I’m afraid I’ve got myself all confused with how I’m supposed to delay tracks when I’m using UAD-1 on the other tracks. Some of my UAD-processed tracks went out of sync last night, and I wound up manually sliding the tracks around to compensate… as I’d spent hours getting the dry harmony voices lined up, then they went out of sync with each other because of different UAD-1 processing.
I don’t know if this is important, but here’s the chain of what is routed (">>") to what:
Lead Vox track w/ UAD-1 inserts (Cambridge, Fairchild, Plate 140) >>Lead Vox Group>>Combined Vox Group >> 2-bus . Even though this track had UAD’s inserted in it, it never went out of sync with the backing tracks/rest of the project.
Harmony #1 track >> Harmony Group with UAD-1 inserts >> Routed to the same "Combined Vox Group as the Lead Vox. This track went out of sync as soon as I activated the UAD-1 plug-in.
Harmony #2 track>> Routed to the same Harmony Group as the Harmony 1 track, then routed in parallel with the Harmony 1 track on to the “Combined Vox” group and on to the 2-bus. In other words, the two harmony voices get their UAD processing after being combined into a “Harmony Group”. This track also went out of sync as soon as I activated the UAD-1 plug-in. Also, it was by a different amount than the Harmony #1 track was out of sync, which I cannot understand at all since they were processed in the same group…
These vox tracks play against a backing track of piano currently.
First off, is “Adjust for Record Latency” in Device>Device Setup>VST Audio System>Advanced what the UAD-1 literature is referring to as “Plug In Delay Compensation”? I don’t monitor through plug-ins - so should I have the box always checked for “Adjust for Record Latency”?
2nd: I did not have “Restrain Delay Comp” turned on in the project page, but as soon as I activated the UAD-1s the harmony tracks went out of sync with the lead vox (having been perfectly in sync on the dry tracks). What surprised me is that they were out of sync whether or not the “Adjust for Record Latency” box was checked.
Finally, I did not make any adjustments to the “Track Delay” setting for any of the individual tracks.
Can anyone see any reason why in the above situation my Harmony voices (which weren’t processed by UAD-1 until they were routed to a group) would go out of sync with the rest of the project, but the Lead voice (which was processed by UAD directly via an insert) did not?
(Note - I did not use the UAD “DelayComp” plug-in, even though the UAD literature said it would be necessary “whenever unprocessed audio is being played alongside audio tracks assigned to a send/group/bus using a UAD plug-in”. A little earlier in the UAD manual it pointed out that Cubase has automatic “full plug in delay compensation”, and so the UAD “DelayComp” plug-in should not be used.)
Is there another control that I should be looking at as well?
Any help would much appreciated, thanks!