Hi Guys, I was trying to find some more information about the matter and after reading a couple messages, decided to share my experience about it.
I'm used to do the printing it all the time, like this:
1) Put a pre-fader send in each track you want to process.
2) Use the same bus in the track's input (if you're doing it in more than one track you have to make sure each one of them has a different bus, otherwise you'll bounce more than one track and mess it up)
3) Select Quick Punch Mode
4) Don't let the Input Monitor active. If you're not in HD, make sure to be working on Auto Input Mode.
5) Zero your Monitor System's output to avoid a big accident.
6) Rec Arm the track(s)
7) Hit play and wait till the cursor get to the end of the track, then hit record for a couple seconds.
8) With the trimmer tool pull the file from the tail you have recorded till the beginning of the song.
9) Now you just have to adjust the file location, as it probably moved some samples away, because of the plugins delay...here is the tricky stuff**
* I find out to be better do it with the delay compensation off and copy a snare sample to the beginning of all all the tracks prior to the printing (before the audio file starts: the snare sample must be the first audio information in the timeline). After processing the audio, you just need to verify the sample difference between the two snares (printed and not processed) and correct the processed file to the original file position.
This will assure the processed files are playing in the same place as the original (unprocessed) and It helps AVOID ANY RECORDING ERROR to be unnoticeable left there, which may cause phase issues.
It happened to me when using the SLATE DIGITAL VCC
and other plugs, that some of the tracks were printed with some more delay than others. I didn't realize why, but must be something about the way the computer deals with the recording send's loop.... Anyway I encourage you guys to try to feel the way the instruments are grooving together before and after printing, because that's the way I realized something was not really fine after printing and it was the reason why I started doing it without the delay compensation and everything... What's the point to print it if your tracks won't be playing exactly in the same time/ feel etc?