Cubase SX3 - Midi not recording

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Member Since: Dec 06, 2009

Hello everyone, I have a very strange problem.

My keyboard is connected to my external Audio card, and this set up used to work fine before. Anyway, I had to format recently and decided to go for Windows 7 (I know I know, but I need it for other reasons too).

So Cubase installed fine, everything seemed fine, but I come to record midi and:

1- Input levels are showing
2 - Record track enabled and start to record but NOTHING registers (nor do I hear anything, I can only see the input levels)

So after being baffled for a while, my friend who knows Cubase better too was just as baffled, he proposed reinstalling so I just did but...

OF COURSE! The problem continues. So, please help.

It seems like a midi filter problem, but I've looked that up online and tried different fixes but nothing works... So, if somebody has any suggestions please let me know.


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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Dec 07, 2009 06:09 pm

I'll ask first here, exactly what input levels are showing?

Also, what do you mean by your keyboard is connected to your external audio card? Is it via midi, the audio portion????

Since: Dec 06, 2009

Dec 10, 2009 02:31 pm

The midi input levels are showing. When I create a new MIDI track, and I enable the monitor (the speaker icon), I see the levels showing whenever I play anything on my keyboard. I come to record and it doesn't record.

I have a midi cable connecting the keyboard to the sound card. Like I said, the set up worked before but under XP, not Windows 7. Could Windows 7 be the problem?

Please take a look here at the troubleshooting steps someone else on a forum suggested. I have screenshots as well on that page:

Any suggestions, Noize2u? Thanks for replying by the way.

Since: Dec 06, 2009

Jan 10, 2010 11:20 am

I upgraded to Cubase 5 and still no luck. My understanding was that Cubase 5 works better with Windows 7.

Does anyone have any idea why the MIDI isn't recording?

As explained before, I play my keyboard and see the input levels of the midi monitor showing, but it just doesn't record anything. The track is empty.

Please help :(

Since: Dec 04, 2007

Jan 11, 2010 12:36 am

Have you updated your interface's drivers as well? I know some vendors just aren't as quick getting win 7 compatible drivers released, so make sure their latest drivers are in fact good for win 7.

Only thing I can think of is double and triple-checking the setup of your midi track, make sure the right channels are being used, and the right ports. I know you mentioned the level indicator is working, but is that input or output? I mean, are you getting any playback at all when you're playing the keyboard? It sounds like communication is happening at least in one direction, and stuff is happening, but that for whatever reason, the data isn't being recorded by the daw.

I know in my experience when stuff like this happens, it's often something down in the depths of the DAW that got switched one way or the other, and it may take some digging through manuals and crap to find it. Something that may not be immediately visible, but will hopefully be an easy thing to fix once you track it down.

Since: Sep 26, 2010

Sep 26, 2010 08:12 am

did this get solved? i have the exact same problem. have been busy on it quite a while... must be the windows 7 audio settings. under xp the midi source could be set to the desired device but ms removed this in vista and 7. the registry should be manually adjusted or a tool should be used bi think ut it did not work for me. i don't think the prob is in the hardware setup, soundcard istallation or cubase settings..i am very interested to hear if you found a solution.

Since: Sep 26, 2010

Sep 26, 2010 08:13 am

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