8 outs

I am trying to insert the analogue EQ on my mixer as an effect in my Cube project. I am running Pro 8 through a Macbook, firewire to a Steinberg MR816X. 8 analogue out into 8 mono behringer mixer. Then two analogue out of the mixer to MR816x inputs. I set up 8 mono out & 2 mono in in the VST connections. Nothing is reaching the mixer. I then did the same in the VST connections external effects section. Again nothing reaches the mixer. I went to each channel strip individually and set them up same. Nothing.
I have a Joe Meek EQ that I would prefer to use but the MRX will not work with a IEEE device.
Please assist