Can anyone be kind enough to explain to me these most naggings questions, please?
I am using Cubase 6 Elements with a plug-in called SwarGrove for Indian accompaniment. When I click “sync to host” SwarGrove shows the start time a little ahead of Cubase time. I understand Cubase uses buffer before it can stream the groves but that causes noticeable delay in beats. After lowering the the buffer to the minimum in the soundcard I have managed to reduce the latecy but it is still not hundred percent acurate.
Also, I’ve set the start-position in Cubase a bit before the plug-in’s time. The latecy depends upon the tempo - the faster the tempo, the more buffer Cubase needs. I’ve tried to set the start time of the track by subtracting the latency time from the the start-position of track so that by the time the track reaches position 1:1:1 the Grove has already been buffered. Is this a correct approach? Moreover, the minutes calculation is setting the start-position is just baffling - they are in decimals.
When I using the plug-ins and the data is not coming through the soundcard. Then why do I have to alter Soudcard’s buffer settings? Is there buffer settings within Cubase?
Any help will definately deserve high appreciation !