danjags Posted March 14, 2017 Share Posted March 14, 2017 Hi! I have been spending a few hours trying to get this to work right with my drum kits and running into some problems that I haven’t been able to find answers to. I’m trying to program 2 instruments that are in track stacks for multi output processing- A) a Alesis DM6 drumkit with Drumkit designer and B) an alesis sampled pro with Ultra beat I have 4 questions. The first two are about the DM6 with Drumkit designer and the second two are about the sampled pro with Ultra beat. Could anyone please offer help? 1. On the DM6, the multi-output processing is kind of working- some of the pads are correctly mapped to the right output channels, but some of them are not. For example, the kick works perfectly, but the cymbal and crash are both triggering something called “Room A”, so it wont let me separate their sounds (even though they are producing different midi notes). There’s alot of issues like this going on- the hit hat is also triggering Room A, and the middle Tom is only triggering the low tom (and nothing is triggering the middle tom). I dont see any place in the settings of the drum kit designer that would allow me to re-route the pads/sounds to different output channels (like there is in Ultrabeat). How can I make this work right? 2. I’m confused about how switching the drum kits works because there seems to be two places that can change drums in: a) the dropdown menu in the top left corner of the drum designer plugin and b) the library on the left side of logic main screen They each have different drum kits. When I change the drum kit via the dropdown menu in drum designer, it keeps all of the settings/plugins that I had selected. When I click the drums in the library, it changes all of the settings and usually makes a regular stereo (non multi output drum) track. They both seem to be using the same plug in , the interface of the plugin looks just like the interface of the drum designer plugin , just different drums and ones changing all my settings. Whats going on here? And how can I make it so that I still keep the same settings/plugins that I added to the original drum kit no matter which drum kit I change to? 3. Ultrabeat works well with the multi-output processing except for one issue- I’m trying to lock the outputs so that I can change presets in Ultrabeat and still have it route to the same outputs and channels for multi-output processing. I’ve followed instructions in this article https://ask.audio/articles/making-multi-out-setup-easy-in-logic-pros-ultrabeat to create a smart control setting for “auto-set outputs” (specifically Step 3). When I did this, it would change all of the outputs in logic to different outputs than the ones that I had currently selected. It seems to have worked in changing the outputs, but it seemed to change them to random output numbers. Does anybody know what could be causing this? Perhaps that article left out a step? 4. This just happened when I tried to troubleshoot step 3- I’m trying to edit the smart control I made for “auto-set outputs” on the track for the ultra beat, but when I hit the B key to open smart controls, it shows "insert a plugin on the tracks channel strip to use smart controls” in the place where the smart control goes. Ultrabeat IS loaded on that track- I don’t know why its saying this. On other tracks when I hit B it shows the usual smart control, but not on this one. I’ve tried closing and reloading ultra beat and it still says the same thing. Am I missing something? Thanks so much Dan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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