Inserts versus Channel Strip = Which one?

Basic question: why would I want to use the inserts for compression instead of using the channel strip?

I know that the inserts would give me more options (other plug-in’s) than those in the CS but if I’m using basic compression and EQ (especially if just using the Cubase plugins) is there any difference technically or workflow in using one or the other?

Hi and welcome,

No, there is no difference. Channel Strip plug-ins are technically the very same plug-ins as other plug-ins.