I was absolutely shocked to find the only way to record a virtual instruments output to an audio track in Cubase Artist 8.5 was to bounce an audio mixdown. I thought I was doing something wrong with the routing and couldn’t believe that a function so simple as routing a buss to an audio track input wouldn’t be available. I found it even more bizarre as there is no mention of this feature in the comparison page on the Steinberg site.
I actually got around the problem by routing the SPDIF out to my SPDIF in as a solution but it seems pretty ridiculous that I have to do this.
I hope Steinberg will incorporate an easy way to route a virtual instrument to an audio track in a future release as it seems like a pretty straightforward workflow thing.