• Set short loop around something simple and punchy, so small changes are easy to notice. A kick or snare is where I notice it the most.
• Set the loop about 3 times the length of the kick/snare or however short you need it to notice small changes
• Listen to it for a minute or 2 on loop like that
I thought it was in my head, but I can observe it in the analyzer.
Then I thought maybe it was the gear/cables/converters, but I removed all analog inserts, plugins, and even disabled all the tools on the mixer and reset the EQ, but it didn’t fix it.
Its the same static sample, but I can hear subtle changes in the timbre. My eyes see in the mixer EQ’s analyzer what my ears hear. I checked supervision and see it in all the tools that can detect it. Waves PAZ analyzer doesn’t seem to see it, but I didn’t mess with the configuration and it simply wasn’t detailed enough nor have and the release was too fast to observe subtle changes at the default.
I noticed it awhile back, but couldn’t think of a solution off-hand. It doesnt prevent me from working, so I put it off until earlier this evening when I found a few minutes before closing to analyze the problem.
I lowered the video quality on my phone from UHD/8K to HD/1080p to shoot a short clip of the analyzer small enough to share with another engineer through fb messenger, but he couldn’t think of come up with an answer either.
I have the video, if it’ll let me upload it. If it works, ill post it as the first comment here.
Youll need to turn the phone sideways or whatever to get a bigger view and then pick a small peak on the analyzer and stare at it for a few seconds. The overall shape stays pretty constant (aside from moving up and down as it ends and repeats obviously), but the smaller details on the larger frame change quite a bit with each repetition.
Has anyone else noticed this and fixed?
Has anyone else noticed it in Nuendo12 or a previous version?
Would others please attempt to repeat this, pay close attention, and tell me what you find?