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audio to midi convertor - drums

Discussion in 'Recording' started by grega60438, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. grega60438

    grega60438 Guest

    Correct a weak snare drum.
    Use a snare drum audio track to trigger a Midi keyboard.
    I have been searching for a suitable audio to midi converter. Like a VST or Dxi.

    Cakewalk Sonar 4.0 producer.

    So far all plugins I have tried have been failures, as they can not choose the actual midi device within the Dxi or vst.

    I take the snare drum track and add the vst or dxi to the audio track, but I have not figured out a way to get the dxi to actually send a midi to the keyboard, to actually trigger my keyboard on channel 10.
    The ones I have tried so far seem to trigger in the software program, but do not actually send a trigger to the midi 10. Seems that Sonar will not output a midi from an audio track.
    Note: A Midi recorded track does play back on the keyboard, so I am not completely Midi disabled.
    Note: I have multiple midi IO devices. I think I need a program that can actually choose the midi device output independent of Sonar. Seems like Sonar will not output Midi from an audio track?

    Greg Alcorn
    Alcorn Studios
  2. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    New Delhi, India
    Drumagog is stated to be excellent. It's a DX plug.


    and this is what I use. It's free, VST, and works killer :

    http://www.(Dead Link Removed) I use along it with (usually) the NSkit ( [url]www.nskit.com ) and the SFZ soundfont player. ( (Dead Link Removed)

  3. grega60438

    grega60438 Guest

    Thank you for your help. Actually ktdrumtrigger was one of the programs I was attempting to use unsuccessfully.
    It did not have an area to choose the actual MIDI device.
    Example: Like Roland MIDI port or MOTU midi port.

    I think this has to do with Sonar. It seems Sonar does not have the ability to export midi from an audio track. Or there is some method that I am not aware of.
    It seems like Drumagog does have the ability to select the actual MIDI device, so it may work. I will get the demo version and try it.
    If it works, it sounds like I may have to get the Drumagog Pro, unless someone knows how to export MIDI from an audio track through Sonar.
    Does anyone have any comments about Drumagog that they wish to share?
  4. Sidhu

    Sidhu Active Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    New Delhi, India
    I do not use sonar. So cant say. But how it ususally works is like this :

    After you insert an instance of this plug (KT) on an audio channel, the plug would appear as a midi in device in the midi input selector (on a midi channel) simply record enable the midi track and record the midi messages .(note values can be set from within KT) . Further route the midi channel output to a DXi, VSTi or an external module. Sould work...

    Drumagog includes sounds that get get triggered within the plugin. No further routing needed.

    both applets are velocity sensitive.


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