I hope you’re all staying healthy and safe during these weird times.
I’m an avid user of Cubase and just upgraded to Cubase 10.5 Pro. It’s brand new to me since I’ve been recording on Cubase for literally YEARS on a Windows XP desktop. So the new format and how things are setup in the this installment of Cubase is completely brand new to me and I’m trying to learn it.
Here’s context: Whenever I import an instrumental into my Cubase session, there is silence at the beginning of the audio. I make my beats on FL Studio and the instrumental I import has no silence at the beginning when played in FL Studio unless I do it intentionally.
Once imported into Cubase, in addition to the silence in the beginning, this causes the instrumental to be off sync with the metronome of Cubase - even though the tempo settings of both the instrumental and Cubase are set to the right tempo.
The instrumental I’m importing is an .mp3 file.
Just a side note: I do a lot of online collaborations (I’m a singer) and I have producers send me an .mp3 of the whole instrumental (just to record to not mix/master) because usually, when I get an .mp3 instrumental and import the audio into Cubase, I don’t have to cut or re-adjust anything in Cubase. It usually aligns perfectly with the metronome in Cubase. Usually, all I have to do, is set the tempo in Cubase. My experience with producers sending me .wavs to record to, leads to this silence at the beginning of the audio and not being in sync with the metronome in Cubase.
However, this is suddenly happening to both .wavs and .mp3s upon importation and I don’t know why.
- What is causing the random silence at the beginning of my imported audio?
- What can i do to avoid this in the future?