so I have the free version of Cubase that came with my steinburg ur22 and want to connect my maschine through the vst instrument option on devices but there is no maschine option just the halion sonic synth, wtf?
To add a third party plugin go to Devices, Plugin Information, VST 2.x Plugin Paths. Add the specific folder path of your plugin (not the entire C drive, as that will cause a crash), then shut down and restart Cubase. Cubase will then rescan for any plugin it can load.
I hope this information helps.