I've been a long-time happy exs|24 user of the Big Mono
Ludwig kit, and that's the reason why I purchased the excellent new BuckShot
Gretsch drum set...
now I've just found these two kits couldn't use the same key-map:
- all hi-hat strokes have been shifted 1 semitone lower
- ride hits are now triggered by D#3 and E3 instead of A3 and A#3
which means that being able to easily switch from one kit to the other obviously requires I edit a copy of each and every midi-drum patterns I've collected so far!
also, according to the documentation for the extended
layout, I expected an extra kick at B1
- fortunately it's the 2nd floor tom that's there — even though the reference manual locates it at B2...
- so where is my alternate kick?
I need to know whether these are mere mistakes in the manual, in the software — or you've changed your key-map specifications for good: I mean, maintaining distinct pattern libraries for two similar instruments is going to be a lot of work; is this the new regular extended layout that will be used from now on for new sets?
in the latter case, it would probably be better to update the map files for all of the instruments that used the former midi layout: is this already in the works or planned?
oh, and there is another slight mistake on page 3: two different sample sets for a single key, F1