I have a Roland JV2080 with a lot of expansion cards. I created the requisite file to have it show up as a device in the midi output portion of the channel, with all of my patches grouped by bank. It works great, and makes browsing sounds so much easier. I can loop a midi section and drop down the menu, and simply arrow-keying up and down the menu fires the program changes to the 2080.
What I’m having trouble with is the start of the song. Back in ancient times when I used Cakewalk / Sonar, it would fire the bank / program changes to the hardware when the song started playing. I could swear Cubase used to do this as well but it’s been a couple of years and a few computer / software installations since I last played with this. I probably set something and have forgotten what it was.
If the 2080 is on a different patch and I start the song, it doesn’t change to the patch I’ve selected in Cubase. The 2080 just stays wherever it was. However, if I jiggle the patch up one and down one, two program changes are fired as you’d expect, and now the 2080 is on the right bank and patch.
I’m sure I’m missing something incredibly obvious but I don’t see any preferences / midi settings about firing bank / program changes on song start. Anyone able to point me in the right direction?