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February 25, 2010


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Looking forward to spending some time with Drumaxx this weekend. I check the demo when it was still Drumatic and I was really impressed. At $13 it's a no brainer indeed.


Pity it doesn't work in Logic 9.

Mark Mosher

I'm liking using a synth rather than samples to tweek. It's nice to be ablet to tweak and automate. I've also been redampling and slicing to midi to build my own kits in Live.

Mark Mosher

According to http://www.image-line.com/documents/drumaxx.html they are aware of the problem and working on it. Image line is pretty fast to stabilize new releases.


I was trying to avoid going down the resampling road, but I wanted to be able to;

-audition the different drum kits and tweak all the parameters in the Vst on the fly in Live while live was playing my midi pattern.
-see the names of the different drum hits on the midi roll editor

Here's what I did....
I put a midi effect rack in the same midi track as Drumaxx. Then I created a number of chains, eg
first chain;
rename Kick
press key to view piano keys
assigned it to C3 on the (or whatever the kick is assigned to in the Drumaxx vst),
repeat for snare, hihat etc.

Then you can right click on one of the chains and choose "show names in midi editor" option. So then when you go to the midi roll editor and click to engage "fold" the names of the different drum hits will appear.

So this allowed me to keep full control of all Drumaxx's parameters and easily be able to create midi patterns in live.

I hope this isnt too convoluted an explanation but I dont have Live with me at the moment.

Mark Mosher

Seems like you've got a workflow going.

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