I’m working on a really heavy project at uses a lot of plugin processing as well as Virtual instruments. In order to hear it played back correctly without any real time peaks which cause drop outs I have to run my buffer at 1024. However this causes noticeable latency when I go to record new midi parts. I already turn on “constrain delay compensation” but the latency is still way too high, which is throwing off my rhythm while recording. I need my buffer to be at least 512 (would prefer 256 or lower) but I can no longer achieve this without drop outs, which also throw off my rhythm while recording! So I’m stuck and dont know what to do.
I thought a solution would be to bounce my mix down as an audio file, put my session temporarily at 256 buffer and solo just the audio mix and the instrument I want to record. However my realtime peak meter is through the roof at 256, even though I’m just soloing only the audio track and my instrument. If I were to create a brand new cubase file, import this audio file and instrument at 256, the realtime peak meter is hardly moving and everything works perfectly. I could even go as low as 64 samples and everything works. So apparently cubase is not bypassing my instruments / effects when I solo only two tracks.
Obviously bouncing out an audio file and tempo map, creating a new cubase session, importing the tempo map and audio track, creating the instrument I wish to record, record the new midi part, exporting it as midi and importing it back into my original session each time I want to add a new part is not going to work as by the time I have everything setup I would have lost my inspiration. Are there any other solutions to this issue?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.