Rename Plug-ins.

If you only occasionally need the VST 2 version you can hide them manually in the plug-in manager. Highlight the plugin and go down to the Plugin Information section and check the ‘Hide’ box. You can then just uncheck the box when you need that version.

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Thanks for the tip. Do you know if previous sessions that use the now hidden plugins still be able to load them while they are hidden?

Not sure. You could try it with just one to see.

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It’s probably a bit much to expect Steinberg to fix a plugin developer’s stupidity :slight_smile:.

It’s not just one developer though and there is no fix for the problem with backwards compatibility of projects. Even if it’s not able to be done in Cubase, there should be a way to do it. Doing it in Cubase though could be like a HTML redirect. The new name exists but the old name redirects to the new name.

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Why is Kontakt 6 called “Kontakt” and Kontakt 5 called “Kontakt 5”…

Maybe ask NI?

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So… maybe for Cubase 11, please?

Yeah, we really need this, plugin developers don’t really seem to shorten their plugin names, and the longer they are the more gets cut away from the name…
And having aliases you could use letter/number codes to make the plugin selection even faster when choosing plugins from the list.

With regards to plugins changing their names and not being recognised, I only found out recently that Logic has this covered - It will always use the latest copy of Kontakt for example!

So open an old session that originally used Kontakt 2 that’s now long gone from your system, and it will correctly open it up in Kontakt 6!

This has always driven me nuts when opening old Cubase sessions. Its a bit embarrassing that the original developer of VSTi’s can’t even get this working…

Did not know this was possible? but then I guess the plugin parameters must not change over different plugin versions… but thats something plugin developer need to check as well.

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+1 for renaming plugins as aka,
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+1 for renming plugins in the inset slot for specific purposes

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