I’ve spent many hours reading through the manuals (Cubase 6 and Halion Symphonic Orchestra), forums, and knowledgebase. I have not found anything to date that answers what I think is a simple question. The question is “how do you get Cubase 6 to access the Halion Symphonic Orchestra instruments?” I keep thinking this must be very simple, but yet I can not find the answer. I have a Windows 7 64 bit system. Both Cubase and the Halion Symphonic Orchestra (full version) installed fine and operate well independantly. I would like to use the instruments in the Symphonic Orchestra in Cubase. However, the Symphonic Orchestra does not appear as an option on the VST instruments dropdown menu. The manual has a picture that clearly shows the Halion Symphonic Orchestra as an item on the dropdown menu. However, the manual does not explain how to get the two programs (Cubase 6 and Halion Symphonic Orchestra) to recognize each other, so that the Symphonic Orchestra appears in the Cubase dropdown menu. The manual skips over that step and assumes that it will be on the menu. However, it is not on the menu even though the program is running on my computer. So, what do I need to do to get Cubase to recognize the Symphonic Orchestra and to have it appear in the dropdown menu, so I can use the Symphonic instrument sounds in Cubase projects?