How to play drum sounds using a keyboard

Discussion in 'Synths / Samplers & VSTi' started by eightyfourfires, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Hi there

    I use a package called Drumkit From Hell to program drums (i place the audio files by hand in Logic which is time consumming, tedious and boring) but i really need to know how to be able to play the drum sounds using a keyboard. i obviously know that it can be done... but how? What software would i need?

    I'm a Mac user, so it would have to be OSX compatible

    Many thanks
  2. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    attach a keyboard and play..... you have the software....

    please read the manual.. :cool:
  3. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    I don't know DFH, I'm a BFD man myself..

    However, a quick google tells me that it is just a sample collection and does not include a dedicated player plug-in..

    If so you need to load the samples into a sampler plug, so you can program / play them via MIDI.

    My research tells me that DFH includes sampler programs in "Battery, HALion, DR-008, LM-4, Giga & EXS24 mappings." Do you have any of those? (EXS24 would be the most obvious choice with Logic) If so, load up the plug, route your MIDI input to it, and load up the relevant DFH program.. you should now be good to go. :)
  4. Ahhhh excellent work my friends, so now i need a midi keyboard... or can you somehow use the computer keys?
  5. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    the computer keys won't give you touch sensetivity
    ... the music keyboard will

    try a finger pad sort of thing
    like the one from M-Audio ... available USB port and you are good to go
  6. axel

    axel Guest

    logic comes with the esx24 as standard and you can load there all your samples (DFH) also for the time being that you don't have a keybord at hand logic has a midi keyboard mapping for you computer keyboard... just press the caps lock key (default) you also have velocity there, not over pressing the keys in a different strengh like on a real touchsensitive keyboard, but with a selectable parameter for every keystroke... that gets you at least going for a while, mind you that mike skinner aka the streets made his entire multimillion selling debut album on a laptop like this...

  7. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004

    AFAIK the dfh module plays back the samples..... just play some midi into it!!
  8. Shawn F.

    Shawn F. Guest

    If you want/need a MIDI board then go to Guitar Center or Musicians friend and get their Keystation 49e M-Audio board. It's not some real nice board or anything but for 100 bucks it will do.
  9. I think it depends on what version of DHF you have, i know that the "Superior" package comes with its own licenced copy of NI Kompakt or Kontakt

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