My HDD failed and I’m in the process of setting up Cubase 8 on a new HDD.
I kept all my important Cubase files and I’m reinstalling various plugins.
Back in Cubase 5 (only a few months ago, before I upgraded to 8), I would share projects with a friend and when I would open his projects, even though he had the same plugins as I did, his Cubase projects on my system would not load various plugins.
For example, his project would tell me that it couldn’t find FabFilter Pro Q so there would be a greyed out !!FabFilter!! in the inserts. There was no way to point to where I had my FabFilter plugin located so I was unable to fully get his projects working with his EQ and other plugins. His directories, and even some of his .dll names were different than mine (even though the plugins were exactly the same), so Cubase immediately just greyed out the plugin slots instead of asking me where mine were located.
My question is, many of my reinstalled plugins will likely have different directories and possibly slight .dll name changes. When I open my projects that I saved before the HDD crash, should I expect this issue again? Or does Cubase 8 have an option to point to where “missing” plugins are located?