John Bowen wrote:Yes, this has always been an area for confusion. I think we should probably not have used 'Off' in the parameter name, just 'Local'. Read this from an online description:
"LOCAL ON/OFF : MIDI Channel Message that sets whether your keyboard is going to trigger its internal sounds (Local ON) or not (Local OFF). This is a vital parameter to have control over in order to avoid loops and double-triggers when your keyboard is part of a larger, computer-involving rig of equipment "
Are you sure about this? It seems like in Solaris it's the other way around. First of all, just as a varification - i checked the solaris by itself, when not connected to anythin midi-wise.
If i set "LocalOff" to "on" - i play the keyboard and it doesn't trigger any sound.
On the other hand, if i set LocalOff to "off" - than the keyboard triggers the internal sounds, and it acts as a "normal" synth.
This is exactly the opposite of the definition you quoted.
Anyway, i've been to several forums, asking wether my connectiions, settings and prefferencess in Cubase are correct - and it seems they indeed are. It's supposed to be quite simple:
The way it should work is - set cubase "midi thru active", to "active".
The Solaris should be set to Local Off (the name you chose is so confusing - but what i'm looking for is to detach the keyboard from the sound engine).
That's supposed to be it.
Other than that - the Solaris is connected via midi propperly to my interface. Cubase recognizes the interface by name, and shows that midi in and midi out are active.
If Solaris "LocalOff" is set to "on" - than it only receives midi. It doesn't send anything. It's just a sound engine. When i play the keys - the midi meter on the cubase transport shows nothing, which means no incoming midi.
(btw - the cables are fine. i've used them with my other synths up till now).
When i set "LocalOff" to "off" than first - the transport shows on the meter that there's incoming midi when i press the keys.
And like i wrote before - when "midi thru active" is active, both cubase and Solaris go "crazy" when i try to record midi to the midi channel routed to Solaris. However, in this situation i can use Solaris to play\trigger other synths\plugins.
When "midi thru active" is deactivated, than i can record and playback midi out from Solaris and back to itself. But then it doesn't control other synths\plugins anymore.
It seems there is some kind of problem - on my unit anyway - for the Solaris to succesfully seperate the keyboard from the sound engine.
I'll know better later this week. A friend of mine is supposed to come with his Nord Stage just so that we could check and be sure if this phenomena is happening to all the synths i connect to my DAW - or just the Solaris.
I don't have a lot of hair left...