Midi Track Vol & Pan have no effect on Halion Sonic 3 SE

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Midi Track Vol & Pan have no effect on Halion Sonic 3 SE

Post by mariusmusicus »


This is probably simple but here goes. I loaded Halion Sonic SE 3 (ver. Feb 2019) in the VST Instrument panel. Cubase automatically created a folder with 2 tracks and adds a mixer channel called HSSE Main. The volume control of this channel controls the overall volume of Halion and works correctly.

I then loaded a piano sound in Slot 1/CH1 and a String sound in Slot 2/CH2. I then created 2 midi tracks one for each sound/channel and assigned the proper channel to each. I then recorded some performance in each track. They both play back correctly with the correct sound. The problem is I cannot control independently the Volume or Pan of the individual sounds, Piano and Strings, using the Volume Fader of the their respective MIDI tracks.

Is this the normal behaviour of Cubase when sharing a VSTi with multiple MIDI tracks. If so, what must I do to be able to mix the project using the Cubase Mixer.



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Re: Midi Track Vol & Pan have no effect on Halion Sonic 3 SE

Post by helier »

I now have the same issue. I have no idea what I did but I could always adjust vol and pan on HS3 from the track inspector and the mix console. As of a few days ago, I have to do it from the Quick controls in track inspector or directly in HS3.

Strangely enough, this does not occur on other vst instruments, just HS3. This is a clue that I should look at the Cubase/Halion communication. I am still searching for an answer. If someone with more experience than I can help, I could stop searching and continue playing.
Win 10 platform, Cubase Pro 8.5, Halion Sonic 3 and Focusrite interface.

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