Certain Retrigger Values Seem To Be A Lot Louder.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it appears retiriggering notes with certain values seems to make them much louder. I’ve lowered release levels, and killed any effects, but it is clearly a result of the retriggering. The question is, is this effect unavoidable when using retriggers or is it a bug?

It seems most prominent when you use a distorted Bassdrum sample.

Is it physically louder when you render it out to WAV or are you just perceiving it as being louder?

Forgive me if this is obvious, but naturally if you take a sample such as a snare or kickdrum which is louder in its attack portion, when you retrigger that sound quickly you’re going to hear that loud attack repeated quickly. In reality the sound should never be louder than it actually is in the sample, but hearing that fast retrigger gives the impression that it’s a more aggressive/louder sound.

The only other thing I can think of this early in the morning is that you might have a NNA setup on the kick drum so that it continues to play on new notes? If that was the case then obviously the retrigger is going to play the kick drum several times at once, resulting in the louder sound.