Plug-In Delay Compensation

Some audio effects, especially dynamics processors that feature a look-ahead functionality, may take a brief time to process the audio fed into it. As a result, the output audio will be slightly delayed. To compensate for this, Cubase provides plug-in delay compensation.

Plug-in delay compensation is featured throughout the entire audio path maintaining the sync and timing of all audio channels.

VST 3 dynamics plug-ins with look-ahead functionality feature a Live button that allows you to disengage the look-ahead. This minimizes latency during realtime recording. For details, see the separate PDF document “Plug-in Reference”.

To avoid latency during realtime recording or realtime playback of VST instruments, you can also use Constrain Delay Compensation.