I just bought Cubase a few days ago and am still getting used to everything. One small issue that I can’t seem to wrap my head around is how the “Sample Volume” is set in Groove Agent One.
Just as a test, I loaded one of the preinstalled kick samples into a blank patch. I hit my keyboard a bit at different velocities and find it to be too loud. Under the “Voice” tab, I vary the “Vol” slider above the waveform to bring the sample volume down. I trigger the sample from my keyboard and it sounds fine, reduced in volume. However, if I use my mouse to click on the pad to more precisely test the different velocities, the volume randomly jumps to a different value and it is too loud again. Even stranger thing is that when I change the volume level again to lower it back to where I first set it, and then click to a different tab (filter or amplifier) for the pad, the volume jumps to a completely DIFFERENT level. So weird.
I tried a few different samples, and no matter what I do, it seems that the trend is that each pad wants to be as loud as possible.
I do not have this problem when using the “Volume” knob on the “Play” and “Amplifier” tabs. When I set that, it stays. I read through the (extremely brief) section on Groove Agent One in the plug-in reference and the only hint it provides is:
By default, the parameters of the selected samples are adjusted in relation to their previous settings. If you want to set a specific value for all selected samples, Ctrl-click the quick control to set an initial value, release ctrl-click and adjust the value.
I tried this, and it looks different while I am setting the value but then the same trouble persists. Am I missing something here?