I've been trying to archive my samples for later use.
Assume I have a sample cropped perfectly in drum rack and I've verified that the sample is how I want it. I've then stored the .wav for the sample along with the .asd in my archive. When I later import the sample into a new Ableton project, I'm finding there will be some extra wave form from the original track on either side of the sample that was cropped out before.
What this means is that my snare hit may have a tinge of the hi-hat that followed, which makes a slight pop at the end of the sample.
This requires me to re-crop every single time I import the sample into Ableton.
I thought maybe I would need to not only import the .wav sample, but also copy the .wav.asd file from the original sample into the new project, but that doesn't seem to do anything.
As an aside, I'd ultimately like to be able to store the sample along with it's exact settings as I made it originally. For example, preserving release and attack settings.
To import the sample, I'm just adding it from the browser window. Perhaps there is a different way to do this so cropping and other settings are preserved?
EDIT: So, I found out that I can save my drum rack and that will save all the settings and such. However, this doesn't include with it the actual wav files it seems for the samples. Also, it saves it as a an ableton live specific format. I wish I could just save the wav files off somewhere cropped properly. Is this even possible?
EDIT: Would it be better if I reformulated my question? This seems like an issue of simple sample management. How can I even store raw samples of the correct length? Forget about all the extra settings and such.