I’m thinking about upgrading to Cubase 11, but I’m really wondering if something was done to fix the direct offline processing. I will call it for this topic’s sake “Dop”. but it’s not dope! I am using Cubase 10.5.30 right now, and let me tell you, it’s a mess.
first of all, when using it, I found myself seeing the audio files affected just gone mad, I used on like a split second on two audio tracks(that were playing the same guitar part through different mics), to just change the pitch of one note, and after changing it a few times, the whole take of those tracks were a mess, sounded different(in a bad way), lost their quality, some parts got muted. I didn’t have any idea how to fix it.
luckily, I had a previous bak version of the same project so I was able to continue from where the project was before this accident.
but nevermind that, whenever I try to eq something, a short splitted segment of an audio track, it seems to affect more parts of this track, instead of just what I chose to change with the dop.
and then I am not able to know what were the effects I used on the specific audio segment. so I am not able to change it, because I can’t remember what exactly were the effects I used on this small segment and what were the exact settings cause it appears different all the time! and then if I try to change, say, the eq on this segment, it might affect some other parts that I used the same eq pluggin for (with different setting), which I don’t want to happen.
(the same issiue is not just with eq, it’s with any other effect or process within dop)
this is why I found myself using a bunch of different eq pluggins just to not affect the ones that were applied on different parts of the same track. till I ran out of those.
and also, why does it show the processing on dosens of files, when I only chose to alter just five for example? sometimes it even show hundreds, when I just chose a small amount of segments. definitely not hundreds.
do most of my problems with dop come from wrong settings that I have on cubase? can it be fixed by adjusting some settings? or is it really just buggy as I think it is?
did Steinberg do anything to better this direct offline processing for Cubase 11?
because if so, I’m for sure going to upgrade.
p.s, is there a better way to insert an effect for just a specific point of time and a specific channel rather than using dop?
a way that isn’t buggy and doesn’t slow down the project like dop does?
I hope what I wrote is understandable enough.