VSTi song position pointer sometimes missed

I find that if i rewind to the beginning of a song’s dead space (3 seconds?) before the instrumental intro, then synth v comes in at the first verse on time and in sync. but if I jump back to the instrumental intro marker while it’s playing then the vocals will be early by a great bit. stopping and rewinding to the dead space again syncs up again though.

If I let it run, say into the first chorus and jump back to the first verse again, there is a bit of time before synth v starts sounding but once it does it’s in sync and on time.

Otherwise it works pretty darn good.

DAW is Cakewalk by Bandlab.

But jump to the instrumental intro and out of sync it will be.

I don’t know if it’s a proximity to the start of data or what but she sure doesn’t seem to wanna hop to the intro label and be in sync.