I had a Technics KN2000 keyboard (pretty old) which I have worked with for seven years (successfully) using Cubase SX2 version. I still have this keyboard. (See my website for what can be done with basic set-up).
I acquired a KN5000 (more bells and whistles) somewhere along the way but worked successfully with it and Cubase SX2. . I have just changed to a new computer running windows 8.1,a new OS and a new version of Cubase (Elements 8.1).
My problem relates to the change over.
LEADS: First on the old set up I was using round DIN midi leads and these terminated at the computer end in mini jack plugs into an Audigy sound Card in the computer. Under the new system as I did not have a dedicated sound card in the computer I had to change to a connector with round DIN midi plugs for the keyboard and a a USB connection at the computer end. The standard set up I think.
My method of composing starts by sending some of the auto rhythms to the computer and doctoring them in the computer, (substitute drums and instruments). So a first step is to choose a rhythm I like and use the Auto Play chord, so this plays away and I send it to a midi track on the computer. Unfortunately it plays the rhythm but also ADDITIONAL random notes appear on the score in addition to what I would expect. Key editor shows that they are long notes and usually very low and they do actually sound .SO WHAT IS CAUSING THIS. Also I would like any midi file produced to be type 1 midi so I can dissolve it into separate tracks as they all seem to be type zero (Track setting is “Any”). This would help with the problem and for other reasons. Cubase elements 8 does not have List Editor. The old version did. If any one knows a simple one I can introduce I would be grateful.
Substituting earlier keyboard which WORKS as it should. I have both (written) Manuals and I tried to compare differences but they are not quite the same. Looked on internet - a known problem but hardly solved on the internet. Looked on Steinberg forums - no real answer.
Finally wanted to attach a Key Edit print out of me playing some random notes in the treble (no sustain used) and you can see long heavy notes at the bottom of the picture which I did not play ! I wanted to send this but I do not know how to get it into an acceptable format.I can take a screen print but even with file converter cannot get it to an acceptable format.
MY THOUGHTS:Several things have changed - not keyboard (but possible keyboard settings which are very comprehensive), the physical lead keyboard to computer,Cubase version,Windows Operating System.
Thanks in advance