Cubase 8 Artist features missing?!

I just bought Cubase 8 Artist but how i see misses really VERY important things that are needed.
no VariAudio no External instruments to use?
Does this really misses or just me missing???!!

Hi and welcome,

Yes, both of these are Cubase Pro features only. See The Cubase Line-up webpage, please. External Instruments can be used with Yamaha Motif only, in Cubase Artists and Elements.

Thanks for the info!
Time to move to Pro!