Time based (trem etc) effects out of sync

Hi There,

I’m having trouble with 3rd party time based effects (from a few different manufacturers). Basically effects like pan/trem are out of sync when placed into ‘Sync’ mode (following the tempo of the track) rather than ‘Manual’ mode (eg. picking a constant BPM).

Has anyone else had this issue? I’m able to sync them back up with an offset within the plugin, but this changes each time I open the session. I’m on Cubase 12.

Can you give a real world example that someone else can follow to see if they also experience this issue?

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Absolutely! Basically

  1. Place a plugin such as Tremolator/Panman on a track
  2. Activate the click track and check if the trem/pan is in time with the click.
  3. If not, change the offset until it matches the click.
  4. Try the above, but change the tempo.
  5. You will find that the offset is now out of time.

In general i don’t think the offset should be a solution, particularly if the offset changes with tempo (very common with a film score)


Exactly the same issues here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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