I’d like to understand more about the removal of VST2 support on M1 Macs with version 12.
This is potentially a big issue for me as many old projects based on VST2 instruments will not work. Plus there’s no guarantee that plug-in suppliers are going to upgrade to VST3 so some valuable plugins will become unusable in future.
Not only that, but the fallback position of using Cubase 11 does not have a long support lifetime as it will not be supported on future MacOS versions from some point.
This means that getting access to old projects seems to require users to keep an old machine available, running an old OS, to run unsupported Cubase 11, unless I’ve misunderstood.
I’d like to find out if there is a better solution. I have a few questions.
Can we run Cubase 12 and later versions under Rosetta on M1 Macs? If so, will they support VST2 in that mode?
Will we be able to open projects with VST 2 instruments in Cubase 12 and later, so that we can save the instrument settings for the VST 2 versions (as part of the process of replacing VST2 plugins with VST3 versions)?
When will Cubase 11 become unsupported?