i often bounce out a render from a MIDI/VSTi track simply because it saves gridlock on the main arrange page.
quite often my projects have multiple .cpr files doing things like this, where the main version has just one midi track doing an approximation of whatever vintage plug needs to do, then i just paste that over into a plain vanilla empty project, or even an older version of cubase if needs be, prior to bouncing out.
yes it does sound like a lot of mousework, but surprisingly it is faster overall, once you have bedded down a regimen that handles decsions one at a time
especially usefull when preparing ‘disposable’ cue mixes for vocals
dont for get to reply what eventually works, for the benefit of new future users.