using liquid rhythm to create midi patterns for addictive drums
April 23, 2014 3:59 PM Subscribe
Help me search for the way to fix it so that the pattern I hear in Liquid Rhythm gets played on roughly the 'right' drums when I export midi into Addictive Drums. At the moment importing Midi into AD from LR results in stuff played at the right time on unexpected drums. What is fixing this problem called so I can search for a solution?
posted by aesop to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This may be as simple as telling me what to search for, but I'm new to the music shenanigans and I am knee deep in new terminology. My ask is as follows: I am using liquid rhythm (henceforth 'LR') as a nice interface to quickly knock together some drum patterns. LR can export midi. Great. Do that. I want to import these into Addictive Drums (AD) so I can make the same patterns sound a bit nicer. I do so, but:
The patterns get played with the expected timing, but on the wrong drums. (e.g. cymbal instead of kick, etc)
One of the programs is assigning the drums to different 'horizontal lines' in my midi "piano roll" than it ought to/or is useful for me.
I could copy and paste the parts 'up or down the scale' to the right drums, preserving the timing, but this is a pain, especially if I have to do it every time. (Also as far as I can tell that is a bit of a hair-trigger operation, with stuff snapping-to-grid or extending notes etc if you are not very careful).
AD's "Midi assignment" (If that's the phrase?) seems a bit weird. When I play individual drums using my keyboard they are not grouped in the way that seems usual (based on my previous experience of mucking about on the likes of Garage band where there was a cluster of drums over a couple or three octaves or so. There seem to be more drums on AD as you might expect, but there are also gaps and stuff.)
Thank you for any help.
[Apologies if I should have entered this as 'computers & internet' rather than media and arts. Seemed right to me at the time.]