I used to have this problem with WL7 all the time, but I though it was fixed in WL10 - until today. All I did was adjust a loop in WL10 and save the file. The file is a 24/44.1 AIFF file. When I loaded it into Halion and hit the keyboard, I was greeted with one of the most insanely loud sounds I’ve ever heard. I have no idea how my speakers are still working. At first I thought the file had simply gotten corrupted, but it didn’t sound like a burst of noise and it still worked fine in WL. I loaded the file up in Myriad to see if it also played the file alright and immediately saw the problem. The gain field in the header had been changed from 0dB to 115dB! So, I looked at the Sample Attributes in WL and – there is no field for Gain. Huh? Why not? I loaded the file into Halion again and sure enough, it had added 96dB of gain (probably its upper limit) to that sample.
This is ridiculously dangerous. How can it be that a Steinberg wave editor that has features for sample editing doesn’t work correctly with Steinberg’s sampler? The Gain attribute is one of the things that Halion saves and reads. If I export a sample from Halion to WL for editing, I expect that Gain setting to be exactly as it was when the sample was loaded into WL when it comes back from WL. Otherwise, my sample levels are changed. And under no circumstances should a wave editor be making changes to the header sample attributes unless I change them myself.
I attached the original file and the one WL made with the 115dB gain setting so we can hopefully get this fixed. I’m still trying to find what’s left of my hair…
Piano WL gain mangle.zip (1.69 MB)