EDIT: 100% repro… this is REALLY bad, as once you start hearing it, the project actually RENDERS that way too. All you need to do is insert a drum loop into an empty project, loop the project and hit play… that’s it. Eventually Cubase will start to mangle the audio.
- Start a new project. Choose Steinberg’s “EMPTY” template. (Note my default is 44.1kHz 32bits. The project is 120bpm)
- Open Loop Browser.
- Double-click a drum loop. (Note: in my case, I chose Drums on Demand: Warm & Natural/125 BPM (Earthy)/!Ch.wav – but I reproduced this bug with other drum loops as well. This particular loop is 2 bars.)
- In my case, I have Cubase set to convert the 24bit loop to 32bit.
- Go to the loop in the new track and select it and press P to set the loop length to the Part
- Turn on looping in the transport bar.
- Hit play.
- Wait about 10 minutes while it loops.
Result: The beginning of the loop becomes badly warped. And Worse, if you choose File->Export->Audio Mixdown, the warping actually renders in the mixdown too! This is “data corruption” of sorts.
Listen to Cubase Looping Bug.mp3 for the bug.
Cubase Looping Bug.mp3 (98 KB)
You can hear an MP3 of the original file in the second attachment, !Ch.mp3.
!Ch.mp3 (96.8 KB)
OMG this is bad!