I have been spending alot of time figuring out how to configure my system since I got an MPC 2500 recently. I am almost there, but just have one last piece to figure out. I ran a search for this question and couldn't find what I was looking for, so I apologize if this has been asked.
Here is the equipment pertinent to the question:
Alesis QS6.2 keyboard
Cubase SX3 w/ a boatload of multitimbral VSTs
M-Audio Delta 2496, one audio in/out and one midi in/out.
So I have the midi from the keyboard out to the MPC in. I also have the MPC's midi out going to the keyboard's midi in. I ALSO have the midid out from the comp to the 2nd midi in on the MPC, and another MIDI out from MPC to midi in on the computer.
I finally figured out how to turn off the local control on my keyboard.
I even have the Midi clock set up.
It is sweet so far. depending on what midi channel I have selected in the MPC, I can either utilize the keyboard sounds, OR the VST sounds... The question is how to utilize the multitimbrality of the VSTs - how do I get multiple instruments playing at the same time?
When I scroll through the MPC's midi channel, I can select outputs of 1D, 2D, and so forth up to 16D.
My VSTs have 16 tracks as well. So I expected to click 2D for example on the MPC and have only channel 2 on the VST playing...but it doesn't work like that at all...the incoming MIDI signal (coming from pressing keys on keyboard, piped to MPC, and then piped to the computer) just plays all the channels equally...meaning if I have a bass on VST channel 1 and a guitar on VST channel 2, it plays both at the same time...it is not "delegating" the midi to the proper VST channels...
Anybody know what I am talking about? Please help if you do.
(I posted this in both hardware and software sections cuz I'm not sure if the MPC or the VST is set up incorrectly.).
Thanks in advance,