Why are samples are louder in Slate compared to Obsidian?
I have the same snare sample loaded in initialized instances of both Slate and Obsidian. For some reason the snare sample is significantly louder in slate than it is in Obsidian. I double checked both instruments to make sure all levels were zeroed out, turned off the filters in Obsidian, and maxed out the amp envelopes level in Obsidian as well. I even made sure that they both had the same amp envelope types “AD”, matched their settings and maxed out their velocities. I compared their levels in the mixer section and for some reason, the snare sample is louder in Slate compared to Obsidian.
After some trial and error I was able to match their levels, but only after having (OSC 1) in Obsidian bypass the Amp env completely and routed straight to the global filter.
So I can get the snare sample to the same level in Obsidian, but only if I bypass the Amp env? This has me a bit confused now since the same sample is going through the same type of Amp env in Slate without any issues. I’m not sure if i’m missing something, but it seems that the Amp env section of Obsidian is lowering the overall volume of the sample for some reason. The “level” knob in Obsidian’s Amp Env is maxed out at 100% so it shouldn’t be lowering the volume of the sample.
Can someone shed light on what might be going on? I was originally trying to use Obsidian as a sampler in order to create pitched snare rolls, but came across this issue along the way.