Installing and Managing VST Plug-ins

Cubase supports the VST 2 and VST 3 plug-in standards. You can install effects and instruments that comply with these formats.

Cubase supports 64-bit plug-ins only.

A plug-in is a piece of software that adds a specific functionality to Cubase. The audio effects and instruments that are used in Cubase are VST plug-ins.

VST effect or VST instrument plug-ins normally have their own installation application. Read the documentation or readme files before installing new plug-ins.

When you scan for newly installed plug-ins or relaunch Cubase, the new plug-ins are shown on the VST effect or VST instrument selectors, respectively.

Cubase comes with a number of effect plug-ins included. These effects and their parameters are described in the separate document Plug-in Reference.