I am a diehard Cubase loyalist going back to Cubase 5 VST (22 years!) but I have recently been doing much more hybrid mixing and there are external effects updates that Cubase really needs such as a dry/wet knob, adjusting delay compensation down to the sample, the ability to natively throw a stereo device into mid/side mode and (last but not least) the ability to add a photo of the external device with either a photo that acts as a default or on a project by project basis for easy reference to recall settings. Studio one has implemented all of this (except m/s) since 2019 : Pipeline XT: Integrating Outboard In Studio One
The delay for external inserts in Cubase is calculated automatically if you use the external FX in the audio connections tab. (you “loose” those ins and outs anyway)
I agree with the snapshot for the outboard, its very vey handy to keep it, meanwhile i use this free tool as an insert for some tracks Snapshot 2.
Yes, and it works a treat but if they introduce a wet/dry knob they’ll really have to add some granularity just to make sure there are no phasing issues. Thanks for the tip about Snapshot!