First, make sure that your MIDI keyboard is set to transmit MIDI and that Cubase is set up to receive MIDI, as I described in Chapter 2 for preparing to record on a MIDI track. You should be able to see a flashing MIDI In indicator just to the right of the track display.
From the Devices menu, select VST Instruments. A window should appear containing a virtual empty rack of VST instruments. To select a VST instrument from your Cubase arsenal, click where it displays the words “no instrument”; a pop-up menu appears with a list of choices of VST instruments in your system. Since Embracer is a Cubase synth that comes with Cubase 4, I have chosen it for this example (see Figure 4.1). Once ...