My problems with the plugs started here with the Standard MIDI File Issue ( https://www.steinberg.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=25814&p=166756#p166756 ). As I never received a reply to this oddity, I’ve been making do with the workaround of opening MIDI channels in Nuendo 4.3 and moving the imported MIDI file to the track with the instrument insert window.
So last night, I started a new project by importing a 16 track standard MIDI file, I opened 16 Nuendo MIDI channels (with the instrument insert windows) and moved the files to those channels and deleted the original import channels (which don’t have the insert windows). I had to rename all of the files because the imported names didn’t match the actual content (a hand claps track was labeled glockenspiel!). Now it SHOULD just be a simple matter of inserting the VSTi into the MIDI instrument/channel insert window (NOT the FX insert window).
But when I hit play, I GET NO SOUND!
The MIDI activity meter is showing healthy signal.
The VSTi is showing that it is clearly receiving the MIDI signal.
If I play the VSTi with the cursor directly, I get a healthy sound!
But when the MIDI signal is playing the VSTi, I get nothing but lights. Wait, it get’s wierder.
Some instruments play just fine. I tried 3 bass VSTi plugs all in the same MIDI bass channel. 1 out of 3 played. the other 2 gave me MIDI activity lights only.
My B4 organ plug wouldn’t play at all at first. So, I deleted it and launched another instance of it. I got sound from the keyboard but not from the MIDI file. But a different instrument played from the same source plays just fine.
What the hell, has anybody else had this kind of trouble with such inconsistant performance with VSTi’s? I can’t figure out what’s left to check. Anyone got any ideas?