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Using Electronic Drum Kit

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Hi all, clueless newbie drum question follows.

If I have an electronic drum kit connected to my PC via USB, can I use it to trigger drum sounds in (for example) Addictive Drums 2? Am considering getting such a kit and this would be a big consideration.

Many thanks.

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Assuming the electronic drum kit presents itself as a MIDI controller (which I believe most if not all of them do), then yes you can.

You just need to make sure the USB drum kit's MIDI IN device is checked within Preferences / Midi / Devices.

As long as the track containing Addictive Drums 2 has MIDI echo enabled, and MIDI set to receive from the drum kit it should work.

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You may need to play around with AD2's map functionality to match the sounds. AD2 has mappings for the most popular electronic kits. If yours isn't listed then GM will normally work:

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I have some additional info, on an AD2 project template, and on mappings, and such.... After I deal with laundry and some household resurrection (tore it up Friday, looking for a teeny tiny external hard drive, to no avail), I will circle back and provide that info.

Bob Bone

 

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I plugged my alesis nitro kit into my cakewalk and tried to run it through MT-power drum kit and the cakewalks drum vst through the midi and I would record it and when I play it back it freezes and crashes the page does anyone know why this is happening?

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4 hours ago, Ryan Beatteay said:

I plugged my alesis nitro kit into my cakewalk and tried to run it through MT-power drum kit and the cakewalks drum vst through the midi and I would record it and when I play it back it freezes and crashes the page does anyone know why this is happening?

Have you got a MIDI feedback loop?   It may be that the MT-power drum kit doesn't cope with that.

I've got both the Nitro kit and the M-power VSTi - I'll give it a try this weekend and see how I get on.

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16 minutes ago, msmcleod said:

Have you got a MIDI feedback loop?   It may be that the MT-power drum kit doesn't cope with that.

I've got both the Nitro kit and the M-power VSTi - I'll give it a try this weekend and see how I get on.

I use the free MT-Power kit that requires you to click on a skip to get it up and running.

Is there any way to open the project with this VST always operational, even if this type of "free"?

Something like a keyboard shortcut, a CAL to do the operation, because it is quite annoying this type of use having to click on SKIP.

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21 minutes ago, Milton Sica said:

I use the free MT-Power kit that requires you to click on a skip to get it up and running.

Is there any way to open the project with this VST always operational, even if this type of "free"?

Something like a keyboard shortcut, a CAL to do the operation, because it is quite annoying this type of use having to click on SKIP.

Yes - make a donation to the developer, and he'll send you a registration key to permanently bypass this.

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I see mr  Sica gave Marks comment a thumbs down?   you are annoyed that they only ask for a donation??  If you like the software then pay for it, a very simple system. If you don't like it, don't use it. 

And your asking for help to basically Hack/ Pirate  the software which is sort of against the rules here. 

This thread reminds me I haven't un packed my Yamaha DTX  kit since I moved 2 years ago!  

For sure you can trigger any VST even pianos if you wanna be weird. But make sure you bypass all audio effect to bring your midi latency down. I found I played better if I monitored the Brain while recording as there is no latency at all that way. 

 

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Em 17/5/2021 à 1:22 am, John Vere disse:

Vejo que o Sr. Sica deu ao Marks um comentário para baixo? você está irritado que eles só pedem uma doação?? Se você gosta do software, então pague por ele, um sistema muito simples. Se você não gosta, não use.

E você pedindo ajuda para basicamente hackear/ Piratear o software que é uma espécie de contra as regras aqui.

Este fio me lembra que eu não desempacotei meu kit Yamaha DTX desde que me mudei há dois anos!

Com certeza você pode acionar qualquer VST até mesmo pianos se você quiser ser estranho. Mas certifique-se de contornar todo o efeito de áudio para baixar sua latência midi. Descobri que toquei melhor se monitorasse o Cérebro enquanto gravava, pois não há latência nesse sentido.

 

Em nenhum momento falei sobre hackear o aplicativo porque o próprio autor chama o programa de "gratuito".

Existem milhares de plugins gratuitos que solicitam uma doação sem colocar etapas extras para seu uso.

A colocação de tal passo, na minha opinião, prejudica a imagem do próprio plugin autointitulado livre.

Não gostei do comentário dado para fazer a doação, pois não abordou minha pergunta, o que foi bastante simples.

Eu pensei que um script CAL poderia trabalhar em torno de ter que clicar em SKIP sempre que eu acessar o plugin.

Buscando melhor eu encontrei a solução que eu estava procurando sem fazer qualquer tipo de uso indevido que o proprietário do empreendimento não tenha deliberado.

Se você clicar em SKIP, então deixe a máquina fazê-lo por mim. simples.

Menos preconceito e julgamento são sempre bons em tal comunidade.

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