Yes. This is consistent. Whenever I plug the headphones into the front headphone jack of my sound module and press my MIDI controller, I can hear the sound. When I plug the same headphones into either headphone jack on the UR44, I get nothing.
If you open Cubase mixer, can you see signal on input channels (ones with red faders in mix console)?
Yes I can. However, there’s something I noticed. When I slide the fader up and down on the MIDI channel while my headphones are plugged into my sound module, it effects what I hear as if the output is the headphone jack. That is just odd to me.
Make sure you use the right cables. My keyboard only has a stereo 1/4 inch output, so I use a split stereo to two mono cable. I have it connected to inputs 5/6. If you use front inputs 3/4 you still need to add some gain. In my case I need to turn up the keyboard volume quite a lot and still have the gain on the UR about 50% to get reasonable levels.
I changed the cables to two mono outs going to stereo inputs 3 and 4 with the gain levels up. I was receiving audio coming out on the one side which I think is more of an issue with my X-Treme Lead. But it was receiving audio.
Here’s a pic of all the signal activity:
Just to make sure, I made another MIDI track, switched it to my Mo-Phatt, plugged the outputs into the inputs 3 and 4 on the UR44. The signal was perfect on both the MIDI channel and the audio channel. Here’s a pic:
So, it hears and sees my audio on the MIDI and the audio channel. However (drum roll), no sound in my headphones on the UR44. I haven’t hooked up my monitors yet until I get the headphones to work.
Once you have the signal registering on input channels, just create audio track, assign that input and turn the monitor on to hear the playback.
O.K. Let me see if I got this right:
In order to hear the audio that’s being recorded on the MIDI channel, I have to create an audio track? That is just all kinds of…odd…and convoluted if that’s the case. My question would be what’s the point in having a monitoring button on the MIDI channel if that’s the case? I know that MIDI is just information but it just seems like more work. And yet, when I did this, it all worked and I can hear through the headphones on my UR44. That setup is just very work intensive — to have to create two tracks to monitor MIDI. I am not getting the reason for that at all. Never had to do this in the past but I haven’t grabbed a copy of Cubase since Cubase 5VST. Yeah. I’ve been a little out of it.
With my setup, it’s apparent that I’m going to have to run two of my sound modules through my mixing board and create a template that loads the audio tracks automatically for monitoring record and playback on my MIDI channels. Am I looking at this wrong here? Is there something I’m missing?
Thanks so much.