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  • frankenstrudel
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    Joined: Jun 24th, 2019
    Default to V-drums in Drum Kit Designer
    Can Drum Kit Designer default to V-Drums instead of GM? It would be very helpful. Every time I select a different kit, it always goes back to GM, which is never able to capture drum rolls and is way late even on many pads. Is there a reason not to use a V-drums setting? If I'm entering drums through my keyboard, for example, is GM better for that? Thanks, Frank
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  • Joe A
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    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Default to V-drums in Drum Kit Designer
    Hi Frank - I guess you could choose a favorite DKD preset, select the V-Drum map, and then in the plug-in menu set that to be the Default Patch [Save As Default]. Then whenever you open a DKD instance it should be on the V-Drum map, and if you switch presets in the DKD plug-in menu I think it should stay on the V-Drum map. With the GM mapping you get different hihat articulations [closed/foot/open] on the GM standard F#1/G#1/A#1 hihat keys; with the GM+Modwheel mapping option you get closed hihats on all those keys which need to be opened & closed via modwheel messages; with the V-Drum mapping you get closed hihat on the F#1 & A#1 keys [with the foot hihat on G#1] and the F#1/A#1 hihat open/closing is controlled by CC1 modwheel or CC4 foot control messages. So if you were playing a DKD kit set to the V-Drum map on the keyboard instead of from the V-Drum kit you'd have to incorporate the modwheel or a MIDI CC slider/pedal to open/close the hihats -- the advantage is more variations of open/closed [seven variations instead of just simple closed & open]; the disadvantage is you'd need an extra hand or MIDI foot pedal if playing the kits live two-handed from the keyboard.
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  • frankenstrudel
    Posts: 26
    Joined: Jun 24th, 2019
    Re: Default to V-drums in Drum Kit Designer
    Awesome, many thanks.
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  • frankenstrudel
    Posts: 26
    Joined: Jun 24th, 2019
    Re: Default to V-drums in Drum Kit Designer
    Joe, saving my V-drum kit as the default works like a charm. If I select different kits, they all start with the V-drum mapping now. Thanks again! Frank
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