External Instruments and Effects

You can integrate external effect devices and external instruments, for example, hardware synthesizers, into the sequencer signal flow.


To use external effects, you need the following:

  • Audio hardware with multiple inputs and outputs.

    You need at least one input and one output or input/output pairs for stereo effects, in addition to the input/output ports that you use for recording and monitoring.

  • A MIDI interface that is connected to your computer.

  • Audio hardware with low-latency drivers.

    Cubase compensates for the input/output latency and ensures that the audio that is processed through external effects is not shifted in time.