Triggering BFD or DFH?!?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by therecordingart, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. therecordingart

    therecordingart Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    I'd like to use pre-recorded drums to trigger BFD or DFH. I know that in theory I need to convert the different drum tracks into midi notes and then route it to BFD or DFH.

    I know that in Logic you can do that, but what about in Cubase SX2? Is there a free Mac plugin that will do that?

  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
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    There are two things you could do. You could route the drum tracks out to a trigger device (something like an Alesis D4) that would convert the triggers to midi notes.

    The alternative would be to use a program like Drumagog. Actually, I don't know that there is another program like it. Basically you attach it to a track and make a few adjustments and you could actually use it to do the sound replacing. However in their pro version you can have it output midi data instead of trigger a sample.

    A lot of people use it and I think it works pretty well.
  3. Thomaster

    Thomaster Guest

    i know its real easy in logic.
    just cut a short piece of the track, double click it, choose 'audio to score' in one of the menus, and set the threshold.

    u could always use logic to create the midi-tracks, and then import the midi into cubase, but i guess cubase should have some similar function??

    the long way is to stripsilence the track, and use your eyes to align midi-notes to the audio.
    i;ve had to do it on several occasions where i didnt have any 'audiotoscore' function (logic express 7 on a laptop on location...)
    its a pain, but it works if you do it carefully
  4. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    I am pretty sure it is called KTDrumTrigger, I've used it once to pull out snares and it worked just like a tuned gate.....hope it works.....

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