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Midi to audio is trash in studio one pro5

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asked Nov 10, 2020 in Studio One 5 by mr44hz (770 points)
edited Nov 10, 2020 by mr44hz
Midi to audio when bounced is trash the audio is always off and doesn't line up with the midi. Works flawless in my other DAWs with no issues but in S15 pro all the midi is calculated offbeat which make S1 useless for me. If you record at 1.1.1 or at 2 bars it doesn't matter the audio will be off. I even did a drum track with the step sequencer and the audio didn't match the midi.

Delay offset is not at play as the bounce is offline internal.

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+1 vote
answered Nov 10, 2020 by aka_busker (32,890 points)
selected Nov 10, 2020 by mr44hz
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Well, there's a few ways to workaround this. Here I will use Mai Tai as an example instrument.  There are two ways I have found that works around this.  **OPTION One:- perform the midi performance and get it on a track.  Then, add an audio track and make it's source the Mai Tai.  Arm the new audio track for recording.  Now record the new track (while playing back the midi) like any other audio track.   As the midi part is performed from the recorded data, the audio gets tracked to your new track.  ***OPTION 2:- (caveat- i only tried this ten minutes ago.) Drop a Mai Tai on a track and add an audio track as detailed above.  Arm both tracks (yes, both the VI and the Audio track need arming).  Set the Mai Tai to not monitored.  Set the new audio track to be monitored.  With both tracks armed, record both of them as you play your midi part in.  This second way means you record the audio at the same time as your performance which means printing the patch to the audio track.  Since the audio track is just taking the audio out of the Mai Tai, you get both synchronized to each other.  BE AWARE that these workarounds tend to have you set your patches and be using them with the "second audio" being imprinted.  If you change your patch using this method you would need to repeat the process with the new patch.  Yes, it's a little messy, and needs to be run in real time each time, so it doesn't save time.  It does ensure you get synchronized midi and audio.
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answered Nov 10, 2020 by mr44hz (770 points)
Ok cool I will use those methods I was just posting here because someone told me to let Presonus know about it. Thanks
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answered Nov 10, 2020 by aka_busker (32,890 points)
I think you're the person who I advised this of last night on Youtube.  If not then this is a massive coincidence, because I handed out the same advice last night to someone else.  However, of you're not, then please be advised that users offer answers in these forums as well as staff.  Cheers, Jake.