Okay, I did a forum search and there has been a couple other BB users that have run into the same issue. The issue I’m encountering is that .wav samples purchased from “Analogue Drums” and “Drum Drops” will only play back when you are creating a new drum kit in BBM. But after you save the kit, update your project and update the SD card, the samples will not play back on the BB or in the BB Manager. This is not a Midi Note issue with the .DRM file, I fully understand how song, drum kits, and projects work and are created using BB Manager.
The purchased .wav samples are 16-bit and/or 24-bit 44.1k. Like I said, I was creating a drum kit in BB Manager and the purchased .wav samples all played back during the drum kit editing/creation process. I updated my project and also made sure to backup the new drum kit and the project. But just like others previously reported here in the forum, when you load the project on the pedal itself, none of the purchased samples play back. Then when you reopen the project in BB Manager, all the drum samples are still there but clicking on the audition button produces nothing but silence, the purchased .wav files do not play back. If you add some additional layers to an instrument and select the same .wav files (or different ones), audio audition works as expected for those newly added .wav samples…but those original samples that were used when you first created the new drum kit still do not play back in the BBM.
Now, where this issue gets more confusing is that “Dan’s Analogue Drums SplitSticks Drum Kit” uses samples purchased from Analogue Drums…so that indicates that those purchased samples are working as expected. I would be curious to know which system, PC or Mac and which version of the BB Manager the Dan’s SplitSticks kit was created on. I’m using my MacBook with Yosemite. So my next step is to try creating drum kits on my Windows 7 PC. It’s hard to determine what the actual issue is.
I have no idea what could be causing this issue. The samples are all 16/24-bit 44.1K .wav samples. Looking at the sample sizes, they are anywhere between 300kb to 800kb and several are 1mb and upwards towards 3mb. So is there actually a “strict” sample size limit for each .wav file and if so, what is it?
In addition, I also tried creating new drum kits using a combination of the original BB .wav files alongside the Analogue Drums and Drum Drops .wav samples. There is absolutely no issues with the original factory .wav samples, they play back on the pedal and in the BB Manager as expected…but the third party samples do not play back. Something is amiss somewhere, either in the purchased samples or in the BB Manager.