How can I set that single drum rack to send the SNARES to a DIFFERENT DRUM RACK specifically for SNARES

Okay, I have a drum rack setup to utilize 8 pads...2 have a set of 128 identical snares. 2 have a set of 128 identical kicks. 2 have a set of 128 identical open hats and then 2 pads for 128 for closed hats.

My question is this...How can I set that single drum rack to send the SNARES to a DIFFERENT DRUM RACK specifically for SNARES. Same for KICKS and the closed/open HATS going to their own as well (open/closed hats going to same DR.)

So a single drum rack sending midi to 3 other drum racks...The reason behind this is that I want to be able to play all sounds on my MPD at once while only having to select one track to change drums on but still recording each type of percussion to a different clip.

I hope I explained that well enough.

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Logic8807 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Amaury Ableton staff
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    Try this:

    - Track 1 holds a Drum Rack. 

    - Put some harmless MIDI effect, like a Pitch effect with settings at default (so they don't affect the MIDI signal) on the pads you need to use.

    - Rename the pads you need to use for convenience, say Kick and Snare.

    - Now create a MIDI track, name it Kick. In the In Out section of that track, set the input to "1-Drum Rack" and in the second chooser to "Drum Rack | Kick | Post FX". Put your Kick sound in the track.

    - Set the Drum Rack track's monitoring to IN, so that you can play it, but won't be recording a clip.

    - Arm the Kick track, start a recording.

    - Play the pad on the MPD, it should be recorded in the Kick track.

    - Repeat for Snare tracks etc.. Make sure you arm all of the instruments tracks in order to record them simultaneously (by holding Ctrl/Cmd while arming, or set "Arm Exclusive" to OFF in the context menu of an Arm switch). You could set the D

    Hope this helps.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Logic8807
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    That definitely helps route the MIDI to the appropriate channels...but the drums are still the default setting so I still have to go in and change each one with an effect knob. I appreciate your help sir.

     

    I wish I could map 2 macro's to another so they'd follow the settings of the first drum rack.

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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