After a couple of hours of googling I’ve realized:
- Cubase automation is rarely highly accurate.
- Most VST-plugins don’t support sample accurate automation.
- Automation accuracy may depend on buffer size and ASIO Guard.
- Automation accuracy may be different when listening and when exporting.
- However, Cubase channel volume automation is accurate.
- These problems are not unique to Cubase but are present in many other DAWs as well.
- On the forums these problems make people lose sleep about.
What I mean by “highly accurate” is accurate to less than a millisecond.
I have not yet researched this to be certain which of the points mentioned above are more significant than others.
If I understood correctly VST3-plugins support sample accurate automation if the plugin has been deliberately programmed to do so.
I tried disabling ASIO Guard to no avail.
Have you found a solution to this?
I need to make quick and accurate automation to High Pass filter.
Do you know a plugin that supports this kind of accurate automation in Cubase?
I’m willing to consider buying a plugin.
One bad “solution”:
Make a curve in Cableguys’ Shaperbox; enable the effect before the curve and disable after the curve:
Now, if I move the events in the song forward or backward in the project the curve could be off by multiple bars and unnecessary work will ensue.
…or… should I save up for Nuendo.
If you’re interested in what kind of a song would need quickly changing and accurate automation here’s a sample: