Please help me understand if I am doing something wrong or if this is known as a bug. Thanks in advance!
The first frame or so of the sound event skips the automation:
- Insert an audio event on a mono or stereo track. Best if the audio event contains high frequencies content.
- Trim the beginning of the audio event so that it does not have any fade-in content.
- Make a 1 frame fade-in.
- Set the locators to audio event length (Ctrl/Cmd + P).
- Automate the Equalizers Section of the Channel Strip OR Automate an inserted EQ (StudioEQ) with the following parameters: loop automate with a high cut at 2000Hz. Punch.
- Listen to the automation by setting the cursor ahead of the sound event. The first frame or so of the sound event skips the automation.
The effect is not consistent. Sometimes it renders the automation as it should, other times it skips the first or so frames of the automation. This is not OK as you cannot have any control of the undesired effect.
Changing the EQ/Filter Transition from Soft to Quick in the Mixer menu (top right corner) helps with the Channel Strip EQ but not 100%. Rarely, it still renders the effect. And this setting does nothing for the automation of the plugin (insert) EQ. BTW, why in the world is this setting hidden in the mixer’s menu and not found in the EQ section of the channel strip?
If you move the automation points two or more frames before the beginning of the sound event, the undesired effect is even less consistent: 50% of the time it renders OK, 50% of the time misses the automation.
Lowering the buffer size of the ASIO sound card seems to lower the chance the undesired effect occurs but does not eliminate it.
Rendering in place of the sound event, with the EQ automation on, renders it with the undesired effect.
This problem occurs on OSX 10.9 and also on Windows 10.
I have tried it on three diffrent DAWs (two OSX and one Windows).
I have Nuendo 7 (latest update), Steinberg UR824 sound card.