Create your own GM Drum map .adg file ?

Im not shore if you can do this ... 

it would come in handy for my kit to see on the piano roll .


create a .adg file with your own input ...


maybe someone knows how ...


Thank You


DS VD 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • DS VD
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    found a work around ...

    create other empty Midi track

    add a drum rack 

    put a External instrument in each drum rack slot 

    Rename the drum rack slots with the desired names.

    Create and put a midi clip into FOLD mode and all your names from the drum rack slots come up in the piano roll.

    Set the input of your drumplug-in to receive midi from the new created Midi send track with names in the midi clip  ...

    You can save the Midi Send Track in your browser to open again later ...


    but a GM Drum map would be handy also ... ;-)

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • brp
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    Don't do the workaround above for internal instruments.

    Do this:
    1. create the MIDI track and load the instrument you want to use & make a map for.

    2.In your Live Device Browser, go to MIDI EFFECT RACK> TOOLS. Double click GM Drum Map or drag the GM Drum Map on to your track.

    3. In the Devices view for your track, click on the "show/hide Chain List" button in the GM Drum Map. A list of all the notes will open to the right, each note named the General MIDI drum name for the note.
    4. You can right click on these notes and select "rename". Once you've figured out which notes you need to rename (depending on the drum instrument you're using), you can delete all the other unused notes using the same drop down menu that appears when you right-clicked notes to get to the rename command OR just select unused notes in the chain list and click the delete key on your keyboard.

    Now when you "fold" the piano roll, only the notes relevant to your instrument will be shown.

    5. SAVE this newly modified Drum map as something other than GM Drum Map.
    I recommend saving to this new file after every note edit rather than waiting until your whole map is finished, so you don't risk losing all your work in an accident, power outage etc.

    Your custom map will now be in the MIDI EFFECTS RACK TOOLS Folder of your Live Browser, ready to use in any track in the future.

    You're welcome :)

    1 year ago | 7 comments
  • DS VD
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    Thank you BRP 


    Indeed good work around ... 

    thx for sharing this ;-) 



    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Cypher9
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    For some reason there is no MIDI EFFECT RACK> TOOLS in Live 9.7.2

    4 months ago | 6 comments

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