Here’s a bodge I came up with, not to say others haven’t before! The idea is to record a dry signal, associate it with an FX Channel, send both signals out of Cubase and return them for re-recording on a new audio track.
Of course, this does NOT allow you to use multiple “instances” of the hardware simultaneously. (Come on Spock, figure it out man!) But you can send multiple signals through this loop, for instance, say you have two mics on an amplifier. Or half a dozen on a drum kit. Once completed, you can use this setup to use the hardware repeatedly within the same project.
Set up an audio track (Audio 1) with a send to an FX channel (FX 1), set the external hardware as an insert as per the manual, pages 22 - 24.
Let’s say you route this signal to the monitors through Stereo Out 1.
Record your instrument on Audio 1. You can monitor the FX Channel, but don’t record it. The idea being to record a dry signal now and add the effects later.
Once recorded, route both Audio 1 and FX 1 out through another bus (Stereo Out 2) and route this bus back in to Cubase through another Input channel (Stereo In 2), using another pair of Ins and Outs on your interface. Route this in turn to a new Audio track (Audio 2, monitor button ON). Mix and record Audio 1 and FX 1 on Audio 2.
Once recorded, monitor Audio 2 by routing it to Stereo Out 1. Mute Audio 1 and FX 1.
To use the hardware again, use the same method, setting up new Audio tracks to record and re-record with.
Convoluted, I know. More than a bit clunky! A type of Group Channel with a record button would simplify this. If you want to change the amount of FX applied using this method, you have to re-record the signal sent to Audio 2.