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I see there are hundreds of drum maps within cakewalk, but noen for toontrack EZX, or superior drummer. Is it possible to include these in feature releases, or does anyone here have drum maps for toontrack products?

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I have never created drum maps in Cakewalk, but now that I am getting into re-learning the software, your implied question ("How can I create drum maps for my gear/softsynths?") caught my interest.  I had been under the impression that those sorts of things had been contributed by users, but I am not sure where I got that impression and could be wrong. 

Anyhow, I am not sure if this is the best video for it's purpose, but I stumbled onto it and thought of sharing it here.  Of course, if someone has already done one for Toontracks, that would better meet your needs than doing one yourself.  If others know of online repositories, other recommended videos, and/or tips, I'd also be interested.

Thanks for raising the issue.

Steve

 

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21 hours ago, MusicMan11712 (aka Dr. Steve) said:

I have never created drum maps in Cakewalk, but now that I am getting into re-learning the software, your implied question ("How can I create drum maps for my gear/softsynths?") caught my interest.  I had been under the impression that those sorts of things had been contributed by users, but I am not sure where I got that impression and could be wrong. 

Anyhow, I am not sure if this is the best video for it's purpose, but I stumbled onto it and thought of sharing it here.  Of course, if someone has already done one for Toontracks, that would better meet your needs than doing one yourself.  If others know of online repositories, other recommended videos, and/or tips, I'd also be interested.

Thanks for raising the issue.

Steve

 

+1  would also love to access drum maps if available to the community.  I got EZ Drummer, AD2 and Slate. 

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Creating drum maps is a typing exercise.

One thing that can speed up the process is Ins2Map a tool available at http://dis.sesseler.de/

From the old SONAR & Cakewalk by BandLab (CbB) Resources and Utilities page

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Ins2map.zip (Listed Nov 18 2015)
ralf (Ralf Sesseler)
This tool will convert an instrument definition (ins file) into a drum map for Cakewalk SONAR. (Essentially, any text file with a mapping from midi note number to drum instrument name can be used.) The created drum map uses default values for most parameters and is not linked to a particular virtual instrument, so it's mainly the first step and may require enhancements to be done in SONAR directly. 
Download and Further Information http://dis.sesseler.de/ In the left menu area, click on “Cakewalk SONAR”. Then select “Instrument to Drum Map” to download the file.

 

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Don't the Superior kits all come with drum maps?     There are also some GM maps for various Superior kits in the Groove Monkee Midi packs.  However, because most of these maps contain all the i-mappings as well, they are rather large and cumbersome.  Because of this, I've had to make my own.   It's time consuming but not that difficult.  I always end up moving the kit pieces around so as too keep them together.  It's much easier to edit a midi track that way.

I'll try and dig up what I have.

HTH

Paul

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With Superior Drummer I like mapping within their software.  You can really tweak the velocity layers to react how you want. (Nodes like automation for amazing customizations) Really easy to setup (click then hit a pad or drum) and save presets. 

I already had my acoustic/electronic hybrid kit’s trigger converters  (3 TMC-6’s) setup for Native Instruments (Studio drummer and Abbey road series).   To make life easy I made my Superior Drummer preset with my NI presets selected at the trigger converter  so If I can easily re-trigger using NI or Superior without changing anything except calling up my map preset inside Superior drummer 3. 

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