This thread is regarding the programing of having Cubase call up the original exact settings (on my Nord keyboard) of the Preset configuration for the START of a song.
So, if i record in as a Midi Track a (say) Piano Patch on the Nord which (at the start of the song) is ‘dry’. Then halfway thu the song i activate the reverb switch (on the Nord) so that the Piano now has FX on it. This latter mentioned event gets recorded (in Cubase) as Midi information during the initial recording and subsequently turns the reverb ON (on the Nord) at the same point during playback. i may well come back to this later on in this thread, but for now my big question is this :-
i need Cubase to RESET (if thats the correct term) the Nord to having its reverb switch to OFF at the very start of the song. Just to be very clear about the scenario :-
When the song reaches the END the Nord Piano has the reverb ON. Now, if i want to replay the song i press rewind on the (Cubase) Transport Panel to move the Playback Line back to Bar #01. Now when i press Play, Cubase triggers all the notes on the Nord but the Nord (FX) is ‘wet’ (as it was at the end of the song). What i need is to get Cubase to RESET the Nord back to the original state required at the start of the song (ie. a Piano Patch with reverb turned OFF).
As far as i am aware (and after much experimentation) there are TWO possibilities to choose from. One would be to set within Cubase CC numbers/values so that they turn On/Off the various parameters as required. This would require dedicated Lanes/Tracks to be created (in Cubase) and then the approriate CC numbers/values configured in each of these Lanes (for example, drawn in with the Pencil icon). In the case of a Nord Patch consisting of settings for Organ Drawbars, Synth parameter tweaks, FX and EQ etc, this would make for a hell of a lot of CC numbers to be set and stored in Cubase !! Though of course this is possible and once you have worked out and written down the matching CC numbers, an so then you have got them for life.
The other way was to set up the Nord Patch up via SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE. i pressed Record (in Cubase) and then PATCH DUMP (on the Nord) and the information was sent. However, i am not at all sure how relaible this method would be. And also i would need to leave some kind of gap at the start of the song in order for the SYS EX to be Transmitted to the Nord (and set up the Patch) ??
i hope i have made my question clear and having only been learning Cubase since last year, i would value some expert advice here.
Thanks a lot…