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EZ drummer question = MIDI controller not mapped right.

I have a yamaha DTXplorer plugged into my computer as a midi controller to lay down tracks using the EZ drummer plugin. The problem is that the snare and kick don't map out properly. How do I manually reassign notes within EZdrummer or SOnar 8 or the firestudio control panel wherever I'm supposed to do that?
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I have a yamaha DTXplorer plugged into my computer as a midi controller to lay down tracks using the EZ drummer plugin. The problem is that the snare and kick don't map out properly. How do I manually reassign notes within EZdrummer or SOnar 8 or the firestudio control panel wherever I'm supposed to do that?
Actually you should do this on the DTX's brain. Just create a new kit preset, then mute all the drum sounds and change the MIDI note numbers so they match EZdrummer. I had to do the same thing with my DTXpress III with Addictive Drums.

I didn't have the note map handy, so I just hit the drum I wanted to map and changed the MIDI note until it was right. On most software, kick is #36 and it goes up from there. Also keep in mind that many of the pads are dual zone so you can map two (or more) MIDI notes to them. (i.e. for rim shots, ride bell, cymbal choke, etc)

Good luck!

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for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to do what you just said to do. the manual says nothing about being able to do that. I can't seem to fumble my way through it...

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So, directing you to a user forum where the info already exists and dozens of members could help you quickly is not helpful?
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OK so it turns out that on the DTXplorer you can't edit the MIDI note per drum. So you need this:

Edrum MIDI Mapper
eDrum MIDI Mapper & KSP Percussive Kontakt Performance Scripts - Chaotic Box

It allows you to create midi maps that translate the note being sent by the DTX brain to the one expected by EZDrummer. Looks like it can also set up the open/closed hihats and other stuff as well.

I googled "dtxplorer+midi+note+edit" and found it right away. Also since I'm super awesome I grabbed the DTXplorer manual from Yamaha and found that you can locate it's (non editable) note map on page #31 at the bottom under the heading "MIDI Transmit note number"

Personally if I were you I would douse it with petrol and light it on fire because it's CRAP. Imagine that, not being able to edit the MIDI note numbers! Get a DTXpress III instead.
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Chrisso, I apologize. I didn't realize that wasn't a sarcastic remark...
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Also, I just don't think it's possible to customize the midi mapping in EZ drummer... it is, however, a feature in superior drummer 2.0, which is probably why it costs more. sigh... I guess I"m gonna have to get it, unless there is a way to map it in Sonar that I"m missing.
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Also, I just don't think it's possible to customize the midi mapping in EZ drummer... it is, however, a feature in superior drummer 2.0, which is probably why it costs more. sigh... I guess I"m gonna have to get it, unless there is a way to map it in Sonar that I"m missing.
Sigh....
The link I posted (Post #3) confirms the mapping in EZdrummer isn't editable. The guy (Nathan Shane) is a Sonar user and has made a video explaining mapping with Sonar and EZdrummer.
So it's probably worth watching just to confirm your next decision.
Link again:
http://www.vettaville.com/ezdrummer/...ard_Layout.mov

Just trying to help.
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no, you are, and I appreciate it. I'm sorry.
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no, you are, and I appreciate it. I'm sorry.
I just downloaded a copy of the application I mentioned in post #7 and it works great. It lets you define a midi input note, then translate it to a different output note number. Works great.

Here are the individual notes you will need to map:

Kick in - A1. out- C2
Snare in - G1. out - D2
Rack tom 1 in - C3. out - D3.
Rack tom 2 in - B2. out - B2.
Floor tom in - G2. out - G2.
Ride in - D#3. out - D#3.
Crash in - C#3. out - B6
Hat open in - A#2 out - C4.
Hat closed in - F#2. out - E4.
Hat Foot in - G#2. out - A0.

(copied from this thread)

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Seems promising. thumbsup
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I was not patient enough, and I bought Superior Drummer's crossgrade. With some troubleshooting through their support and the slutz, I was able to get the install done correctly. (FYI. Windows 7 64 bit users, you must download and install the 32 AND 64 bit updates for it to register in Sonar or whatever.
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