Globally Disable External Plugin?

Sometimes I use a few external plugins like Virus Control and outboard FX. When exporting audio, Cubase wants to export in real time even if the plugin is bypassed… This is pretty terrible for workflow.

Is there any way to disable external plugins globally or perhaps freeze tracks using external plugins globally before bouncing…?

Totally hear you on this, its a pain.

The only way i know of is to use the project logical editor to select the external tracks ‘names’.

Make a preset of this.

Then include this with a combined key command macro of disable tracks and the project logical preset

Unfortunately to ignore external FX tracks inserts you will have to ‘Alt’ click the insert to turn it fully off rather than just bypass.