Last week I bought the Motif Rack XS and I'm very happy with it.
I use usb connection with my pc (Cubase Pro 8 on Windows 8.1)
I have the Editor VST plugin installed and everything is functioning ok.
When working on a project and taking a break I have the habit to disconnect power of all hardware except for the pc.
When I later on reconnect power, the usb connection with the rack is lost and won't reconnect. I'm not able to switch "offline" to "online" in the editor: there's the message "Ports in the host app have not been properly set".
Maybe that's normal behaviour, but my problem is: the only way to reconnect the usb connection, is to restart the pc. Closing and restarting the project or closing and restarting Cubase won't help.
The rack IS reconnected when I FIRST close Cubase, then turn power off of the hardware, and after the break turn power on and restart Cubase.
My question now is, will this be resolved with a firewire connection? I.e. should I buy the optional FW16E FireWire Expansion to add functionality of automatically reconnect midi within Cubase? If yes, I consider so because it will enhance my workflow. (I don't need the audio multi channel funtionality though.)
(My audio interface Steinberg/Yamaha MR816x DOES reconnect via firewire, while keeping Cubase open.)
Anthonie de Boer