I have just this evening noticed a strange new bug that when I try to use a number of third party plugins (waves v12) for example and a few other manufacturers that the plugins do not function on audio tracks that have had their audio dragged into the project window (whereby the track name is inherited from the file name). No change of plugin slot, switching to mono/stereo variants of the plugin, switching constrain plugin delay switch or bypassing the entire inserts on the channel remedies this. The solution seems to be to manually create a new audio channel underneath and drag the audio events onto this new channel. Plugins then function as expected.
An example is using the waves VU meter;
- Import Audio to a new project by dragging the MONO audio file (wav) directly to project.
- On track add steinberg plugin - functions fine
- On track add third party plugin, waves for example - sound is passed through the plugin and it does not function. [The routing settings all seem correct and there are no bypasses activated in cubase on the channel or constrain delay compensation].
- Create new audio track manually.
- Move audio clips to the new track and drag the plugins over on the mixer insert strips or add plugins manually and the problem is resolved.
Dragging plugins back and forth between a ‘broken’ channel as described above and the working channel show that the plugins themselves are working on normal tracks.
Swapping audio events between a track that is broken and one that is not allows the broken audio to work on any plugin - I surmise that the bug is not in the audio from the particular file but somehow when cubase created the track something went wrong.
Duplicating a broken track doesn’t fix the issue.
UPDATE - The channels become ‘broken’ only on certain files - I’m going to look at the audio file content next to see if there is something in the metadata that is unique to files that seem to have this problem.
Has anyone else experienced this with certain audio files causing Cubase to glitch somehow on setting up its channel?