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In Garageband, why won’t the Roland HD3 V-Drums hi-hat trigger any midi at all? (It works when it's used as audio)

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May 31, 2012 4:43 PM

My drummer bought the Roland HD3 V-Drums recently, and I bought a Mac Mini (to record on Garageband).


When we record as audio from the V-Drums (using an audio interface) everything seems to work fine - but (of course) we can't change the sounds etc as it isn't midi (and we want to use midi).


When we record as midi from the V-Drums (using a midi to USB cable) there are two major problems. Firstly, the hi-hat doesn't pick up at all - despite the fact it works when it's used as audio. When the hi-hat is hit, it doesn’t trigger any midi at all. The second is that the drums occasionally trigger a double hit. This issue I can get over (though it is annoying and it shouldn't happen) as I can manually delete any extra hits.


I wouldn't expect two expensive pieces of kit (Apple Mac and Roland V Drums) not to work perfectly on something so simple. Please can you advise me of how to resolve this?


(For info, I've emailed Roland the same issue too.)



Mac mini


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