If I create a drum sample pack, what volume level should the samples be ?

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KVRAF
1521 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Post Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:49 am

MasterTuner wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:22 am
I just had a look at a drum sample pack I bought a little while ago. The kicks, snares and even hats etc. seem to be normalized at 0 db.
Yes, in my experience the best procedure is this:

1. Record the samples in 24-bit or 32-bit fp-format
2. Normalize all samples to 0.3 dB
3. Convert all samples to 16-bit
4. Cut all samples accurately
5. Some sample creators convert the samples to FLAC or OGG.

The eveness and consistency in volume is achieved
best in the sample-playback definition inside the
sampler - that means in the formats themselves:
NKI, EXS, FXP or sfz.
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