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  1. Got no idea whats going on, I have multiple automation lanes on multiple tracks and its only 2 lanes that have an issue, both are controlling the dry/wet mix on reverb 2 cakewalk. When I export the mix, the automation for these lanes occurs later than its programmed to, then after a while, snaps back to what is supposed to be, not following the automation curve at all. However, the automation behaves absolutely fine when the track is played in cakewalk before export. the automation in the image is used to build up reverb before a drop, however, the reverb builds up approximately 4 bars later than displayed then approximately 4 bars later (so, in the middle of the section after) it snaps back to the level set. I've tried restarting cakewalk, removing muted recordings on the track, removing missing automation sections, checked everything to do with the export, and i cant fix it. interestingly, should I export just the section after the automation (the 8 bars at the end in the image) the automation behaves fine, if i export the loop, the automation is late, but only by a bar or so, the more before this i export, the larger the offset.
  2. Managed to get latency down to 8.7ms now, might be able to get it a bit lower, need to fiddle around a bit more
  3. So, i fixed it, it was due to audio latency, seems the realtek asio driver isnt around anymore, but i'll keep looking for it, managed to get my full sample delay to 10.9ms (480 samples) trying to decrease it more is causing the audio to pop and crackle, but it has effectively fixed the timing issue! maybe i should invest in a better interface...
  4. So, did a bit of checking... I feel like an idiot... Turns out I don't have any asio drivers installed, I've been using WDM, and somehow not noticing a delay, I guess there is one... Maybe I've got into a habit of playing early, i don't know, but I'll install the realtek asio drivers, set voicemeeter to use that as its output and see if that helps. Voicemeeter seems to act like asio, but isn't truly an asio driver, guess that's where I'm going wrong, I'll fiddle around with stuff and report back.
  5. Makes sense, however, I feel like I'd notice the latency when playing live? There isn't any, as soon as I hit a key on the keylab (or the XD) there is sound, I'm not directly monitoring the XD, I'm inputting the audio into an audio track in cakewalk then monitoring that. Unfortunately, the interface I've got doesn't have any drivers itself, on behringers site they say use asio4all (which I didn't like). My other option is to try the realtek asio drivers for my audio chipset. Buying a different interface is out of the question currently, I could try fiddling around with buffer settings in voicemeeter to decrease latency. Still think there's some midi latency issue here, because I would expect exact symptoms playing live, which doesn't occur.
  6. i'm using an ASIO driver otherwise there is loads of audio latency, voicemeeter, the total latency is 1536 samples, output is 1024, input is 512. but if this was actually a problem, wouldn't it be obvious when i play live, and when i use soft synths. the fact that its only an issue for sending a midi sequence to the minilogue from the piano roll implies otherwise. i'm using the metronome built in to cakewalk, my audio interface is an el cheapo behringer UCA222, so I can't do midi with it (not that i need to), but as iv'e said, there's no latency issues playing live. There are no FX plugins in the project other than some sidechaining on the audio track and transpose on the midi track for live midi through, these are not causing problems since with them off it still persists. as for latency in the midi input, the latency only exists when recording midi, hence the timing offset iv'e got set, not when live playing an instrument using midi in (or through). i'm pretty sure the root cause has nothing to do with timing offset as iv'e already tried changing it to 0 already, which made the problem worse, as i said earlier, changing it to 100ms basically fixes the issue, but breaks soft synths. also, i'll attach the cwp file in a second post, theres not much in it, just a midi track and a drum track (using sitala and some samples, which obviously wont work on another system)
  7. iv'e got a 40ms offset for the midi sync, because if i set it any lower (though, i think i need to set it a bit lower...) notes i play are placed on the piano roll after they should be, i set this when i was working with soft synths, like i said, if i set the offset to 100ms, notes sequenced are on at the correct time. anyway, as promised, 2 badly recorded samples of the issue to try to demonstrate it, sample 1 is just me playing in time to the drum beat, sample 2 is the exact same thing i was playing, but programmed into the piano roll in the same midi track, note how the synth is note on late in the second sample, strangely though, if i record the audio out from the XD using the programmed sequence, its perfectly in time to how i would play it, so it seems the only delay occurs when sequencing the XD live (not recording the audio). sample 1: https://drive.google.com/open?id=121CI8JDDuVbN5W7uN-U-whKcf4qUhnkd sample 2: https://drive.google.com/open?id=121FDZB3JLnxBuXEk5ted-Muvk3mxUwi4 hope the samples help identify the issue --edit-- did a bit more fiddling around, turns out when playing a piano roll sequence, the midi notes are 1/32 off from when they should be, so i can *fix* the issue by moving all the notes 1/32 forward, but its not really a fix, and the first note is still too late, but of course, when i actually record the audio from the XD for this sequence, its 1/32 ahead of when it should be.... aaaaaaaaaaarghhhhh
  8. sorry if im being confusing... im not auto quantisizing input, i tried recording the audio out from the synth using a programmed piano roll, the audio recording is perfectly in time, BUT if i just monitor the audio track, rather than record it, the audio is not in time, as if the midi notes are being sent late. theres no audio latency however, if i play the XD live using the keylab as a master controller (using the midi track to route it) the note is on as soon as i hit a key, compared to note on when i hit play on a sequence is later than the sequenced midi note. ill externally record the audio to try to help explain. (phone mic unfortunately... sorry, internal recording wont demonstrate the issue)
  9. best way i can demonstrate this is with some recordings, both are using the piano roll, ive recorded midi into it from the keylab, the first is un-quantisized and is exactly when i played it on the keylab (out is perfectly in time), the second is the same sequence quantisized. The first sequence the midi notes are actually recorded before the beat, because if the midi offset that cakewalk has, but are played back on the beat. And i guess because of this offset, when quantisized they are played back later than the beat, but this doesn't occur with internal instruments, ive got a 40ms offset set, if i set it to ~100ms the delay is pretty much unnoticeable, but then internal soft synths are messed up. in both samples however, notice how the first drum beat occurs before the first midi note is sent --edit-- seems i didn't export the synth audio... sorry, fixed links to compensate --edit again-- soooo, even more strange, and audio cant show this, turns out if i record the audio from the maid track and then play that back.... ITS IN TIME??????? but playing back the midi track live (ie. not recording the synth audio to an audio track, just monitoring the audio track) causes it to not be in time? seems like its an audio latency issue? really don't know now.
