I am trying to learn how to record virtual instruments in Studio One 5 professional. I have accidentally gotten them to work but can't replicate because I was just randomly clicking everything! I only say that to relay that the program seems to work properly, I just don't know what I'm doing. So I dragged the virtual instrument into an existing instrument track or let it create one per the tutorial. I tried both ways. Then I played the instrument which sounds ok just with my curser because I don't know how to use the ATO< controller very well yet.. Then I tried to record by pushing the keys with my computer curser. The recording function shows up in the track but when I hit stop it disappears. When I accidentally got it to work, the MIDI window showed up at the bottom and I could see the MIDI data. However, I can only play the keyboard in the MIDI window at the bottom, not the big one in the upper part using my curser. I do have all inputs selected.
Please let me know what I am doing incorrectly and how to do this properly. I really appreciate it because it seems such an easy thing and its frustrating. I assume I am not activating it properly because the tutorials say to "activate" it but don't really say how to do that.