Topic: Can not control VST parameters and fader issue in Cubase 5.5.1

I have been using the AlphaTrack for years on LE1, LE4, Studio 4 and now Cubase 5 (latest release and hotfix) and already learned to live with the grounding issues and flickering displays. What I noticed in Cubase 5 is that when in PLUG-IN mode I can see the parameters and their values of the VST effects applied, but turning the rotary knobs does not change the values on the display nor on the VST itself. I am using the latest Cubase driver 1.07 32 bit and running Windows 7 32 bit.
Another strange behavior is - and this may be due to the grounding issue - that when I use the rotary dial 1 to move through the channels, the volume setting is changed on all channels I scroll through (all set to approximately the same value as where the fader sits when I start scrolling). When using the < > keys this does not happen (maybe the fader has more time to catch up with the scrolling through the channels ...
Any help greatly appreciated ... I miss the tactile and responsive mixing my AlphaTrack always gave me!
Jan

Re: Can not control VST parameters and fader issue in Cubase 5.5.1

The fader issue is solved thanks to a golden tip on Cubase.net ... I now operate the AlphaTrack with my feet off the ground. After the Zen of Motorcycle Maintenance we now have the Yoga of AlphaTrack Operation ;-)
The VST control issue remains alas ...
Jan


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Re: Can not control VST parameters and fader issue in Cubase 5.5.1

Hi Jan,

The knobs should change the values on your LCD display.  I'm not sure what that's all about.  Let me try loading Cubase 5 onto a Windows 7 machine and see if I can reproduce that.

If you go to www.midiox.com and download midi-ox do all 3 knobs have similar results in midi-ox's midi input window?  You'll probably need to go into options/midi devices (in midi-ox) and make sure that AlphaTrack is selected in both midi input and midi output fields for the AlphaTrack data to be displayed in midi-ox's input window.

Just make sure that all 3 knobs act the same way.  This will be able to tell you if the three knobs are working at all.  I suppose it's possible that the knobs are at fault?  Or is there another way that you can prove they work?

CS

Re: Can not control VST parameters and fader issue in Cubase 5.5.1

GS,
They work fine on EQ (Cubase internal EQ), on PAN, on Channel scrolling ... even on the "first page" of the Insert (Insert #, Enable/Disable and Insert Select). Only on subsequent pages (F2 clicked) the values specific to the plug are shown but the knobs do not change anything. I tried with Cubase supplied VST 3 and those work fine but all other Cubase, commercial and freeware VSTs (VST 2.4 I suppose) do not respond. They show the values as per the on screen display and if I change these with the mouse the AlphaTrack's LCD changes accordingly but I have no way to control the values with the knobs.
Could this be a Cubase setting or something I overlooked in the setup of the AlphaTrack driver ?
Thanks for the fast response !
Jan

Re: Can not control VST parameters and fader issue in Cubase 5.5.1

Hi Jan,

Can you give a specific example (name) of a plug-in in Cubase 5 that doesn't work for you?

CS

Re: Can not control VST parameters and fader issue in Cubase 5.5.1

CS,
any Cubase plug in that does not have the /// mark next to its name (indicating it is VST 3). For Exampe DaTube, StepFilter, Metalizer, Grungelizer and freeware stuff like the Kjearhus Classic series, Variety Of Sounds NastyVCS and many others.
Thanks,
Jan

Re: Can not control VST parameters and fader issue in Cubase 5.5.1

Hi Jan,

Those plug-ins worked fine for me on my mac but I'll try this on a Windows 7 machine just to confirm.

Do you have any other midi controllers in your setup?

CS

Re: Can not control VST parameters and fader issue in Cubase 5.5.1

Who needs anything else when they have an AlphaTrack ;-) ... No other MIDI controllers here.
Jan