External Instruments and Effects (Cubase Pro only)

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


  • To use external effects, you need audio hardware with multiple inputs and outputs.

    An external effect requires 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.

  • To use external instruments, a MIDI interface must be 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.