I’m sorry if I sounded rude in any way, it was not my intention.
Ok, so DI was an external drum machine, I thought it was you sound card. Sorry.
When you say “the latency makes the beat come in late”, is that a fact or a theory? If you e.g. load a drum VST in Cubase and test to use that instead - is everything on the beat then?
- If it is not, then your problem isn’t about latency but about tracks not being in sync (and the problem is more likely that it is the audio tracks that is not on the beat…).
- If an internal drum machine is on the beat then you’re correct about the problem being a latency problem. The audio from Cubase has a latency of 4.49 ms while the midi is sent without latency. If your Digitakt in itself has a latency of 0 ms then everything should be on the beat if you set 4.49ms (not -4.49ms) in the track delay for the drum midi track. (i.e. you delay the midi signal with the same amount as the audio is delayed by the latency)
If setting a negative track delay solves your problem it only makes sense if the Digitakt has an internal latency of about 225 ms, but that sounds very much for a drum machine…
How is audio routed after the Digitakt, could there be any latency in that part of the chain? (i.e. how/where is the audio from Cubase and the audio from Digitakt merged and mixed?)