Is there any part of the VST3 spec that relates sample index with MIDI timestamps?
Generally: if a VST3 plugin is used in a live setup, MIDI notes should be played back ASAP, ignoring the timestamp. However, if a plugin is used for offline rendering, the timestamps could be beneficial.
Is there anything that the VST3 spec tries to do in that regard? For example, does it tell plugin host devs to align sample buffer offsets with MIDI timestamps such that plugins don’t have to calculate the MIDI offsets relative to the sample buffers themselves? Any input is welcome.