  10. yep, its a fresh project, everything is connected over USB, as i said also, theres no midi out delay when playing the XD live using the keylab as a master keyboard (midi is still routed through the midi track doing this, not directly to the XD) so, given theres a delay from piano roll, i would expect one when playing live, but there isnt. there is a midi driver for the XD, but it cant possibly be causing the issue as when playing live with the keylab controlling the XD through he midi track its fine. and yep to you first question too, another way i tested this is playing the midi sequence to the XD and at the same time playing the XD live from the keylab, if i hit a note exactly on a beat, im in time, however, if ive recorded notes exactly on a beat and play back the track, its late, so if i play both live and the sequence the sequence is behind my live playing (which is in time to the metronome)
  11. going to try to explain this as best as I can... I recently got hold of a minilogue XD, so want to use it in my projects, i have 2 options, sequence it using the piano roll or play live. Ive got a keylab MkII and the XD connected to the PC, the keylab is sending midi to cakewalk, and i can set the output of a midi track to the XD so i can play it live with more keys. This works fine. However, if i sequence the XD from a midi track, the sequence is played back late, about 75-100ms from my testing, BUT, if i route the keylab as the input for the track and play live, in time to say, a drum beat, there is no delay from my keypress. If i record the midi in from the keylab to the piano roll, it records in time to when i press the keys (at the same time outputting to the XD which i'm monitoring, which is also perfectly in time), however, playing back this recorded midi sequence is not in time, there is a delay from each midi note. to be clear, there is NO delay when laying live (keylab --> cakewalk midi track --> minilogue XD), but there is a delay when playing a sequence (midi track piano roll --> minilogue XD). This is not an audio monitoring issue as there is no latency when playing live, this is not a driver issue as there is no latency playing live, it seems like some hidden midi track piano roll buffer that only exists when playing a sequence. notably however, this does not occur sequencing an internal soft synth. if you don't understand what i'm on about, just mention in the replies...
  12. I'm trying to set up midi input from both these devices, both are connected via USB and the drivers are all functioning correctly. i have used the rapture microhost and both the XD and keylab can input midi. I have all relevant input and output ports selected for the devices in the midi manager, i can select these for midi and instrument tracks, however, with both the keylab input and XD input selected, only the XD will actually input midi to a track, its as if the keylab gets disabled, i have to disable the XD midi input in the midi settings to get the keylab working again. I also cant output midi to the minilogue XD, using a midi track with the input from the keylab and output to the XD yeilds no results, as it is not recieving midi from the keylab. I have tried the exact setup (keylab midi in -> minilogue XD midi out) in another DAW and its working fine and i can use both the XD and keylab together fine in that DAW too, but cannot get both to work simultaneously in cakewalk (in fact, i cant even get a midi track to output to the XD even if its elected as the output port) Help!
  13. actually not sure what version i'm running, got it off kvr audio should be the latest though, not the dev site, i better check that, not sure if its worth letting the developer know though as i think its a cakewalk specific bug, as didn't happen in my previous DAW, plus theres been no development for the past 2 years
  14. feel like it could be plugin related, i think its happened before using the PG-8X VST, iv'e sorted it now, by deleting and re-adding the tracks, but its a bit of a pain, doesn't always happen, in the case of this file i have 3 PG-8X tracks and 1 SI drums track, and i know it won't be a problem with any of the studio instruments
  15. really don't know how to describe this... basically, i have a number of tracks, in the most recent case they are all the same VST, but using different settings, however, after saving the project, and re-opening it, all the tracks still exist, but the 3 different tracks all seem to exist as the same track, in that, audio only comes out of the 3rd one, and all midi notes are directed to it, clicking on the instrument button for the other tracks brings up the VST for the 3rd track, replacing the synth in any of the other tracks replaces the synth for all the tracks. no idea whats going on. hope that sort of explains it, i don't really want to lose the project as i had patched some really nice sounding synths, which now don't seem to exist, unless of course there is any way i can recover it.
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