Hi Junior_R, you’re DEFINITELY not the only one!
Just to clarify, it happens in RENDER IN PLACE (AUDIO FILES ) TOO, not only MIDI.
“im wondering if this can be an issue within our settings or our setup in general”
My settings are stock Cubase settings (It’s a few days that i bought Cubase ) and I’m afraid this has anything to do with our setup in general.
Have a look at my thread here on GS where I describe sample rounding errors occurring in other DAWs: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/music-computers/986867-cubase-8-pro-export-audio-render-place-critical-bug.html …it’s not a Cubase only problem ( IF it’s a sample rounding error ), so it’s very unlikely that our specific settings are causing the issue and it’s more likely the way Cubase works…I hope that I’ll be proved wrong!
“I did notice on thing, check this out and try this,
the extra length (the tail) disappears when the selected audio is switched to
“musical mode (playback matched to bars and beats)”
which is found in the sample editor window”
I tried this but it didn’t change anything.
Activating “musical mode” didn’t change the length of the rendered in place/exported track.
I’m sure it’s user error though: it’s 3 AM here and I need some sleeping I’ll retry tomorrow after a more careful read to the manual.
However I already checked the manual for “musical mode” and it’s not a viable workaround because " Your clip is warped and stretched automatically to adapt it to the project tempo. The rulers reflect the change".
I don’t want my audio to be warped and timestretched automatically because there would be a loss in audio quality, even if small.
I made a test ( in Reaper, default stretch algorithm if I’m not mistaking ) where I could tell the difference between original and timestretched file even when stretching only 1 sample,it could seem incredible but it is true: the stretched file sounded like a bit low-passed/muffled in comparison. For me, no viable workaround.
I did that test for exactly the same reason of which we’re talking about now: try to solve sample rounding errors, but having listened to the degrade of sound introduced by the stretching I quickly discarded that option which otherwise would have solved my problems in Reaper.
“ive contacted steinberg and development is aware so if i do hear anything ill keep everyone posted
but the more noise we make the more aware they will be and more likely to fix this issue”
I’ll try to contact them too and report here anything relevant:it seems that there’s no interest in this issue and even moderators didn’t care to at least write some suggestion after more than 100 views of my thread: http://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=230&t=75106&e=0
“what I noticed is the tail gets corrected but the beats are still off the grid in comparison to the original audio that was exported to a track within cubase or a midi note that was rendered in place”
I don’t think I have fully understood this passage. Could you upload a pic where you show what you are describing? I’m very interested in this, but as in my case “musical mode” didn’t change anything I don’t know how to replicate your findings and a picture could be of much help.
Thanks for your attention!