I just rebuilt my dedicated Giga PC and after I got the base version 3 install back in place I downloaded and installed the latest 3.21 update. Once I got the machine back on the network and talking to my DAW I noticed a new problem. When a patch change is sent to a particular port and channel, the voice does indeed change, but for a brief moment in time the subsequent note is delayed.
At first I thought it was just dropout, but then I queued up a section where, for example, I am switching from a legato violin to a pizz and you can actually hear the first pizz note coming in quite late. IT actually sounds like the "player" is trying to catch up. (By the way, the midi monitor timestamps on the GS side show everything happening in appropriate order.)
To try and alleviate the issue I took my test sequence and made sure the preceding note was ending a few ticks before the patch change, and that the patch change happened a few ticks before the subsequent note (I've seen overlap cause problems in the past). I also made sure I am using a dry voice (no reverb tails on GS that might be making trouble). And these things helped a little but the phenomenon is still there.
Maybe this has always been there and I am just sensitive to it today, but my recollection is that patch changes to GS are relatively instantaneous - certainly not obviously late.
Any thoughts or comments?
Thanks in advance,