Can I use a midi file instead of a midi controller?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by ole Jason, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. I'd like to mess around with the VST instruments in cubaseSX but I don't have a midi controller. Is there a way to load a standard midi file into an instrument and have it play back? Does it just depend on the instrument?
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    You're confused.

    The MIDI file plays in the sequencer.

    The sequencer can routes the MIDI information either to a built in instrument or out a MIDI port to a hardware device.

    I guess you haven't used the sequencer functions of Cubase, only the recording ones, eh?
  3. Obviously if I'm asking the question I don't know much about it. No need to be a smarty pants :)