I am having a problem with midi and I wondered if you could help. My midi seems to record early and am really struggling to resolve it. I know that this topic has been discussed at length in other forums but am having great difficulty in making sense of all the different and potential causes. I have had this same problem with Cubase 6 whilst operating on two different computers, on two different operating systems, on two different sound cards, and on two different midi keyboards. And still the problem persists. I failed to resolve it on the old computer but am keen to solve it on the new one. When recording, the midi initially came in doubled up in very quick succession. This was resolved by disabling one of the midi inputs. This solved the doubling problem. However the notes still come in early. I have tried to troubleshoot by doing the following tasks:
- Sent my computer into Inta Audio for hardware testing
- Updated drivers on windows, Cubase (to 6.5.3), midi device, and soundcard,
- Tested different latency settings (am currently settled on 128)
- Tested two different keyboards via midi and usb
- Testing different midi settings in Cubase - ‘System Timestamp’ on/off
- alternating between different midi inputs
- moving the enable/ignore filters in the Steinberg programs folder
- Activating ‘Constrain Delay Compensation’
- Returning to an earlier snapshot of my operating system and testing Cubase midi. This allowed me to test Cubase whilst it was operating less VSTs. I heard these could be the cause.
After all this I still seem to get the midi coming in early. Although it seems to get slightly worse on the later version of my system (this contains more Vsts). Also can VSTs cause this problem even if you don’t have them running in a project but simply installed? The whole thing is driving me insane. I am planning to test Ableton and if this problem does not exist there, then I will move unless I can resolve Cubase. I have heard Ableton does not have the same problem. Please, please can someone help!