I have already mentioned once about this , but here’s once again with more details.
I’m working with Cubase Elements 6, Windows 7 32-Bit (was also the same with WinXP, before I purchased Win7).
So, first i open empty project and then i always make VST connection for output busses to my sounds card mixer.
If i choose (16 stereo) or manually add 16-channels, it only cames to 12 stereo channels,
see picture :
Works normally in Cubase Essential 5.
I can fix that with loading Cubase Essential 5 projects, where are 16 channels enabled, then i can see all 16 channels in Cubase Elements 6 too.
(that’s after i load project file from Cubase Essential 5).
I know, i can help myself with loading from Essential 5, but what for example i have just Cubase Elements 6 ?