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Drum Kit Designer Midi mapping

1722 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 4, 2013 1:22 PM by schlaba RSS
schlaba Calculating status...
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Aug 7, 2013 11:53 AM

I was searching for midi mapping possibilities within Drum Kit Designer in Logic Pro X, but unfortunately with no success.


I´m using Drum Kit Designer with a Roland V Drums Kit and would like to map/change drum sounds from Drum Kit Designer to an extra drum pad that I´m using.


Any suggestions would be very appreciated.



  • CCTM Level 6 Level 6 (8,550 points)
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    Aug 7, 2013 12:01 PM (in response to schlaba)



    There does not seem to be any way of altering the drum/note mapping directly in Drum Designer (other than the 3 pre-configured maps).


    You could open the Instrument in the EXS24 and alter note sample mapping in there, or you could use a real-time Transformer (or a Mapped Instrument) object in the Environment to do the re-mapping




  • CCTM Level 6 Level 6 (8,550 points)
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    Aug 7, 2013 12:20 PM (in response to schlaba)



    yep.... but you could still modify the incoming MIDI to the Drum Kit Designer mapping either using a real-time Transform, or the Mapped Instrument object in the Environment.


    You could probably do it via the new MIDI Scripter plugs too.



    What do you need to remap to what?




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    Aug 7, 2013 9:53 PM (in response to schlaba)



    A realtime Transformer is an Environment object that can process MIDI data in realtime to do all sorts of handy things.


    In principle, you need a few bits of information to do what you want:


    Which MIDI notes do your drum pads transmit (particularly the one you want to re-map)?


    Which MIDI note will trigger the sound you want this pad to play (A#3?)


    Then create a Transformer object in the Clicks and Ports Layer of the Environment to convert the incoming pad note to the desired (Shaker) note


    In this example, the Transformer converts C2 to A#3 notes.


    Drum Remap.jpg


    You will need to uncable this setup to work 'conventionally' say with a MIDI keyboard.


    If you need to do more re-mapping at the same time, it could be easier to use the Mapped Instrument object.




  • Les G Calculating status...
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    Sep 3, 2013 1:02 PM (in response to schlaba)

    Hey, I was just wondering why not re-map it in the drum brain?  I have a TD10 kit and I think you can reassign everything there.

    Just a thought.



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