Just like to say that MIDI Bridge saved me hundreds of real dollars, the time and the effort of selling my HD-1 Drumkit to buy the newer HD-3 Drumkit just so I could remap TOM3 fixed note number 43 to 41. Now I can remap any of the drums to any note using MidiBridge.
Now, one of the interesting aspects of the HD-1 Drumkit onboard sound module is the ability to sound like a rimshot when hitting the pads lightly and a snare drum when hitting the pad a little harder.
Now all this is lost when using garageband via midi since we only have the one note with velocity info when hitting the pads.
I was very excited when I heard about your Velocity Splitter, but when I was ready to use it, I was disappointed to find that it splits into channels rather then splitting into a different note. Yes, yes, yes, I know that this doesn't sound right when you hit a note (lets say C) softly it plays a C and when you hit it harder, it plays? lets say D? However it all makes sense when you are playing around with a drum kit as you hit lighter on the pads it should play a certain sound, as you progressively hit harder, the note should change depending on the velocity.
so if you can program a velocity splitter that can change into 3 or more notes depending on the range of velocity, it would be appreciated.
However, just the fact that my HD-1 drum kit is now iPhone/ipad garageband playable is enough for me as I can now take my HD-1 off craigslist and forget about spending another $600 for the HD-3.
The Stream Byter will do this for you, no problem, although you'll need to get to grips with hexadecimals.
Here is an example, where if you hit snare 1 < 33% velocity then rimshot will sound, hit snare 1 > 66% velocity then snare 2 will sound. Anywhere in between then just snare 1.
# velocity map to notes 9X 26 00-28 = XX 37 # sn1 vel < 33% = rim 9X 26 48-7F = XX 28 # sn1 vel > 66% = sn2
To change the incoming note that you want to velocity split on you adjust the second number. To adjust the velocity range you change the third set of numbers with the '-' and to change the note that triggers by changing the last number. You will find a handy note to hex reference here
Note that the sound generator will never receive note offs when you remap. Some machines don't like that so you may need to force a note off by adding extra rules:
# velocity map to notes with auto-off 9X 26 00-28 = XX 37 # sn1 vel < 33% = rim 9X 26 48-7F = XX 28 # sn1 vel > 66% = sn2 9X 37 00-28 = 8X XX +D500 +C # autosend note off after 200ms 9X 28 48-7F = 8X XX +D500 +C # autosend note off after 200ms
Try pasting the above rules into the Stream Byter module on your drum input and see what happens?
If dealing with Stream Byter rules is a pain, then let me know specifically which sounds you want to velocity split and how and I'll write the rules for you.
Very very nice and hexadecimally versatile... I guess I can figure it all out over time as I was a programmer.
However it would be nicer to have a panel much like the velocity splitter except instead of channels you give it a note to play at a given velocity; and of course make it stackable like if within velocity 1 range play note 1 if within velocity 2 range play nite 2 etc...
Thus we could experiment with different velocity combos.
Good job on the quick and versatile response of the all inclusive stream byter.
I just realize that I need a midi bridge for my mac as I would like to remap my hd-1 drums to different notes on my GarageBand. Is there a midi bridge for Mac?
Thank you. Although I haven't install MidiPipe after downloading the freeware but by looking at the site screenshots it seems to be exactly what I imagine a MidiPipe to be. Which really means that I really don't have to spend that $600 to upgrade my HD-1 to HD-3 and I was so looking forward to that struggle............... (not ).
There is only one thing missing now on the HD-1 and that would be the dual zone snare (hardware wise) which as I mentioned above would probably solve this dilemma by a velocity note splitter; so hurry up with this new velocity note splitter module already!!
Great product, great midnight service, keep up the good work. I've already sent Tim Cook an email about how your Midi Bridge solved my problem (seriously). As an Apple customer, I occasionally send an email to Apple telling them what works and what doesn't. My last complaint about how my USB to midi keyboard on the iPhone doesn't work back in the iPhone 4 days ended up routed from Tim's email box to tech support guy phoning me and telling me that other companies has to build their USB equipment to Apple's standards (I kid you not). Apple phoned twice, the second call about a week later to see if my problem had been solved and whether or not I understood the Apple policy regarding USB compatibility. Anyways, two years later, my iPhone 5 suddenly was able to communicate with my M-Audio keyboard. Doubt that it had anything to do with my email, but I was amongst the many who complained.
Your Midi Bridge resolves the many problems that we have in the midi world today, which includes the attachment of old drum sets, keyboards and other midi devices. It is a good product.
Again keep up the good work.... and I expect the velocity note splitter to be in the next update in a couple of days (right?)....