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Software drum trigger in Ableton Live 10

Postby Andyroo66 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:03 pm

I'm working on a project to use a series of piezo mics to send signal into daw abelton then the signal triggers a wav sample.
In principal I can do it I'm Aptrigga 3.0 as i briefly tried the demo version.
But I have a series of instruments to set up about 12 or so in total instruments and each instrument has about 8 or so different notes played on it imagine a series of instruments triggered from a dummy xylophone.
So that's about 12 "kits" to set up.
The signal from the piezo mic on the instrument will be similar for each different note i play or hit so I'm trying to get my head around how I would assign each wav sample to each particular note on the dummy xylophone. I hope this makes sense!
Is this possible in something like Aptrigga or are there better options or even something hosted already in Ableton. I'm using Live 10 Suite.
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Re: Software drum trigger in Ableton Live 10

Postby The Elf » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:50 pm

That's a lot of audio to get separately into a DAW in order to create reliable triggers. If it were me I'd maybe look at getting something to convert the triggers to MIDI outside of the DAW - maybe buy up a few old Alesis D4s, for example.
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Re: Software drum trigger in Ableton Live 10

Postby BJG145 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:57 am

I'm not familiar with Aptrigga but as you say I can't see how it could recognise the signal from a load of different identical piezos. Buying a bunch of trigger-to-MIDI converters could be quite expensive though. I'd be thinking about building something with Arduino. There are bound to be loads of DIY projects where people are hooking up a bunch of piezos to trigger MIDI, eg like this DIY xylophone...

https://www.instructables.com/Arduino-Xylophone/

(I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do, so you might need to post up some more details of what you're planning to play to trigger the sounds.)
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Re: Software drum trigger in Ableton Live 10

Postby Andyroo66 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:01 pm

Thanks! The xylophone type idea is pretty close to what i want to do, the only difference is I will be triggering gamelan sounds but the concept is the same. next job is to cost up the project!
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