I’ve got a frustrating noob problem with Midi Guitar 2 in Studio One: I can’t get the VST to work in Studio One Six Sphere. I’m using the Presonus 68c interface, and a Mac (Intel, not silicon).
As a stand-alone, the app works brilliantly, but I get no sound when I use the plug-in, except under the unusual circumstance noted below. I’m sure I’m just not setting it up in the DAW properly.
I’m doing my best to follow Jam Origin’s instructions: I set up a stereo audio track for my guitar - the sound output is fine. I drop the Midi Guitar 2 VST onto the track. The guitar output registers visually on the DAW and the box, but I can’t hear anything, because there’s no instrument through which I’m routing. All good so far.
I add a new instrument track. Here’s the first indication I may have set up something wrong. Jam Origin’s instructions tell me to choose as input “Midi Guitar 2 | Channel 1” from the full list of Midi channel options. But the only options I have are “None,” “All Inputs | Any,” “Nektar keyboard | Any,” and “Midi Guitar 2 | Midi Callback.” There’s no list of individual midi channels - just Callback.
I add a new instrument track - say, a Mai Tai synth. Set the input as Midi Guitar 2. Set output as Mai Tai. And… nothing. No sound at all.
I’m assuming it’s something with the Midi I/O settings, about which I’m pretty stupid.
One additional clue: I went into the mixer, called up the MG2 VST control screen, and on the right, where it’s got options for Tool, Instrument, and Preferences, I clicked on Instrument. It read “No Instrument,” and gave me the option to select any of my VST instruments. I selected Komplete Control and then one of its instruments and loaded it. IT PLAYED! - but it played and recorded only as an audio track on that first audio track - it didn’t route through to the midi track.
I read through the other threads in this forum -
Studio One - no midi from Midi Guitar 2 - #6 by Paul
and the most material thing I can figure out is that I’m not being offered all the MIDI banks to do the proper routing. I know this is supposed to all go in and out of Channel 1. As I noted above, in the track settings for the instrument track, I’m only offered “Midi Guitar 2 | Midi Callback,” but no list of individual channels. When I look at the track settings to the right of the track and open them up, I see MG2 listed as an input device and Komplete Kontrol as an output, but no channel drop-down next to them.
Any idea what I should do to make this route correctly so I can get it working properly? Thank you in advance.