How to edit list of instruments when creating new instrument track?

When I try to add an instrument track in Cubase a drop down list of sample libraries appears and I can choose one to complete the instrument track creation.

BUT: What determines what libraries are in this list and how do I add to it. It does not appear to be a regular file structure from drives which makes me wonder where is the list coming from and how to edit it.

And help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Bob

Plugin Manager!
VST instruments tab.

“Collections”:

Sample libraries!?
Can you share a screenshot perhaps? Thanks!

Some libraries are instruments by it’s own.
Based on popular sampler engines with an own user interface.

Still a list of instruments then innit?

Yeah, think so.
The post on the VSL forums make me think about it again.

Here is a screen shot of what comes up when I am adding an instrument track. Its a list of players I can pick (Kontakt, Synchron, Play etc.). for the instrument track. But I was wondering how to add to this list as it is uneditable as it appears when creating an instrument track. Turns out I now understand this list comes from the Media Bay. But I still don’t know how to edit in the Media Bay to create and change this list that pops up when I try to add an instrument track

As already suggested, go in the VST Plug-In Manager and, for each instrument, you have a Hide option in the Plug-In information panel of each item listed.

Using it makes the involved instrument disappear from the available ones list when creating an Instrument track. AFAIK, you cannot add by yourself libraries or samples : only the samplers/players will appear if installed as VSTi plug-ins.

For plugins you can make and browse custom collections.

For patches in Steinberg instruments, one can browse the media bay.

For patches and libraries of 3rd party instruments, the best bet is making and recalling track presets or exporting and/or importing tracks. The latter brings along more settings than the former.

No, what actually appears is a list of plug-ins, which are installed and available on your system. These are not necessarily sample libraries (unless the sample library is wrapped in its own VST plug-in).
You seem to have a slight misconception of what really is going on. Maybe a look at the manual for the section of VST plugins and the plugin manager could prove useful.

Thanks all for taking the time ! I now understand. And I don’t quite feel like a doofus now after much searching as its apparently not entirely clear to several folks I’ve seen on the forums.

Anyway, problem solved and I appreciate your responses !

Best, Bob

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