Simple Question #1: Do you recommend a specific MIDI to USB cable, or module?
Complex question #1:
On the TD-10 module, there are 50 available different drum kits, each one can be customized to whatever sounds I want for each piece, ie: snare, bass, etc.
I have 4 different "percussion group" setups I can specify with each and every Kit. So, with 50 kits, I can specify one of four percussion groups and assign that group to that kit. It can be changed on the fly, ie: I can specify a change to percussion group #x from #x before I play a song, then change it back after if I want (in the TD-10).
Once all 4 of the percussion groups is set up in the TD-10, the instrumentation assigned to the pads remains the same for each of the 50 KITS within the CHANNEL (1-16) I am using. There are 16 ZX MIDI channels, which means I have the ability to set up my pads differently for each of these channels, then assign sounds based on 50 kits... for each channel. Each kit can then be assigned 1 of 4 percussion groups...... clear as mud?!?! :-)
My question, using your Zenedit software, is: How do I use the "percussion group" feature within your software? I see where I can set up each pad for whatever sound I want, based on the channel I am on (1-16). Once the pad is assigned a sound/#, for that channel, does that remain the same for all 50 kits on that channel? If so, how do I assign for example, percussion group #1 to kits # 1-10, and perc group #2 to kits # 15-20, etc., all within the same channel?
This may make no sense at all, and if thats the case, I apologize. I have not yet downloaded the software, as I am confused as to how I would be able to use all the features on the TD-10 effectively, like in this example.
In reading my question above, its pretty confusing. I think it would make more sense if we could go over this vocally??
If you would like to chat about this so I can clarify my question, I'd be happy to do that. Then maybe you could make sense of it, and clarify your answers/solutions to all that use the TD-10. If you like, you can PM me and I'll give you my personal contact info.