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 on: March 30, 2014, 10:01:23 AM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by JimmyTheSaint
I picked up a QuNexus, and the playing response is actually not bad. It's a little bit more cramped than I wanted, but it does have other uses, plus it's really small and light and USB powered. I was so happy with it, I bought a QuNeo, which is partially designed (its 4 x 4 array) for finger drumming, but it's much less sensitive than the QuNexus so that you can't tap it to play, rather, you have to whack it. It will suit some people, but it's useless to me as a drum controller, although I can use it for other things.

 on: March 30, 2014, 07:44:23 AM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by JimmyTheSaint
Do people feel that BFD (2 or 3) is better for live playing than NI's drummers? For me, NI Studio Drummer has a good response and sounds good, but BFD's nuance and sound (especially the cymbals') are a little better, but enough to make me permanently prefer BFD. Sound quality might simply be a matter of taste, and maybe I could do more tweaking in NI. But it seems to me that BFD is objectively more sensitive to live playing nuances. Do people agree with that, or does it once again depend on personal taste? I think the difference in responsiveness might only be noticeable to Zendrummers.

 on: March 15, 2014, 10:23:41 AM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by JimmyTheSaint
I've been testing out REAPER from http://www.reaper.fm/index.php, and it's working very well. It's lightweight and inexpensive.

I must say, NI's Studio Drummer doesn't sound nearly as good as BFD, and I spent a good amount of time tweaking.

 on: March 11, 2014, 06:10:58 AM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by JimmyTheSaint
Thanks, but I'm afraid even my MBR is Windows. Can anyone recommend the most lightweight DAW for Windows?

 on: March 09, 2014, 07:49:46 PM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by john emrich
On the Mac you can use a program called Mainstage.  It is cheap and available in the App Store......

I use it to do shows and combine programs.  It is basically logic without the recording capability.  You can set it up to meet any function requirements you may have.  For example, I use two triggers on my ZMP plus to change patches on the fly.  I use a simple MIDI note to do this.

It's cheap and worth a try...


 on: March 03, 2014, 06:00:45 AM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by JimmyTheSaint
Yes, standalone. So is a DAW the only way? I really don't want to install and learn yet another software package, especially if I don't need the bulk of a DAW's capabilities. Is there some minimal DAW out there?

 on: March 02, 2014, 10:13:16 PM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by DrumWagon
It sounds like you may be using BFD and Kontakt standalone?  Using them within a DAW or VST host should solve your problem.

 on: March 02, 2014, 08:55:18 PM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by JimmyTheSaint
To use BFD2 on my Macbook Retina and still get system audio, I had to install a USB audio device (Roland MK2 Duo). That's because ASIO won't allow the system and BFD2 to use the same WDM device at the same time. I've also started using Kontakt 5's drummers, and ASIO requires Kontakt, BFD, and the system to each have exclusive control over their WDM device.

I guess I can add yet another physical USB audio device, but is there any other, perhaps more convenient way? Is there a way to enable BFD and Kontakt to share the same ASIO out? If I add a third physical audio out, I'll have to add a mixer because my monitors only have two simultaneously usable inputs.

 on: February 18, 2014, 05:38:09 PM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by randtor
I am in BFD3 and essentially I am finding the same thing as JimmyTheSaint. I can set it up as instructed, I can see the #123 light up in the box on the panic switch in the GUI after I push the learn button. Once saved, I have no kill on the notes, but it does work just fine when I test it with the mouse. I think we must be missing a piece of this puzzle? lol!

 on: February 17, 2014, 09:07:16 PM 
Started by JimmyTheSaint - Last post by JimmyTheSaint
At the bottom of the GUI you will see the learn button.  All you do is press it and you will see a lot of items turn green.  Click on the panic button, push the sustain button and you will see a value show up.  Click learn again to turn off the green indicators and you are good to go.
This was quite straightforward to do on BFD2, but it simply had no effect. The "64" continues to show on top of my panic button when in learn mode, the MIDI message indicator continues to verify CC 064, vel 0, ch 10 when I press the momentary switch, but cymbals continue to ring out. Yet, when I use the mouse to press the panic button in the interface, it correctly does the poor man's choke. Any suggestions how to troubleshoot?

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