Hey everyone. Moderately experienced Cubase 5.1 user but new to MIDI. I have successfully hooked up my microkorg as a MIDI controller and have recorded it as a VST instrument using the Korg Legacy Collection VST. However, I have a Roland JV1010 I would like to use the presets from.
I have been told there are no VSTs for Roland’s JV series, but that you can hook up external MIDI devices in Cubase and use their presets as if they were a plug-in. Also, the JV1010’s manual and multiple forums have mentioned using the JV1010 in Cubase and editing its patches from there (like you would with the 1010’s default software, Sound Diver), and Cubase provides a script for all the names of the 1010 in the MIDI Device Manager.
My only issue is I don’t know how to get it working!! I have MIDI communication with my microkorg, but there is no keyboard controller when plugging in the 1010. I wouldn’t imagine I would set this up as a virtual instrument then, especially as the 1010 doesn’t show up as a VST. I tried using the MIDI Device Manager, installing the 1010, and setting the output to the MIDI port of my interface (Focusrite Saffire Pro 40), but if I’m not using it as a VST, how would I set it up on a track? I couldn’t find any forum or video that explained this.
Since it is external and not a VST, I don’t know how to apply the 1010 to a MIDI track, or if I would even use a MIDI track or VST Instrument track. I definitely don’t want to record through the output of the JV1010 into a straight audio track though, because I want to be able to tweak my settings for a recording (that’s the entire point of MIDI, isn’t it?).
I’ve seen the term “Cubase JV Studio Module” come up, but I’m not sure what this means, and googled it and could not find any sort of download or anything.
Please help!! Thank you!