Any advice on setting up delay on external instruments in VST Connections for proper midi sync?
External effects have a little pinging option to automatically calibrate the send round trip.
External instruments are said to already have the audio processing delay compensated, so this would leave the midi latency of the midi controller plus midi latency of the instrument when inputing; or, any inherent midi latency from Cubase plus the midi latency of the instrument when sequencing.
While I must assume the midi latency of the instrument is constant, I don’t know if the midi latency of inputting through Cubase using a controller is identical to the midi latency, if any, when sequencing from Cubase. Does someone know?
Is there a way to calculate the value to enter in Delay field, or do you just have to keep making adjustments and ‘listening?’ I thought of an audio recordings of both a VSTi and of any specific external instrument both triggered by the same midi file playing a click track … then taking the two audio files and zooming in on the time line to see the difference in msecs between the transients on the two files. Is this how you do it?