Random midi dropout when playing Battery 4 via Cubase 12

Simon Dundas
Simon Dundas Member Posts: 8 Member
edited November 2023 in Battery 4

I created a 4 bar rhythmic loop on repeat in cubase 12 triggering 8 different pads form the Afro Shop Kit in Battery 4. The first time through it plays ok but after that some instances of pads don’t sound. When I watch their envelope they aren’t triggered. Midi notes do coincide. Almost sounds like a polyphony issue but the Battery polyphony seems to be 32. Can anyone explain this please.

Many thanks Simon

Best Answer

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro
    Answer ✓

    You should just normaly merge the midi tracks, not to merge them in a loop.

    Try that.

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  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

    Mannualy record the loops instead.

  • Simon Dundas
    Simon Dundas Member Posts: 8 Member

    I did manually create the loop. I had it on loop record and kept adding sounds using a midi controller. Initially i failed to have merge in loop selected and each loop was on a different cubase lane ( in a single track) so I combined these 'takes' using midi/merge in loop. Looking at the loop it l;ooks fine. I mute the original lanes so not to duplicate notes.

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

    Well, is the issue solved?

  • Simon Dundas
    Simon Dundas Member Posts: 8 Member

    Sorry Milos I wasn't clear. I was saying that I manually created the loop in the first place so your suggestion to manually create it wasn't relevent if I understood you correctly

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro

    Oh...

    Hmm...

    Maybe you can merge the tracks inside the DAW thqt contain separate loops.

    Try it, it might work.

  • Simon Dundas
    Simon Dundas Member Posts: 8 Member

    Hi Milos, i had already done this to an extent and discovered that when you use cubase's 'merge midi in loop' it keeps the original and overlays the new merged part. I had merged a few track lanes in this way and somehow managed to have about 3 or 4 layers of midi notes superimposed with many of the notes in time and value. When I kept the correct merged loop it didn't seem to drop and midi notes. I really appreciated your trying to help but it was my own lack og knowledge of Cubase merge midi in look facility to blame!

  • Milos
    Milos Member Posts: 1,867 Pro
    Answer ✓

    You should just normaly merge the midi tracks, not to merge them in a loop.

    Try that.

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