How to use a single Battery 4 VST Plugin with a Drum Rack (and Push) in Live 9

 

How to use a single Battery plugin as the sound source for multiple pads within a drum rack that also works as a drum rack in PUSH:
 

(1) Create a drum rack in live.

(2) Drop a Battery 4 Plugin into "C1" on the drum rack.  [works with other NI instruments like the Superior Drummer or African Drums via Kontact]

(3) Show Live's Drum Rack's Chain List.

(4) Then open the Input/Output section.

(5) On the "Battery 4", you'll see "C1" in the receive.  Set this to "All Notes" (it's at the top of the list).

(6) Note: You'll notice the Battery plugin disappears on the C1 assignment.

Push now sees a DRUM RACK, and you can program all the sounds from Battery and use all your existing Battery presets in a PUSH DRUM RACK.

 

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ianj_alberta 1 year ago | 1 comment

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  • queglay
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    You can also load up all the Maschine and all battery kits this way using the AudioModder Push VST Bridge.

    http://www.audiomodder.com/collections/all/products/push-vst-bridge

    For Maschine It also configures 16 track routing outputs for each sample so its ready for effects.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Kibosh
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    I use the aproach of the first post. But still, it isn't perfect. I would love to see some sort off drumrack support for VST's like I described in this post: https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=200776

    A native VST/external instrument drumrack where you can then select the audio tracks would be be the best addition for me. Hopefully also for others.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • djdolt
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    When using this method, I can't solo/mute/ quantize individual pads. Any work around?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • mmmatic
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    Hi, I'm just trying the suggested method, but I'm not able to modify the parameters of battery samples (velocity, pitch, etc.). Is this supposed to work? Or I will just be able to program the patterns, but without any sound editing capabilities?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • djdolt
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    But what about other vsts? Let's say I have a drum preset in sylenth/nexus etc. I use the C1 method and run into the solo/mute problem.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Scully
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    AudioModder Push VST Bridge loads Battery 4 through an Ableton Drum Rack in a single chained instrument.  In this configuration Mute / Solo do not work on individual Push pads.  I've tried chaining a separate External Instrument for each pad, but again this doesn't work.  Has anyone come across a solution?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • queglay
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    it could be possible for a max patch to disable the the notes through some key combination.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • GuidoPa
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    Hi,

     

    I can follow the six steps but then I'm lost. I don't understand how you after step 6 put a sound from battery?

     

    greetz

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • madmentalmusic
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    If you want to be able to solo and mute individual drums just use multiple outputs from your sound source.

    Create audio tracks with inputs from the multiple outputs of your sound source (Battery or whatever). Turn them to monitor source and mute the drum rack track. Assign each drum to a different channel on your sound source. Now you have an audio track for each drum much like you would in a native drum rack. You can process them, mute them and solo them. Put them in a group and you can do bus processing and mute or solo the whole group.

    9 days ago | 0 comments
  • tregouetsylvain@yahoo.fr
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    I'm the kind of guy who complaint often about ableton, cos I love it so much, so I want it to be better and suit me,rather that to change of DAW, first cos i Fall in love for ableton , and second , I am faithfull, so these are constructive complaints, like you can find in a couple.

    But I got to say, cos I don't say it often enough, the ableton team, You are so great, every problems got a solution with you, I love you guys so much, keep it up!

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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