I hear no midi playback with dimension pro

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2016/06/30 19:23:47 (permalink)

I hear no midi playback with dimension pro

OK, I've been away from my DAW for awhile, but after multiple reinstalls of Dim Pro in Sonar 8.5 I still can't figure out how to get it to play through my speakers.I opened some 2 part invention in the tutorials, and try to insert Soft Styth|Dim Pro. Is that how it's done? In my world, you take a midi output, send it to a synthesizer input, and configure that output to my audio device, MOTU MkII 282. I  can tell the midi outputs to go to Dim Pro1, Configure the Dim pro to asio main outs, but what the hell is going on with the dim pro input? What does "omni" mean? I think I'm missing something basic here. My audio recordings play fine. Dim Pro worked when I had Sonar 7.
I humbly submit this knowing I'm doing something stupid.
Windows7 64 bit
Sonar 8.5
Dimension Pro 1.2 ( came with Sonar 8.5)
Motu MkII 282 interface/asio/96kb/s/24bit depth.

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    Re: I hear no midi playback with dimension pro 2016/06/30 20:10:32 (permalink)
    Dim Pro has been updated to 1.5
    Enhancements in Dimension Pro/LE 1.5
    • Windows 7 compatibility
    • Mac OS X 10.6 support
    • VST 2.4 support
    • Windows 64-bit VST improvements
    • Performance improvements
    • Improved stability when using sample rates of 96K and higher
    • Improved compatibility with Cubase
    • New micro-hosts for Mac OS X
    • Micro-host application icons updated
    Also, did you happen to try the standalone version of Dim Pro?
    post edited by abacab - 2016/07/05 22:07:40

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    Re: I hear no midi playback with dimension pro 2016/07/01 13:45:50 (permalink)
    Thanks for the reply, I did try a stand alone version which I bought way back with Sonar 4. Same issue. No audio.
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    Re: I hear no midi playback with dimension pro 2016/07/01 16:03:33 (permalink)
    What is the version number in the DPro about screen? Click the Dimension Pro in the upper right of the plug-in or stand alone UI to see the about screen. The version number is on the right just below the big Dimension Pro on the about screen.
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    Re: I hear no midi playback with dimension pro 2016/07/01 21:10:08 (permalink)
    When inserting a synth and corresponding tracks, I always:
    1) Insert the synth into the synth rack.  I happen to have most options in the insert soft synth dialog box unchecked, as I like to manually insert the corresponding tracks myself.  I DO have the Synth Property Page checked to open, so I DO get the synth UI page opened after the insert.
    2)  I load a desired instrument into the synth, and close the synth property page.  
    3) I now insert either a single stereo track or a left and right mono audio track, as well as a midi track, in the Track Pane.
    4) I configure the audio track(s) Input to pick up the output from the synth, using the drop-down list from clicking on Input in the channel strip for the audio track(s).  If using a single stereo track, I pick the stereo output from the synth, otherwise, I would assign the left and right outputs from the synth accordingly (and pan left and right in the mono tracks).  The Output for the audio track(s) I leave alone, which would default to the Master Bus.  (If I wanted to, I could also insert a stereo bus and route the audio track Output to that bus, for whatever reason, and then eventually that bus would feed back to the Master Bus).  ONLY the Master Bus is ever set to point to the actual audio interface ports.
    5) I also set the midi Output in the midi track to point to the synth in the synth rack.  I leave the input set to its default (it might say All in 8.5.3 or Omni - cannot remember, but I don't bother with it unless the synth is multi-timbral and using multiple instruments).
    6) I then would click on the midi track, and with the default, Sonar would then automatically turn on the Midi Echo On, which would allow me to hear sounds output from the synth.
    So, the above is a short explanation of setting up a synth such as Dimension Pro, in Sonar, and getting things configured to hear sound.
    I hope that helps, 
    Bob Bone

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