Original topic post is from LPX Notation and editing the Mapped Instrument Staff Styles
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Good Day, Peter..
Thanks for providing feedback.
First let me say how much i appreciated your Notation training. I was presenting Logic Pro Notation to some fellow faculty and your tutorials really supplemented my chops.
I also really enjoy your compositions and sense of humor!
I have already explored this problem extensively as you recommended. I have a simple drum pattern (Kick, Snare, and Hi-Hat) in a Region. The Region's Staff Style assignment is #Drums. I open the Staff Style editor. I open the environment window, create new layer, create new Mapped Instrument, double click Mapped Instrument to edit. and.... nothing is connected.
The Mapped Instrument changes are not reflected in the notation view of my drum pattern. I even tried to refresh by un-assigning and then re-assigning the Region to the #Drum staff style.
The issue is that in one of my classes we use an Ultrabeat kit specifically designed for complex drum programming. Its layout is nowhere near the standard GM mapping. Voice 1 and 2 are Kick (next to each other for Voice layering and alternation). Then Voices 3, 4, and 5 are Snares. Hi-Hats are positioned from Voices 6 - 11... (and continuing upward in neighboring groupings)
In the class materials they have reference Notations for Genre specific drum patterns. I am attempting to alter the notation to match standard drum notation (based primarily on the Percussive Arts Society method).
i am just not getting results. I am beginning to wonder if i have an issue with my installation of Logic Pro.
I reassigned the three notes of my drum pattern in the Mapped Instrument to the proper drum groups. I then gave them strange note heads to check for any changes and none appeared. I tried to offset their position on the staff using both the Mapped Instrument's Relative Position parameter -and- the Staff Style editor's Position parameter and neither changed the notation produced.
I only get Mapped Instrument changes in the Notation if the Region is pulled off the Ultrabeat track and on to a track assigned specifically to the Mapped Instrument itself.
I must admit i am baffled by the lack of change in the notation when attempting to use the Staff Style's Position parameter.
I still suspect that in Logic Pro X the Mapped Instrument referenced by the Staff Style editor is now hidden from access.
If you have any further musings on the topic i welcome your advice. Best... Steven