I have no clue what is going on, but I noticed a very strange and disheartening issue yesterday with freshly created RX2 from Recycle 2.1.2 not working with the Slice Player of Halion 4 if imported from the Cubase Mediabay or the internal sample browser (CTRL + I). Any WAV file I chop and save as an RX2 from within Recycle will load with only 3-4 of the slices actually producing any sound, and those slices are not in sequence one after the other. It will only load 3-4 slices but it may be slice 1, 4, 6, 10 for instance. Playback like this is obviously a complete no go. It lists all slices in order in the mappings screen but anything after the first 3-4 keys produces no sound. If I play those 3-4 keys while browsing the entire loop from with Halion 4 I can see each hit being played at completely different places from within the loop then it should. Keys 1-4 or C3, C#3, D3, D#3 should play slice 1, 2, 3, 4 but it does not. I have tried many, many different files to see what could be the problem and each one does the same thing.
Here is where it gets strange. I have RX2 files on my hard drive which were already created from God knows where, download and purchased in the past etc and these all load fine. To make things even stranger, the RX2 made in Recycle 2.1.2 by me will drag and drop just fine into Halion 4 from a third party program such as UVI Workstation.
What the heck is going on here? Why do RX2 files not created in Recycle 2.1.2 work fine when files created in Recycle do not, better yet, why do these ‘problem files’ play back in the Cubase Mediabay just fine and import FROM a third party plugin like UVI workstation via drag and drop without issue?
Something is up with RX2 files created from within Recycle that are imported from the Medibay of Cubase or the internal browser (CTRL + I) of Halion 4 itself. No rhyme or reason to this and very strange the say the least. I am extremely glad I have a workaround, but things shouldn’t be this way and I think there is an underlying issue with how Halion 4 reads and maps RX2 files when created from within Recycle and imported from Cubase Mediabay or internal sample browser.
I have gone over things so many times, disable and enable the stretch option, make sure no processing is done from within Recycle etc and it makes no difference. If I am missing something, please do fill me in. I have no problems submitting these ‘problematic’ RX2 files for further analysis if that would be deemed necessary.
Thanks for reading. I hope to hear something back as no thread I have created on this forum has had any official input from Steinberg themselves.