Hey all, I’ve dealt with a bug that I’d like to solve involving Cubase’s Expression Map and MIDI editing with the mouse inside of the Key Editor. I’ve made a short video demonstrating this:
Basically, when acoustic feedback is turned on and you are sliding a note up or down with the mouse inside of the key editor, it will trigger a never ending note. This only happens when the instrument track is assigned to an expression map AND programmed as a long/sustained articulation. This doesn’t happen when the instrument track doesn’t have an expression map assigned or a short/staccato type articulation. I’ve also confirmed this bug with Cubase 11 and 12.
Does anyone else feel my pain here? Any solutions that you’ve found?
Create a new instrument track
Assign an expression map to the instrument track
Record or Program in some MIDI notes on instrument track.
Inside of Key Editor window, assign a long/sustain type of articulation such as Strings Long or Flute Sustain in the sample library that you’re using. (in my case, any Kontakt instrument with a long articulation will do).
Now, slide the note up or down to a playable pitch that the instrument can do with the mouse by click and dragging it. Or try holding down the “alt” button and click-drag note to copy and paste the note above or below.
I hear a feedback, never-ending stuck note until you press the panic button or MIDI-Reset button.
Cubase 11.0.41 & Cubase 12.0.0
Mac OS 10.14.6 Mojave
Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12 Core 3.46 GHZ
96 GB RAM
3rd Party Libaries included in video demonstration: 8dio Claire Flute, Spitfire Albion IV UIST Brass Hi, CSS Viola, Spitfire Chamber Strings Celli, 8DIO Insolidus.
I also have stuck notes in expression map. It doesn’t matter if I have moved the notes or whether they are short or long. Pretty much I have to start playback and find a point where the note stops . . .then I stop playback. I tried your method to unapply the expression map, but the notes kept sounding. Also, I have some bugs within the editing of the expression map where I add or change names in the map and save, but the edits do not appear even though I unload the map and reload etc. Lots of bugs here and hope they put this on the list for the next fix.
edit: I found overlapping mapping events. When I fixed those then the only problem I had was a stuck note on the last expression map event which stopped once playback was stopped. Still a bug, but much less onerous. So check for event overlaps for sure.
(later) I haven’t tested yet, but I’m wondering if stuck notes might be a result of overlapping MIDI events in which case using the MIDI-functions-delete overlaps command might be worth a try. Unrelated, after shut down and reboot my stuck note problem seems to have gone away.
Yes, I’m having similar problem with Komplete Kontrol + Emotive Strings on Mac with CB 12… moved and copied some midi notes… and notes are hanging - really weird… Cakewalk (Sonar) had a KILL button, wish Cubase did. And I thought you could also run a script to find possible missing Note OFF data?? Only thing I can do it close project. But then it happens again. Guess I’ll have to redo the entire midi track?? Unless someone can help with a solution.