My old studio computer was winding down, so I bought a new one and upgraded from Cubase 7 to 11 in the process. I also installed all the old 3rd part VSTs as well. So far, this has gone smooth enough. Cubase is running, the VSTs are running and trials in new projects work just fine.
The only problem I’m experiencing is that Cubase cannot find prior versions of plug-ins when I open older projects. IK Multimedia’s T-Racks, for example, has upgraded and the new versions don’t have the same name as before. Even though the new version is functionally the same (same capabilities, same presets, almost identical interface, etc.), as far as Cubase is concerned, the replacement plug-ins might as well not have been installed. I can open up the new VST, of course, but it doesn’t do much good without a record of what the prior plug-in was doing.
Here’s my question: Is there a way to tell Cubase that it will find what was “T-Racks 5” in the old project as “T-Racks 6” now? And since the plug-ins are essentially the same, will doing so maintain that information and not make tweaking an old project such a daunting task?