Guys and Gals,
I have a problem that's driving me crazy and wonder if there is anybody that can help. I'll do my best to describe the problem
I use 99% VST's. The only hardware synth I have is a Roland XP-80. Until recently I have not been using it's internal sounds just VST's.
I have an Echo MIA sound card and a Behringer UB2442FX mixer that I plug my XP80 into as well as any vocal mics, guitars etc.
I use Cubase SL as my sequencer/recorder. I have had no problems combining VST's and audio tracks.
I just wrote a piece using sounds from the Roland XP-80 for the 1st time since I set everything back up (I moved recently) The XP-80 sounds fine until I add an audio track to the mix. Then the XP-80 some how is routing itself through the audio track and plays back with the audio track's effects. The VST's don't do this. In other words, If I add a vocal track with reverb the MIDI playback from the XP-80 all of the sudden has the same reverb on it.
I come out of the Behringer using the Main Outs into the MIA. I come out of the MIA back into the Tape In on the Behringer (they told me to do this to avoid feedback loops)
Audio outputs of the Roland XP-80 go into a the Behringer through a regular line in.
Why is the XP-80 seeming to route through the audio track in Cubase? No VST does that.
The sad part is that I think at one time I had it working right (it should be possible, right?) and now I can't remember how to do it.
Anyone out there use VST's, external synths and audio tracks with a mixer and Cubase that may know what I'm doing wrong?
Any help would surely be appreciated.
I hope this made a sense. Please let me know if you need any more info.
All the very best,
PS I just tried again and here's another thing that's happening. I set up an audio track, put some reverb on it and arm it to record. Then I play back the sequence. The audio track records the XP-80 into it. Now I'm guessing it's because the sound from the Roland is coming through the mixing board (where the guitar or vocal is coming through. and it's output is being recorded as well as the guitar's. So how do you hear an external piece of gear during playback/record and not pick up it's output. Man, I'm feeling might stupid right about now...