This post was originally published at ask.audio
You may well have ventured into Cubase’s Audio > Process menu or right-clicked on an audio clip in a project to access the same tools. Here you will find “offline” processing that gets applied to a whole clip, the same basic principle as batch processing a bunch of WAVs into MP3s. Plugins process sound in realtime, but these offline tools render a change, and then the file has been altered. There are many good reasons to use offline processing, such as when one or more files need their volume changing permanently, their stereo phase altering, their direction reversed and so on.
Author : Hollin Jones