I’m sure this is a basic setting problem but i can’t work it out and would appreciate advice.
Dell XPS 15 laptop running Windows 10
Cubase Artist 9
Tascam US-122 audio interface connected to Alesis monitor speakers and headphones
Yamaha CS2x synthesizer (connected to the audio interface by both midi and audio cables)
When i play the synth without monitoring on (as i normally do), no sound comes out through the speakers (or headphones) which are connected to the audio interface. On the audio interface, I can see the incoming midi signals light up and also incoming audio signals but no sound comes out.
When i play back old Cubase projects which have midi triggering the synth, no sound from these tracks comes through
The only time I can hear the synth through the system is when in Cubase i have an audio track with monitoring enabled on the track.
I can play spotify on my laptop and the sound comes out fine.
What I’ve tried so far:
Checking that the Windows 10 Sound output is the Tascam audio interface and that it’s unmuted (it is)
Checking in the Cubase Device Manager that the VST Audio System is the Tascam audio interface (it is)
Any ideas welcome!