@Fry777 : This subject really went too far when the library was released imho. A part of the issue comes from the fact the volume of some sections was artificially raised - you can see it when editing the patches. If you compare a ppp string short with a mp string short, and both are playing at same volume... yeah, the ppp will be noisier I found that when properly balanced, the noise really isn't a problem at all except for a very few patches. In Albion V Tundra, which has a similar concept, there is some kind of filter + volume drop happening at the lowest dynamic layer to "help" the feeling we're at the edge of silence. It's kind of cheating I like Tundra as well but always prefered how the samples were kept intact in Ark 2.