SIMPLE v1.5 not showing up in HALion 7

I’ve just purchased Cubase Pro 12 and after installing Chris St’Aubyn SIMPLE v1.5, it doesn’t show up as being installed in the browser of HALion Sonic 7 or in the Steinberg Library Manager. I’m using an M1 MacBook Pro running Ventura 13.3.1(a). Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

Hi @Inspela,

first of all: welcome to the forum!

if I understand you right then you installed SIMPLE 1.5 via Steinberg Download Assistant (SDA)?

If so, you’d probably need to check again the exact file / folder target path set in SDA, which determines where SDA would put any *.vstsound content files following that user mini menu command “Install” (after a package download to a local path had been successfully completed). Usually, any Steinberg content folders in Mac OS should be here at this default path (please correct me if I’m wrong since I’m not using a Mac myself):

/Users/[Your Username]/Downloads/Steinberg/OSX/[NameOfContentPackage]

In any case, you need to search and find this content file:
SIMPLE.vstsound (size: ca. 5.45 GB)
Double click it, and then select one of the options in Library Manager’s alert window when it pops up (“Install to Default Location”, “Install to Path”, “Register in Place”), Also, content files shouldn’t be regularly run from a network location (Library Manager will give a warning in such cases).

Last check would be by opening Cubase and the MediaBay, then do the same path search as above and the VST Content should be “known” to the MediaBay by having a marker / hook (which is important for any Content presets to be found in HALion (Sonic).

Hope this helps,

Reference (just in case):


Hi Markus,

First of all, thanks for the welcome and secondly, thanks for helping me solve this. I first bought Cubase back in 1990 for the Atari ST and used it for years, even migrating to Cubase VST on a PC back in 1999 - but switched to a Mac and Logic in 2002 - so it’s been a while since I’ve used Cubase to be honest! I’ve tried returning to it a few times unsuccessfully (in 2010, 2012 and 2015), but I’ve become so disillusioned with other DAWs now that I just wanted to come back home to Cubase. Thanks again!