I need to rewind and understand something basic about MIDI. I have an Oxygen 25, plugged it in and it needed no tweaks to show up as ‘Oxygen 25’ in the inspector below ‘All MIDI Inputs’ in my Cubase 5. Ever anxious to get started making music I merely created Instrument Tracks, some with Omnisphere as the VST, others with Trillan, or Stylus RMX.
My Oxygen 25 was not ‘added’ as an MIDI device because it was not listed and I didn’t know how to define it -should I add it?
I was happy with my first couple songs until I was in the manual looking up something else and stumbled across the section discussing VST Instrument Channels and how I’m not utilizing my Multi Timbral Instruments correctly…?
So, the Omnisphere sounds that are being created from a particular Patch or Multi are not being heard in their entirety on my Instrument Tracks?
If a MIDI device has 16 MIDI channels, can they all be summed to 1 channel?
When I did create a VST Instrument Channel, I was only given 8 channels to work with?
What is coming out of each channel? How can I find out or modify that?
Are ‘Voices’ the same as channels?
Am I not understanding MIDI, Omnisphere, Cubase, or all three?
Bottom line, I want to hear and record the all of the sounds that my VST’s are making, how do I do this?
Am I limited to 8 tracks?