I first noticed this today, when I had the metronome active in an otherwise empty song. (I rarely used the metronome before.)
The only DSP I have in the “song” is the VST K-Meter (Stereo) by mzuther on the master track. This shouldn’t affect the sound at all, right? But still this kind of doubled up, reverbed, cancelled out the metronome sound for me.
Next thing I tried, I switched the metronome off. Instead of it, I faked the metronome by some notes and metronome.wav as an instrument. Then I rendered 8 bars - with the same awful result, also visible in the waveform. This happens even when the DSP is deactivated.
Now what’s even fishier I guess: I appended Voxengo SPAN to the mastertrack - still the same crappy effect - but then I changed the DSPs’ order, et voila! K-Meter not in the first position in the DSP chain and everything was fine!
Even with both DSPs deactivated, the change of order makes the difference…
Can anyone confirm this?
I’m running WinXP 32bit, renoise 2.8.1 32bit.
Both VSTs are available on KVR.
Edit: Tried various plugin compatibility settings without success.
Edit2: Tried various versions of renoise starting from the 2.1 demo, all with the same effect.
Edit3: Tried with reaper v4.25, K-Meter on the master FX without any issues.
Even though this problem might seem to be urgent to me (considering my edit frequency), it isn’t!