Great to know about the midi! Turns out, I hadn’t paid enough attention to the starting point, so I’m very glad you were able to get it lined up. the first midi point should sit on the grid, and all the samples should line up so that they start precisely at 36000 samples behind, one quarter note, also on the grid. I placed them all individually. If the resolution in your photo is quarter notes, pull the samples back to be on the grid. The length was Christian’s directive in his video calling for help.
One note, A3, is completely out of phase in both quiet and loud layers.
I found a Logic using friend to render the Kate tracks for me. Release triggers are coming soon.
I did a lot of experimenting with Studio One’s normalizing behavior. Putting more about that in the general discussion thread.