Drum Rack Alternative

Since I have Live 8 and not Suite I apparently can't use the Drum Rack.. which well was silly when I found out.

 

Knowing this, I have come to the conclusion that I have to make a new midi track for every instrument that I want to use.. which is rather inefficient. However, this doesn't seem very practical and I'm sure there is an alternative, right?

 

Is there a better way? Am I completely oblivious and overlooking something simple?

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SgtScoots 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    I've always used Live, and only recently upgraded to Suite, but i was always able to use drumracks. Sounds to me like something went wrong: you should be able to use drumracks!

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • antarktika
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    Well, Operator is an FM Synthesizer that comes with Suite, the kick you are trying to load *IS NOT* an audio file, it is a preset on a synthesizer that produces the kick sound. You cannot use that specific sound without upgrading to Suite, because it is a preset on a synth that you don't own. Your drum rack is working fine though, so that is not the issue at all, it is the fact that you do not have Operator that keeps you from using that sound. You can drag any audio sample you want, or any plug-in synth you own onto one of those pads, you just cannot use any sounds synthesized by the use of Operator, because you do not have access to that synth without purchasing Suite (or buying operator on its own). Just stick with audio files (.wav files) for the moment, no need to rush out and get Suite since you seem to still be working out the basics of the program.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Funk N. Furter
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    Ok, let's do this together. Load an empty Drum Rack. Go back to the browser. Go to the first folder, Cymbal. Unfold it. Go to the first folder and unfold that. There are 6 in there. Drag the first one onto a Drum Rack Pad. Did that work? Try dragging a sample out of you sample library. Did that work? The cymbal will grouped in multisample mode, the sample will be in a Simpler.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Funk N. Furter
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    yeah, of course you should be able to use drum racks.

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    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • SgtScoots
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    Oh, my. Well.. hrm.. so I am not confusing anyone I'll go more in depth on what's going on.

    I can use the sounds in the drumrack, even load up a pre-set kit and use those. But when I create a new Drumrack I cannot drag any put any instruments from the drumrack folder into the blank Drumrack.

    Is this still a feature in Suite or is my Live a little wonky?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • SgtScoots
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    Alright, the Cymbal did work as well as the Kick-LD. When trying to put a 808-Classic into a pad it greets me with:

     

     

    "This device is not available in this version of Live. 
     
    The product Operator is required to go beyond this limitation.
     
    See the User Account/Licenses preferences to authorize or try out a product." 
     
     
    I did notice that it uses Operator, what does this mean? Is there another way I can get that kick (or any others) onto a drum rack pad?
    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • SgtScoots
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    Ah, thanks for the clarification. And yes, I am indeed still very new to this.

     

    It seems that I can use the preset (sound) if I load in a kit that has that sound. So I guess I'll just use that and improvise.

     

    Or make my own kick with Massive.

     

    Either way thanks again.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • cygnal
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    Drum racks are basically sub-mixers sub-sequencers (parallel device grouping devices with I/O control), so anything goes, which is also their primary advantage... For the 808 sounds, for me nothing compares to ReBirth, and also, because I have to use it via ReWire, it keeps me from overusing the 808 sound :)

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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