Drum sample preview sounds (much) better than sample in drum rack... any fix?
I'm having a tough time working with kick drum samples. I have a bunch of samples that really sound great when I preview them in the Ableton browser, but once I drag the sample into either a simpler or a drum rack slot, the sound gets mangled immediately.
Mainly there is very noticeable hiss and hum noise, it almost sounds like reverb, especially at the end of the sample.
It's like the sample is "dry" in the Ableton browser, but gets "mucky" when dropped into a drum rack.
I've tried messing around with the various ADSR knobs/buttons on the simpler/drum rack, (only to make it sound worse in most cases), I've chopped off the tail of the wave file, I've thrown a de-esser on the track, with limited success, and have tried using compression and/or EQ to take out the hiss and hum noises, but so far nothing is working.
A friend of mine suggested turning off the warping engine, and I have gone ahead and tried every setting in the warping preferences, but it didn't help much. Maybe took out about 5% of the hiss/hum noise with no warp on short sample/one shot.
Bottom line, how do I make the kick drum sample sound EXACTLY the same in my song as it does in the sample browser? Not the volume, mind you, I know that the sample browser volume is far louder than the track volume. That's fine, I just want the wav to sound the same in terms of, well, sounding the same. The dry wave file has no hiss or hum that I can hear at all. It's only audible in the simpler/drum rack.
Sorry to say this, but it sounds like crap, and this is getting frustrating because I can't use mangled noise in my songs!
PS: I couldn't be the first one to notice this...?
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