Ok I tried it now, to get rid of all other usual suspects I used ONLY standalone mode. As I am fortunate enough to own both a MacBook Pro (OSX 10.11) and a few Windows PC machines (all from XP even, Win7 and 10), I’ve tried it in all instances.
The “quirk” doesn’t occur at all on Windows machines. VST used.
Soundcard changed out even. It’s M-audio firewire 2626 on both, and I’ve tried some Echo Audiofire too. To change the soundcards a bit. So:
- Only on Mac OS, and let’s keep it standalone only.
- Whatever patch chosen, whatever plugin/amp used (AU,VST,VST3) if I hear that I am taxing the CPU (or watching the warnings) I want to lower the buffer/bitrate a bit and cope with the latency. If I change it, the output becomes slighty louder in right channel. Restarting MIDI Guitar remedies this but since I have not saved this setting with the patch, it goes back to the former buffer/bitrate say 44.1 Khz / 256. And then the stereo pan is right and dead on. As fast as I try to change it, well, not even try it, it actually is possible to change it, no problem, the output becomes all of a sudden, for no reason slightly askew to the right channel. If I save this patch with these settings, and then restarting the MIDI guitar 2, then it’s still askew, i e the right channel is louder than the rest.
I’ve checked and checked and even used the built in instruments, and tube amps that comes with MIDI Guitar 2 to not stir it up with 3rd party plugins. Checked my soundcard settings twice, and once again. Back and forth to no end. Now, if I go into the interface and try to change the bitrate/buffer to what it was before it doesn’t go back to perfect balance again, it stays with the slightly askew balance. Even if I chose unwieldy long bugger 512 and up, just for the sake of it. No intermediate software or plugins are running, and no “bridging” between 32 bit and 64 bit occurs. Standalone.
I checked the meters on the soundcard interface driver, and the right channel shows louder by quite a fair amount. I didn’t detect this until today… and yes, I even reinstalled it.
But is there no one else that have ever experienced this, it must be something at my place then…I can’t be alone, and it is a sort of subtle thing, that may be unnoticed by most people, either they don’t care about it, or haven’t done it. They stay with whatever bitrate/buffer they open up with and leave it at that.