Exporting a part of a VST instrument

Hi all,

As we all know VST’s can be amazingly powerful and useful, however I’ve come across a problem where if I set the locators to say halfway through a particular VST instrument pad and export this as a sample, the VST will play as if from the beginning whereas I only want to export the highlighted part of the pad event. Is there a way to tell Cubase to only export this part?

(note: I realise I can export the whole pad, re-import and then trim the audio but this is time consuming and cumbersome).

Thanks! Chris

Cubase 5