I just Google’d “Cubase export overhang”. Forgive my lack of detail, though. It was late and I’d already been working at this for several hours. The steps are as follows:
I have several audio files (prepared by another producer) that for various reasons need to be trimmed and re-exported to exact lengths.
Project is set to match sample rate and bit depth of the files I’m working with.
I drop the files into Cubase, zoom in and find the overlap.
I then resize the file so it ends exactly at the R locator.
Export, drag the new resulting file back into the project window, zoom in and the overlap is still there.
Next I tried resizing the file and bouncing in place which looks fine at first. If I then manually locate this file from the Audio Pool folder and drag it into Cubase, it falls slightly short of the R locator.
Grid snapping is on. Snap to zero crossing is off. I’ve tried this with latency compensation on and off. The only thing that made any kind of difference was rendering at a higher sample rate, where I noticed the overlap became smaller.
I also noticed that the overlap (or the shortfall) both end exactly at the start/end of a sample, and a friend has since suggested to me that this is just a mathematical consequence of the number of samples at 44.1khz not fitting exactly into however many seconds a loop of any number of bars (so the file cannot end on a fraction of a 44,100th). If I duplicate the file repeatedly, it starts at the correct position every time, but if I zoom in I can still see a tiny bit of overlap between the parts. So somehow Cubase is still managing to put everything in the right place. What I can’t be sure of is that every other audio app out there will do the same.
If it helps I’m using a Komplete Audio 6 on Win 7 64-bit Home Premium. I have the latest Cubase update applied and the latest audio interface drivers. Windows has also been patched to the latest service pack.
Thanks in advance for your help.