Boy did I pick the wrong time to get back into it. Or maybe the right time?
I've been a Cakewalk/Sonar user since floppies. I've been out of it for a few years. After pulling out my hair trying to get Sonar to work on my new PC I installed Cakewalk by Bandlab.
Here's my issue. My keyboard is a Yamaha MOXF8. I'm using the latest Steinberg/Yamaha USB driver. When I create an instrument and MIDI track, I get no MIDI input activity on the meters. However I DO get the little flashing lights in the systray MIDI icon. As an addition check I can run MIDI OX and show that all my MIDI data is being received from the keyboard.
I can use the mouse on the GUIs of the various VSTs and the notes play. I can paste midi data into the MIDI track and it plays through the VST just fine. I can also step sequence and it plays fine.
I'm just getting no MIDI input between the OS and Cakewalk (Wow, it's hard not to type Sonar).
I'm using Win 10 64-bit. I have the latest Steinberg drivers, and I have uninstalled/reinstalled them just as a check. I have MIDI echo enabled.
I have rebooted the PC and keyboard many, many times over the past 24 hours.
Edit: I also removed my WiFi adapter and closed all other apps.
Here's the thing: IT WORKED YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
It stopped working in the middle of a session and hasn't worked since.
Anyone have a magic bullet that I'm just not seeing? Sweetwater says switch to Cubase. But I've been a loyal Cakewalk user since before Ted Perlman was talking about Celery.