might be a dumb question but how come when i put drums in the Drum Rack, it is noticeably quieter than when i put them on Impulse? i put the velocity levels the same on both, but with impulse, everything sounds noticeably stronger.
also, when putting a sample in simpler/sampler (especially 808 kicks), it plays back extremely quiet, unless i jack up the volume but then i'd be in the clipping zone.
The volume defaults to -12db and the velocity defaults to 0. If the set the velocity slider to 100 that will increase the sample by 12db... which cancels out the -12db gain setting. I guess the -12db gain drop is to make room for if you want to increase the velocity. I suppose you are more likely to want to modulate velocity with midi rather than gain.
It's just a convention.