Violins 1 A. Works as described above.
Then I add Violins 2 A (different MIDI Track , VEP5 Input, AND VEP5 Audio Output but the same instance) to the solo.
Still fine as described above. 2 MIDI Tracks soloed - ALL VEP5 instance’s outputs soloed.
NOW - I De-Solo the Violins 2 A MIDI Track - Violins 1 A MIDI remains soloed.
However, ALL of that VEP5 Instance’s Audio outputs are un-soloed, also. I can’t hear the Violins 1 A MIDI Track which remains soloed.
Workaround: I have to remove all solos and then re-solo anything within that instance I still want to hear.
Not show stopping but a pain.
One a pain for me.
This issue (the ALL OUTPUTs SOLOED thing) was mentioned by someone else here - and I think someone in the thread did not understand that you CAN Indicate which output of the VSTi is associated with that particular MIDI Track.
But you can.
So Cubase KNOWS which output to solo. Why it solos ALL?
Edit 1: I haven’t tried this with A SINGLE Multi-Timbral VSTi within VEP5.
My issue is with a number of VSTis each with a Stereo Output feeding a different VEP5 output.
You seem to be saying (on re-read) that EVERYTHING (all MIDI and AUDIO) is soloing when you solo just 1 MIDI track.
Perhaps you could try splitting up your BIG VSTi into a few single sound ones.
Then you might get my results - which are better than what I think you’re saying.