I used to use track delay to get all my instruments to sound precise and timed together, due to sluggish behavior with some instruments. I’m now using Rewire with MIDI coming into the DAW. But Cubase’s track delay doesn’t apply to echo’d MIDI from the MIDI monitor. I’d like the delay to apply to echo’d MIDI as well.
I can see why the delay feature wouldn’t exactly be able to be a negative number in this context. But perhaps if monitoring is enabled, the numerical range of the track delay feature would only add a delay, not play it early. Either way, my instruments are just barely out of sync with rewire and it’s driving me a little crazy.
Note that I’m using Spitfire Audio. Many of their samples were recorded to intentionally capture the earliest audible parts of an the attack envelope as the instrument is played. So track delay is essential for such samples (they aren’t the only ones that do this, for that matter). This would certainly make Cubase a bit more Rewire-friendly (and help me stay a little sane).