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Old 12-29-2018, 09:31 AM   #1
Nonlinear
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Default Initializing plugins for "off line" vs. "real time" usage?

Many DAWs, when used in real time mode, send a constant stream of audio data to active plugins. It's like real electronic gear that is turned on, warmed up and idling before any audio is processed.

Other DAWs (and most "off line" processes) do not send any audio data to the plugins until Play or Render is initiated by the user.

So, how do we initialize plugins - like dynamic processors, filters, delay lines, etc. - when there is no "warm up/settle down" time before audio data arrives? It's like trying to use electronic equipment the instant you turn it on.

How is this done?

Last edited by Nonlinear; 12-29-2018 at 09:44 AM.
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