In this tutorial we will go through the steps to send the individual notes 4-note chords to four different instruments in Cubase/Nuendo.
1) On MacOS: open Divisimate before you open your DAW (the virtual midi ports are only available when Divisimate is running).
2) Manually activate 4 voices in the lower part of the GUI above the keyboard by clicking on ‘4’ and connect the 4 voices to the first 4 Out-Ports on the left by clicking in the matrix.
Alternatively you can load the factory preset “4vc – 4 parts” on the perform page.
3) Make sure that your MIDI input device is activated in the settings.
1) Open a session in Cubase/Nuendo and create four instrument-tracks
2) Set the first track’s midi-input from All MIDI Inputs to Divismate Port 01, the following track’s midi input to Divisimate Port 02 and so on. To play the 4-voice-preset you built in Divisimate, you need to connect at least Port 01-04.
Note: There’s a search function in this manue, so you can quickly find the ports you’re looking for.
After entering the menu, type in the port number you are looking for and the list will get filtered.
3) Now record-enable all the tracks you want to play. Per default you can do this by simply selecting the tracks. Click on the first one and shift-click on the last one or ctrl/cmd-click on the ones you like to play. Now Cubase/Nuendo should automatically record-enable the selected tracks.
4) Now you can play the four instruments in Divisimate!
If you want to go back to working the traditional way track-by-track, simply press ‘Bypass’ or the shortcut [b] in Divisimate. Divisimate will then send all midi events and CCs directly through to all ports without any delay or latency. This way you can just record enable any track.
To avoid duplicates on the “All MIDI Inputs” menu, go to Studio > Studio Setup > MIDI Port Setup.
Disable the checkbox In ‘All MIDI Inputs’ for all Divisimate Ports except for Divisimate Port 01. This is necessary, to prevent Cubase from receiving 32 duplicates of the incoming signal, when Divisimate is bypassed and forwarding MIDI-messages simultaneously to all MIDI ports.
If you’re on Windows also disable the checkbox In ‘All MIDI Inputs’ for all MIDI controllers you want to use in Divisimate.
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