Sorry to post this here, but you guys are always so helpful in these matters. I'm hoping someone has a quicker way of doing the following. I have a sketch template that I compose everything on via Sibelius. Having finished a piece I'll save it as a .mid file and important it into Cubase SX2 for further editing/recording. However when Cubase opens the midi file it resets all the outputs (e.g. GigaPC2 Port 3) and patch settings to a single default setting (GigaPC1 Port 1 and patch off). This leaves me the annoying and time consuming task of resetting all of these parameters every single time I do this step. Is there a Cubase guru out there that knows a setting I don't that will circumvent this?
This strategy works for Sonar, so it might for cubase too: open a template file in sonar with appropriate port settings. Keeping the template file open, open the midi file as another (different) sonar project. Select all the midi, if convenient, or a few tracks at a time, copy, then paste into the first file at the appropriate tracks.
This also a way to add a measure or a few beats space at the start of the file. My templates for a 4/4 piece usually start with a 7/4 measure 1, then a meter change on measure 2 to the normal 4/4, and with 3 extra beats rest for program changes, controller settings, latency compensation, etc.