I’ll use EZ Drummer as an example. I can only install it on two computers, but I have a third in the live room. I don’t actually need the vst instrument in that setting as I typically create a separate project for that scenario and work with rendered audio. However, when creating that project I tend to do a Save As and then edit it to what I need. I sometimes forget to remove the vst instruments.
The result is that when I open the project on the computer that doesn’t have the plugin, Cubase barks about missing plugins. That’s fine, and my first instinct at that point is to simply hit F11 or access the side panel, select the vst instrument in question, and remove it. But I can’t.
It appears that if you have instruments loaded in your project but open it on a computer where the plugins are missing, you can’t remove the offending instrument. Unless I’m missing something.
Is this a bug, or is there something I"m missing when trying to remove a referenced vst instrument from a project when Cubase can’t find the plugin on project load?