VST Instruments

VST instruments are software synthesizers or other sound sources that are included with Cubase. They are played internally via MIDI. You can add effects or EQ to VST instruments.

Cubase allows you to make use of VST instruments in the following ways:

  • By adding a VST instrument and assigning one or several MIDI tracks to it.

  • By creating an instrument track.

    This is a combination of a VST instrument, an instrument channel, and a MIDI track. You play and record MIDI note data for this track.


Some VST instruments are included with Cubase. These are described in the separate document Plug-in Reference.