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By kather0525 ·
Good day !

I have a Roland V-Custom drumset that has options for midi 'in' and 'out'. I bought a midi cable that goes from the 'in' and 'out' midi ports on the drumset to my PC512
Soundblaster MIDI /joystick port. My manual for the drumset has configuration settings that allow me to only understand that there is an 'ON' featuer for GM ( General MIDI ). Is it enough that I have the function 'on' for the drumset? I'm thinking NOT, of course...Are there some basic settings I could try on boththe soundcard and the drumset so that they at least talk to each other?

My main objective is to have my PC detecting the trigger when I play the drumset. I want to transfer the trigger information to the PC, so that I can hear it using software on the PC ( eg. I hit a snare, the info travels through the midi cable, through the sound card, processed by the software, and recorded ). I have been experimenting with a couple of MIDI software programs for the PC, but they seem to only allow me to set a channel and instrument. Is there any cheap self configuring Software that allows my PC to pick up the info from the drumset and then translate it into sound? I hope this question is not a waste of time for you guys. If you feel more points needto given for this, let me know and I'll gladly add it !

Thanks so much for your continued support as always,

KEL

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by kather0525 In reply to MIDI and Sound Card Inter ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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by TheChas In reply to MIDI and Sound Card Inter ...

If you wish to get serious about using your PC for MIDI work, you need to install a full function MIDI card, and get some professional software.

Here are a few links that I have on the subject:

http://tinyurl.com/54sa

http://www.midi.com/
http://www.magix.com/select.html

http://www.musiq.com/recording/digaudio/

http://www.pcavtech.com/soundcards/index.htm

http://www.syntrillium.com/cooledit/

http://progweed.echoechoplus.com/

http://home.att.net/~audiocompositor/

http://www.newmusictools.com/nmt1/index.html

http://www.steinberg.net/en/

http://www.voyetra.com/site/

http://www.emagicusa.com/

The combination game / MIDI port often does not properly implement the full MIDI control set.

MIDI programming is a language all unto itself, and can take years to master.

I would also check with your drum-set mfg for supported MIDI cards, and software solutions.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to MIDI and Sound Card Inter ...

This is the son of TheChas. If your goal is to record what you play on your drums to midi on your computer, I would recommend a product from the Cakewalk line, such as Plasma or Pro Audio 9. You can find Plasma for $10-15 or Pro Audio, which would probly be overkill, for a few hundred.

With Plasma, you can set a track to recieve information from your midi port, arm it to record, and then, if you wish, record the midi to a .wav through your soundcard.

~The son of TheChas~

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by kather0525 In reply to MIDI and Sound Card Inter ...

Chas !

Once again you have provideed me with invaluable information,
and I thank you !

I'll look at these sites, and see if a carreer in multimedia
is for me too !

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