Hey staff, the community,
This is actually a question I have for quite some time but just figured out some time to ask it here - also because as time goes it actually becomes more & more relevant since there are more plugins out there that include this functionality to the workflow.
Since my personal first multi-in plugin download a couple years ago, which happened to be RoughRider 3 with a support for a dedicated external sidechain input, i witness similar symptoms for any AUv3’s of that nature when loaded in n-Track FX chain - the sound of the whole project becomes stuttering, no matter how heavy it is in terms of DSP load levels.
At first I thought that it’s just unsupported technology for this DAW and that’s it. But as I happened to work with more material spending in n-Track more time I started to notice that the 3rd party inputs are actually often recognized by the host.
Not to go any further, here’s the familiar routing dialog window with the mentioned above RoughRider’s sidechain input available with the same logic as n-Track’s native compressor’s input for the same purposes:
Still even considering the possibility to choose it, I experience the same app’s behaviour, as when not using this input - audio is stuttering.
Through the time I faced this problem, it got me stuck in attempts to figure out the solution for it and/or the roots of it happening in the first place -
from changing every imaginable setting of the DAW (32bit/64bit audio engine, input/output settings, etc…) to checking if it’s a hardware issue (started using the DAW on quite dated iPhone 7, then upgraded to SE - 2nd 2020 generation - earlier this year - which is far more capable of any processing task - the symptoms are still there with no dependence in a device being used for testing it out)
So my question is quite logical considering all the text above - is there any technical possibility to use multi-input 3rd party software solutions within n-Track or not? I believe there are some conditions in which it actually works, since it recognises external inputs of the plugins within its interface - otherwise it would not make any sense, right lol?
Would really appreciate any comments regarding this subject from the staff or any user who has an idea of what’s happening here