I created a backing track for a song in Cubase. The song has three sections (verse, break, bridge). I set up an Arranger track so that the three sections would play in proper sequence.
I decided to try this backing track out as a Montage Pattern. I wanted to record each of the three sections into its own Scene in the Pattern.
I have the Montage set up to receive song Play and Stop.
I moved the Cubase cursor to the beginning of one of the sections. I set the Pattern Scene to the correct number of bars with Loop Off. I hit Record on the Montage and then Play in Cubase. The section played just fine through the Montage, but nothing got recorded in the Pattern.
I finally figured out that I needed to have Kbd Ctrl turned on for the Parts that I wanted to record. Once I had that set, it worked fine.
I have no idea why Kbd Ctrl needs to be set for the Parts I want to record. I wasn’t playing anything on the Montage keyboard, just sending MIDI notes through from Cubase. I’d appreciate it if someone could explain to me why Kbd Ctrl was required for this to work.
And one other question: is it possible to hit Play on the Montage and have that cause Cubase to start playing? I couldn’t find any way to try to do that.