I'm hoping someone with a good deal more knowledge of MIDI than I can help.
I have a large electronic drum set that requires two D4 drum modules; one for drums, and the second for cymbals.
Before I expanded the set, I used only one D4, and MIDI'd out to an Alesis SR-16 drum machine to record patterns, and back to the D4 for playback using the D4's internal sounds. Worked very well.
Now, as I said, I have expanded my kit. What I'd like to do is essentially the same as the above arrangement using the SR-16, but, of course, using both D4 modules. So, the question is this:
What would be the connections and MIDI settings to connect the first D4 to the second D4, connect the SR-16 for recording patterns, and connecting the SR-16 back to the D4s for playback?
I know that, for folks well versed in MIDI, this might be child's play. For me, it's a challenge! Hence, the request for advice.
Many thanks in advance for any advice!