Remove unwanted delay caused by certain plugins?
I'm running Ardour under Ubuntu Linux.
Certain plugins in the effects chain (i.e, the Multiband EQ by Steve Harris and the TAP Pitch Shifter) cause a small, but audible delay in the track. This is absolutely *ruinous* for rhythmic compositions. So far, I've come up with two less-than-ideal solutions:
1. Add the same plugin to the effects chain in every other track, so they all have the same delay.
2. Move the all sounds in the track one bar back, then add a simple delay of (x-y), where x is the length in milliseconds of one bar and y is the perceived delay caused by the original plugin.
These are both bad.
Throw me a bone here, Ardour community-- aren't DAW's supposed to automagically buffer the delay caused by effect plugins? Am I overlooking a checkbox somewhere? Is the plugin itself garbage? I just want to make music. How do I fix this.