here's a weird one. i'm using reaper, and an LP filter program in Nebula (my own filter from my last release). i have several parameters being automated- cutoff, resonance, the output level, and even trim. the weird thing is that it sounds fine when i listen to it live. after i render the track though, i listen to it and the cutoff automation is 'steppy' in places with fast filter sweeps. it's definitely not like this when listening live.
i've tried changing prog rate, liquidity, all sorts of things to no effect. those things shouldn't matter anyway because like i said, it sounds fine (smooth) live. anyone have any idea what's going on here?
Hello Tim. Reaper support has Nebula NFR license. First we must know if it is a Nebula issue or Reaper issue. I have Reaper NFR license so I can test if you send me the emulation preset and the Reaper session.
Enrique Silveti. Acustica Audio customer and technical support.
on a hunch i tried an 'online' render, and that gives me the same smooth filter sweeps i hear when i play back live. offline render still gives steppy ones. so this is a 'solution', but obviously not the best one. sent pm to enrique...
Hey Tim. Check this out in your Reaper install. Some plugins NEED to be informed of their offline state while doing offline rendering, others can't be informed.... so mess with that setting. I am a Reaper user, and I have gotten accustomed to doing all of my renders online anyway. I hear a subtle quality difference. But that is probably the setting that you need to address. Good luck!