Carrying this over from the 7 forums. Tested on 8.0.5 (Win x64).
- Import track archive that has an instrument with multiple outputs.
- Do the same again.
Now if you look at the second instance, the additional outputs display different behavior, as the instrument track header in the inspector turns gray.
- Insert a plugin and write automation on output tracks other than #1 on the second instance
Cubase creates a new copy of the same output, and the automation is only visible there.
Animated GIF of the behavior: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8520185/cubase_import.gif (made on 7.5.30, but behavior is identical in 8.0.5)
Cubase 8 track archive in question: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8520185/Omnisphere_Cubase8.zip (doesn’t matter which plugin it uses, just happened to demonstrate it with this)