Aite, here’s some:
4 Elektron Boxes
That is not the full list, but the bulk of the current set up.
For one, it’s up AND down. Constantly. This is totally normal sampling into ANY sampler, for example I’m constantly adjusting the input gain on the 950 too, there however, the knob is on the front panel.
I’m also constantly switching between 1X and 10X, much prefer not to use 10X whenever possible though, since it’s too easy to get a distorted result.
I like JUST clipping the red on breaks for example (providing it sounds good otherwise as loud as poss without clipping), pads and such I don’t want clipping or overdrive adding at all, generally speaking. (To add to this, clipping the reds with breaks on the 2400, similarly to the S950, can sound really damn good, but you need to dial in the sweet spots.)
Even JUST the turntable alone, no 2 records are pressed at the same volume. Hell, 2 different breaks off the same record, likely aren’t the same volume. (If you recommend using a mixer in the middle, you’re missing the point of using a good sounding phono preamp, of which the 2400 has 2. And I can’t stand sampling through a mixer anyway, I don’t want to add that mixer’s character and sound, I want the clean, direct source. Just throwing this out before that suggestion gets added.)
The only way you don’t need to be constantly changing the gain is if you’re sampling say, a modern maxxed out sample cd or something like that, where everything’s already pushed to oblivion. Cos it’s incredibly rare 2 things I’m sampling in a row are the same volume, unless they are things I have previously sampled at a similar volume, even then likely needs minor adjustments since dynamics play a part too, how full is the sound, is it toppy? bassy?.. For example what spurred the question: I was sampling a bunch of breaks off the Amiga, and even though they were all ones I’d previously sampled into that, they still all needed minor tweaking on their way to the 2400.
I will also often record 2 versions, one clipping the red a touch, one not touching the reds at all. That way if the next time I come to the sample, I think it’s too hot, I already have a lower one to fall back on.
Another instance: Hyper-compressed break from the SP404, is magically not the same volume and doesn’t have the same dynamics as a soft pad off the Iridium.
Kinda mad I have to break this down tbh lol. And don’t really get why every topic on here seems to need to be some form of in depth debate, with a bunch of people weighing in with their ideas/methods and questions. It was a super straightforward simple question.
Does anyone have the simple answer if it’s even possible, or a hardware limitation?