When sending anything other than a Mono or Stereo Track to a 5.1 (or, for that matter 4.0 or 5.0) Group or Master there is no ability to use the SurroundPanner V5.
In just about any case - except 5.1 to 5.1 - you get Mix Convert . . (useless)
With 5.1 to 5.1 you get . . nothing! An empty box.
The manual says:
The plug-in supports mapping of mono or stereo inputs to any surround configuration, as well as setups where the input and output channels have the same configuration.
OK. So this could mean ONLY Mono or Stereo channels . . but then why say “as well as where they match”?
Mono to Mono? Stereo to Stereo? Don’t need a Surround Panner there.
AND the SurroundPanner V5 has features that have NO use in Mono or Stereo to 5.1 (like Depth Scaling).
So am I doing something wrong?
Or is this just a feature they left out of Cubase?
I appreciate any insight here.