- Sep 15, 2020
Well, I have found additional information.....DAC is RME ADI-2 Pro FS R (Laptop-->DAC-->Headphones) and I used the emulation, not a recording of the actual KTB output (will do that later).
I was using 24bit, 44100 in Windows Advances property for Gustard for a while. Yesterday I temporarily switched to 16bit for blind testings, but switched back to 24bit today because I wanted to match my KTB settings. With that 24 bit setting, Gustard hi hat sounded really soft. I tried switched to 16bit 44100 just now, and I got stronger and sharper hi hat from Gustard, like KTB.
KTB setting in Advanced property have always been set at 24bit, 44100 (no option to switch to 16bit), but it sounds strong and sharp, not like Gustard in 24 bit. So, likely driver related differences between Gustard and KTB???