Thanks for the help.
To be clear my goal is to open projects I created with the CS 80 version 1 plugin (which I no longer own) without a missing plug-in error
I believe I downloaded a trial or borrowed a friends license at the time, but either way I no longer have a copy of version 1 of the plugin.
When I open those projects now that I have CS 80 v2 installed, I get a missing plug in error as I no longer have the CS-80 v1 plugin installed.
In response to your suggestions:
1) I just searched the internet high and low for CS 80 v 1 but it is no longer to be found. Not surprising as Arturia wouldn't want people downloading outdated software...
2) I'll have to read the manual on importing the presets into v2 but since v1 is not installed or working I'm assuming I have no way to access those presets
Any further help from the Arturia community would be much appreciated!!!
If I could buy the CS-80 v1 plug-in for $100 just to get passed this mess at this point I honestly would!
I cant imagine the Arturia's software developers do not prioritize the fact that most users will be upgrading versions and therefore will need to update older instances of the software without having to reconfigure the patches in the CS 80 plugin.
I use Adobe software everyday for a living as a graphic designer and I have numerous plug ins in After Effects and other Adobe programs I am constantly updating but the backwards compatibility issues, if there are any, seemed to be brought to attention and resolved in a reasonable amount of time.
How can there not be any backwards compatibility for the CS-80v plug-in?
Hopefully its right in front of my face and I am missing it!
Thanks in advance for your help!
If you have used factory preset's, then i guess they are in the V2 version too. But perhaps they sound different.
If you have used your own preset's as i understand you have, then you need to have saved that bank to your computer yourself to import.
Also perhaps if you've had installed V2 version when a V1 version allready was installed and registrated, then you would'nt have the samme troubles, but i can't tell for sure. I've never had the V1 versions.
Based on what you write, then you can't even retrieve the preset's you have used if you got a V1 version, if you have used your own preset's you only have saved in the V1 you've used. That's perhaps depend if your Cubase project have saved parameter changes of a factory preset. If the parameter settings is actually saved fully for any preset, then perhaps you can retrieve your preset's if you had a V1 version. But that you have to ask Arturia support about i guess.
If you have used factory preset's then you can use the V2 version if it contains the preset you have used. Perhaps even the parameters is set as they were, but V2 sound different i guess. But you have to switch the V1 plug-in to a V2 plug-in in your projects. If your DAW have a smart way to do this by directing all to a new plug-in instead i can't tell. That's perhaps a DAW matter. But again ask Arturia support.
Just in case: It's not legal to lend or borrow a license. And many trials don't function fully. Anyhow, then it's a users responsibility to make backup's. Your Adobe programs can't open a file if you haven't saved it and it's not there either.
Perhaps it's not fair to blame Arturia all this.
I can't help futher. I suggest you contact Arturia support.