Amplitube 5 into Cubase 12, Poor quality Sound (?)

Hello dear friends,
A few months ago i’ve download the free version of AMPLITUBE 5 CS for try it as a recording tool through Cubase 12 Elements
I have made some wonderful sounds in Standalone Mode and saved them as presets. When I use them standalone they are great! But, when I use the exact same presets in the
DAW (Cubase 12 Elements) they sound very harsh and thin, compressed and muddy also i’ve noticed low volume level… standalone sounds are …‘better’
I do NOT get crackles or pops, but It’s like it some kind of compression was applied by default in any preset.
It is the tone that is degraded. I don’t know if the CUBASE itself is doing something to the input, but maybe it’s the reason that the standalone mode sound more open…
Standalone version has some kind of “openess”, clarity and definition that I just can’t achieve in Cubase
I don’t know if it is some configuration in CUBASE that I’m missing.
Clearly something is wrong, but maybe it’s just me who is setting it badly.

Is there some kind of specific settings to use it properly???
Any directions i can find, just simply shows to add Amplitube as an insert and that’s all…

my basic settings are:
sample rate 48 Khz
buffer size 96

adding track config
MONO input → STEREO OUT
Insert → Amplitube 5 CS

audio interface: UR22mkII

Any help? Is there anybody with the same question??
Any solution???

Thank you very-very much in advance
Cheers!!

Isn’t Amplitude 5 stereo ? if so that could be you lack of openness if by some how you have routed it via a Mono track

yes maybe, but should i deal the instrument (guitar) as a mono signal instument ?
You suggest to set it as stereo input → stereo out?

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I would suggest routing your guitar track to a stereo Buss (group) and add Amplitude to the buss

So, i should create a common audio track (configuration–>mono & audio outputs -->stereo)
and then add a group (configuration–>stereo & audio outputs -->stereo) and send the audio track to the stereo group?? i understood it right??
in which of the 2 tracks, Amplitube should insered?? both?
(forgive my irrelevance but i’m an amateur…)

No , you only need to insert amplitude on the Buss track . So you have your guitar track (mono unless you’re using two inputs) and you create a group track, then on the routing you route the Guitar track to the Group track and place the Amplitude on the group track

Yes I see, last clarification, the config of the Buss (group) track? it’s right as the pic below?

Yes that’s right, you can always experiment there’s no harm trying different ways

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thank very much for your answers
i’m going to check it!

You could also just create a stereo track, route your guitar input to ist and drop Amplitube on that. Is somewhat simpler

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Still isn’t the same…
surelly it comes much more wide and “open” than before but thinness is still here and lacks of the musicality of the standalone mode.
and of course is an issue that you should create 2 tracks for one playing take…

No, you don’t see my previous post about using AT on a stereo track.
Maybe the standalone version ist just a bit louder and that sounds better to you?
Hard to say what else the problem could be, in general there is no reason why AT should sound different standalone and as a Plugin, the code is the same. Except that there might be of course a bug in their preset loading system, which you could test if you use a packaged preset in both situations.

Your buffer size is 96? Maybe that’s the problem. Does it sound better, when you set much higher bs after recording?