I have two tracks (Trumpet Test 1 and Trumpet Test 2) that have exactly the same VST instrument loaded.
I copied the MIDI part from one track to the other, so they are also identical.
Here comes the punch line: in Trumpet Test 1 the CC7 Volume Controller Lane works, but in Trumpet Test 2 it doesn’t!
PS: the track that doesn’t work was initially slaved to a Volume Group Channel. I removed that Group Channel’s track. Is it possible that track is still influenced by that former connection? Has the effect of the Group Channel been completely erased by removing its track?
Thanks for the offer, but I’d rather not (hope you understand). If you think that might be the reason, I’ll try and build it up in a new project, and see what it does. Hope this will be a one-off though.
Well, started an entire new project, without any “contamination” of midi tracks from the old project. In the fifth track the phenomenon reoccurs: CC7 controller lane doesn’t work. Does that mean that my entire Cubase is corrupted (two weeks after first installation)?
UPDATE: The “bug” turns out to have nothing to do with the EastWest material, or even Cubase. To enable instrument changes half-way a track, I had resorted (for want of another solution) to changing the channel of each note in the Key Editor individually. So in the “10 cellos” section of the track, I had switched the channel of all the notes from Channel 1 (to which is assigned the solo cello patch) to Channel 2 (to which is assigned the 10 cellos patch). That worked fine until I started using the CCs (CC7, CC11, C1 etc.). It turns out that the CCs only have an effect on the notes assigned to Channel 1. So the new question is; How can the CCs be made to switch channels?
SOLUTION FOUND: Just like individual notes, individual CC events can be assigned a channel! The default setting is … Channel 1.
Yes, to a seasoned Cubase user this may look like pathetic kiddy stuff, but that still no reason to let someone get stuck in his beginners ignorance (with no decent manual to help him out), and lose a lot of time. Thanks to all who tried to help me!
The order in which you do these things may affect the result but I think you’ll have to experiment. You can have more than one automation lane per track (on Pro at least) but this still may be confusing.
I would be surpised if you can’t determine the MIDI track number in a similar way to the notes though.
This is probably one of the reasons why most use different tracks (I know you’re worried about your tracks limitation). Much simpler in the long run.