Hi can someone help please.
I use Cubase 8.5 Pro
PC running Windows Professional 7
Purpose built Audio Workstation i7 PC
I don’t think my Montage is set up for mid correctly and wonder if my problems are due to an incorrect install, how I would find this information out and if necessary the best way to carry out a fresh reinstall. I say this because since I received my Montage, I have not been able to enjoy the multi-timbral functionality because my current configuration does not treat added parts as separate instruments and instead assigns any part I add to the global midi data. When I watched BM’s video I was hopeful of getting the multi channels working because I was able to see that unlike me he initialized the Montage performance with ‘Multi/GM’ where as I had previously being doing so with ‘Init Normal (AWM2)’. I thought that might be the reason for my issues. I tried the new technique and it didn’t work so I have been printing to audio and as I go along. Not ideal so I’m hoping someone can show me where I have been going wrong.
So a few weeks ago I updated to the latest firmware (1.20.4) and also installed Montage Connect. The following may or may not be important but the only other time I had installed a firmware update is when I first got the synth early June and so if there have been any later firmware updates prior to 1.20.4 then I would not have not installed them and wonder if missing a previous update could be the main contributor to the issues I am having?
I followed firmware 1.20.4 installation instructions and did not receive any error message. Unfortunately since the update the Montage has not been acting weird in Cubase specifically with midi. I have been busy of late and I haven’t really used the Montage in a while so said to myself when I get some time I should go through the Cubase midi set up guide and make sure I haven’t inadvertently changed the Montages midi settings thus causing my current issues. I did that today using the Yamahasynth resources ‘Montage Cubase Set Up Guide’ and am satisfied that Montage is set up the way the screen shots recommended.
I tried again this evening to but the issue still remains.
My problem is that:
The piano keys are not responding to velocity information properly. To confirm in addition to above I have set the Montage midi channel to ‘ANY’ in Cubase Inspector. When I used Cubase ‘Chord Pad’ (triggers whole chords from a single key) I am only able to trigger the chords when I press the piano key softly. If I push the key assigned to the chord pad with hard velocity only the single note of the respective key plays for example if the trigger for the chord is a ‘C’ then only the C will be heard. Also the other keys that are not assigned to the Chord Pad ca n only be heard when played at soft velocity. It’s really very strange and I am no midi expert but it sounds like a midi signalling issue.
Of note I have a Native Instruments Machine and Access Virus attached to the PC via USB and prior to the 1.20.4 all were playing nicely with each other (even the Access virus!)
Also Montage Connect (MC) does not work for me within Cubase. I fire it up and it displays the performance name but I can get no sounds when I press a Key (Might not have it set up correctly). Cubase is showing that MIDI is being sent from the Montage. To be honest I am not so bothered with MC not working for me as yet but thought I’d include that information in case it is suggestive of something in my set up.
Could anyone please have a stab at helping me get things back up and running?