This request is made for each version of CB and I should have submitted it again when I first noticed it was not implemented (which was on the first day of the CB8 release). I hope we can get it implemented one of these days.
Cubase running on a PC Windows OS system will not recognize a USB Midi device when the USB device is connected after Cubase is already running.
According to the posts I’ve read in the related threads listed below this issue only happens for those running Cubase on a PC/Windows OS. Not Mac OS X
Here is one scenario and the steps to reproduce the concern:
Start Cubase and open a project.
While listening to your project you decide you want to add something from your USB midi keyboard to it. It just happens that your keyboard was not plugged in prior to starting Cubase.
You plug in your USB midi keyboard and notice Cubase will not recognize it.
You need to close the project, shut down Cubase and restart Cubase for it to recognize the keyboard.
As a suggestion maybe a “reconnect” or “refresh” button could be added to alleviate this concern. I know this request can be implemented as this function is available in other DAW software.
In an attempt to consolidate some of the requests for this function I attached a few threads associated with topics requesting the same.
+1. OK, so it’s partly a case of driver error, but it’s very irritating for those of us who need to take gear out to gigs/location work, as you always have to remember to re-plumb things in the studio before you need them. Many is the time I’ve though “oh, I’ll just play a quick part in there” only to find I have no MIDI input device attached. You either have to resort to programming or re-booting Cubase — and the latter is usually a slower option.
+1. Sorely needed, especially in this day and age of saving power by keeping things turned off until you need them! I.e. I don’t turn my keyboards on unless I need them, but of course, then I have to restart Cubase…
Most of my MIDI gear is connected with traditional MIDI cables to USB-powered MIDI interfaces (Motu midi express 128 and Steinberg Midex8). So they are always connected when I switch them on.
However last week I got me a new synthesizer module, a Yamaha Motif rack XS, and I want to use the Editor vst plugin. For that I need direct USB connection, but this fails when the unit is not switched on before Cubase startup.
The unit can be expanded with a (FW16E) FireWire Expansion for audio and MIDI.
Does anyone know if the firewire does connect after Cubase startup?
I’m asking because I think it’s possible: my firewire audio interface (Steinberg MR816x) DOES reconnect after switching off and on with Cubase opened, and also my Motu midi express is reconnecting, which makes me think it’s a driver issue?
I started a topic in the Yamaha synth forum, but didn’t figure it out yet: https://yamahasynth.com/index.php?option=com_easydiscuss&view=post&id=1598&Itemid=851
It’s time for Steinberg to implement such function for automatic recognition of the MIDI device when it’s plugged after the Cubase is started.
My main DAW is Cubase Pro 8, but I’m Presonus Studio One 2.6 user /Studio One is product developed by former Cubase developers/. These guys implemented, even, function which gives you a notification that MIDI device isn’t plugged in during the start up /Check the picture below/
It’s not something impossible to be included… I’m, and many others, still wandering why Steinberg didn’t do that already?! And what are they waiting for?!
Pro Tools, Nuendo and Cubase are the most expensive DAW software on the market…
In general, this request is very old, but the guys from Steinberg don’t do anything…
Actually, Cubase does give similar messages and has been since I jumped to Cubase 6 from Sonar X2 & Studio One 2.
I have at times, forgotten to turn on my MIDI interface, and I always get a message that it is missing. It’s called the ‘Missing Ports’ dialog box. I get it in both 7.5.20 & 8.0.10
In fact, any time I’ve forgotten to turn anything on, including my USB keyboard, or even my audio interface, a message always shows up, and I have to either correct the problem, or at the very least, click the ‘OK’ to close the message.
The missing audio interface message will pop up without a project file being opened since it is essential, but the MIDI interface and the USB keyboard are notified only if I open a project that has used either one.
Not sure why this isn’t happening for you Thurisaz.
If I’m not mistaken, I do recall seeing something that gives you the option to be informed about missing devices.
I could be wrong about that though.