Something I’ve never quite understood on the OT: When sampling from input AB/CD, if I set the sample gain (in editor) to +0db, the flex machine plays back the sample perfectly, at the same volume as the monitored input (as long as track level and master level are at 127, and mixer input is 0). The waveform is also nice and big on the display. Ok fine. Now if I change the sampling input to SRC:Cue, cue the track, and sample, first confirming that cue level is exactly the same as track level, the sample plays back at a much lower volume. A quick look at the waveform tells you why. It was recorded at a much lower level, and is very small on the display. Changing the sample gain in the editor to +12db will fix this, and again brings the sample up to the same as the monitored input. This works fine in practice, but I don’t understand the different behavior between the two methods. Is the reduction in the recorded level of Cue based on an assumption by Elektron that they need to leave enough headroom for potentially sampling all 8 tracks at once via Cue? Why can’t the user decide, and set all cue levels appropriately before sampling?
Anyway, like I said, sonically it seems to work fine to boost the Cue recordings by +12, but I do have my reservations about why we are forced to use ultra low level samples when recording from Cue. I would be more worried about the boosting if we didn’t have 24bit recording - glad we do. But additionally, if you then want to transfer the sample somewhere else, you’re stuck with this small waveform. I don’t see a reason that recordings from AB/CD and Cue shouldn’t be identical.