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Zaxx
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Reallocating MIDI note numbers?
      #841355 - 21/06/10 11:00 AM
Sorry if this is a dumb question (either because it can't be done or because it can be done easily). Is there any way of changing MIDI note numbers on a sound module or drum machine? I'm specifically looking to trigger a range of percussion sounds from a MIDI guitar controller but don't want to use existing MIDI/GM/XG maps, while as far as I can tell assembling a user kit on a drum machine will simply give me another conventional kit made up of alternative but related sounds with the same note numbers, which I don't want either as there are certain sounds (e.g. cymbals) which I particularly want to omit. Am I barking up a non-existent tree? Any advice appreciated.


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Re: Reallocating MIDI note numbers? new [Re: Zaxx]
      #841382 - 21/06/10 12:05 PM
I suspect you need to create a custom MIDI map to translate incoming standard keys to whatever outgoing keys you need. No doubt there’s a free plug-in utility somewhere that will do this.

Anyone?


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Re: Reallocating MIDI note numbers? new [Re: Zaxx]
      #841404 - 21/06/10 01:27 PM
You say "a sound module" or "a drum machine" as if they are all the same, or all have the same features.

Presumably you want to know how/what to do on a "specific" sound module or drum machine you intend to use.

Some drum machines let you choose how you assign sounds to incoming MIDI note numbers. So for example, 38 could by default trigger your snare, but you could remap a different sound to be triggered by note 38.

It all depends on the features your specific device has. Check their manual.

If they can't do this, then you'll need something in between, like a computer+software, to remap MIDI notes. This is usually a trivial thing for applications like Logic, for instance.


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Re: Reallocating MIDI note numbers? new [Re: Zaxx]
      #841406 - 21/06/10 01:30 PM
^^^^

Need to know what the equipment is. Bome do a general-purpose MIDI translation utility.

http://www.bome.com/products/miditranslator/overview/classic


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Re: Reallocating MIDI note numbers? new [Re: Zaxx]
      #841473 - 21/06/10 05:49 PM
^^^^^
for example: Alesis SR16, you can select your bespoke kit from all the drum patches, and _then_ assign your own MIDI note numbers to the drums in the kit you've created. Or edit an existing kit to change the note numbers and save it as a user kit etc.

Not done it myself mind, and I always have a hassle that the standard kick note on MIDI tracks works on my jv1010, but is a couple semi-tones up or down the scale (can't remember exactly) for the SR16's default kick. But it's possible on that machine.


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Re: Reallocating MIDI note numbers? new [Re: BJG145]
      #841479 - 21/06/10 06:46 PM
Quote BJG145:

^^^^

Need to know what the equipment is. Bome do a general-purpose MIDI translation utility.

http://www.bome.com/products/miditranslator/overview/classic




There you go Zaxx!

That should do what you want


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Re: Reallocating MIDI note numbers? new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #841536 - 21/06/10 11:23 PM
Thanks, all - now at least I know it's possible. I didn't have any particular hardware in mind, so couldn't be more specific - certainly none of the old stuff I currently own will do it - I was more looking for suggestions for possible purchases. Nice to know the humble SR-16's a possibility. Reckon I'll download a bunch of manuals to see what I can learn. Thanks for the software suggestion, but this is for live use so I'd really prefer a hardware solution.


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