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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Using VST Instruments

As I mentioned before, Cubase comes with a set of VST instruments that depend on the version. At this time there are three main types of VST instruments: virtual synths, virtual sample players, and virtual musicians. Cubase 4 comes with a few different virtual synths and one virtual sample player called HALion One. One of the great things about VST instruments is that you can use multiple instances of each instrument. This means that you can use your single HALion One VST instrument to play, for example, 16 different samples at once, or as many as your system can handle.

Virtual samplers work by playing a digital recording stored on your computer. In some complex sample programs, each note on a keyboard can actually trigger ...

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