Giving the 8.5 demo a trial, loving everything about it BUT think I’ve found a bug which has put a dampener on my festive spirit.
For releases with multiple final formats (with multiple bit/sample rates) I build the montage at the sample rate of the masters then SRC/dither as appropriate when rendering the individual tracks or making a DDPi. The album in question followed that pattern.
The mixes for this album came in at 24/48. As described above, I mastered the tracks in the Audio File view at that bit/sample rate then sequenced them all in the montage view at the same bit/sample rate. The publisher wanted PQ sheets for the vinyl and CD versions, so I made “CD Reports” with Raw Text. At this point I sent them off. I’ve done it this way with WL7 for years and had no problem. However, I still had the text files open and then noticed that timings were slightly off… I knew the album was around 49 mins but the CD Report was showing up a total time of 53 and the all track timings were longer than shown on the timeline. I made a Rich Text file. The track timings on this tallied with the time line and the total duration. I opened up all the 16/44.1 and 24/48 renders I’d made from the original montage and their timings tallied with the rich text file. I imported the DDPi I made for the CD and the timeline and track timings tallied with the rich text file. I burned a CD and imported that into WL and played in VLC - guess what? The track times and total time matched the Rich Text file and not the Raw Text.
At this point I opened a montage done for one of the sides of vinyl. It’s in 24/48 with track markers added for the PQ sheet. I made a Raw Text CD Report… the timings were wrong. I made a Rich Text CD Report… the timings were right. As the DDPi for the CD would “natively” be in 16/44.1 I imported that and made a Rich Text and Raw Text file…both were correct.
Is this something to do with the original 48k sample rate for this montage? Could whatever is feeding data the raw text simply be doing the maths incorrectly?
Aside from the embarrassment of me having to go to the publishers and pressing plant (the files and PQ sheets for the vinyl release have already been uploaded to their servers) with new PQ sheets it’s a pretty weird problem. Has anyone else had this?