It’s my understanding that the internal Cubase plugins (like those in the Channel Strip) reside in a single file in the program directory - it’s called something like Cubase Plugin Set.vst3 (I’m not in front of my computer atm). I tried removing that file, and sure enough all the channel strip plugins disappear. When I add it back in, all the channel strip plugins re-appear – except for the Gate.
Truly bizarre…it’s sort of a bummer because I use the Gate constantly I’m starting to think I should try a full uninstall/reinstall when my deadlines cool off.
You can enable/disable the Gate plugin in the Plugin Manager, but this affects the insert effect, not the one in the channel strip…to my knowledge, there’s no way to disable individual components in the channel strip - unless I’m missing something? I would love to hear otherwise