Hello. This is my first post on the forum. My apologies in advance if my terminology is incorrect/vague, I forget to include important information, etc.
I’m experiencing spontaneous track list selection changes in Cubase 11 (with most recent update) while working on projects containing 5 or more tracks. I hope to get help from someone who has resolved a similar issue.
Here’s an everyday example of how this affects my workflow. Track 1 is selected and the channel editor window is open for the track. I know that the track is selected because it is highlighted in light gray in the track list, while the rest of the tracks are more of a charcoal gray. (Default preferences.) Then, while adjusting the parameters of track 1, the selection spontaneously changes to track 5. In the track list, track 5 is now highlighted in light gray and track 1 is now charcoal gray.
The spontaneous selection change is always to track 5. If I’m working on a project with fewer than 5 tracks? No problem.
Most of the time, I see the switch occur. I mutter obscenities, I reselect the intended track, the session continues. But sometimes I don’t see it. If I as much as blink my eyes when the switch occurs, suddenly, I’m EQing the synth lead instead of the kick drum. It’s wreaked havoc on plenty of mixes and it’s a nuisance to sort everything out, especially since I’m still learning how to use Cubase.
Sometimes the phenomenon occurs in relatively short intervals of a minute or two, while other times it won’t happen but every ten minutes or longer.
The phenomenon occurs even if I step away from the computer. For instance, I can open a project, select any track other than 5, then stand by, touching nothing. Sure enough, before long, I see the spontaneous track list selection change.
My MIDI keyboard controller (Arturia Keylab 49 Essential) plays a role, but I’m not sure how. When I disconnect the USB cable from the Keylab, the phenomenon doesn’t occur.
I described the latter finding to Arturia support, who advised me to open “MIDI Console” ( a readout of all MIDI messages between the controller and computer) within their “MIDI Control Center” app . Nothing indicated a malfunction, so Arturia’s stance was “sorry, our product is working according to spec, can’t help you.”
I strongly prefer not to gamble away several hundred dollars on a different make/model keyboard controller in hopes of resolving the issue, but I’m stumped. If you think you know what’s going on, I’d love to hear from you. Thank you for your consideration.