Any one else have an issue with Rewire and side-chain compression causing input latency to increase?
Let’s say I have the sound card at latency of 512 samples, that’s pretty much OK for live recording midi.
I can play direct into the Rewire slave (Reason in this case) and have outputs from that slave going through to the Cubase Rewire channels. Now, I make a send on the Rewire channel input to the sidechain of a Cubase Audio Track compressor (native) insert. Suddenly the latency increases on that specific channel. i.e. I press a note on the instrument in Reason and there’s a lag which wasn’t there before. I then unload (not just disable) the send on the Rewire to the sidechain, and it’s back to normal again! (i.e. I can play with livable/minor latency).
What is going on here? Is Cubase deciding to set its own latency/lag in order to give me real time performance on the compressor? Why doesn’t this happen to a VSTi?