Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Can I separately control vol/pan on drum parts on separate tracks but same midi ch.

  1. #1
    autonickv is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Posts
    25
    Rep Power
    0

    Unhappy

    Sign in to disable this ad
    I am using Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 and I am trying to keep my midi drum parts on different tracks but since they are using the same midi channel, when I adjust any level on one instrument it changes on all instruments that are on that channel also. For example: I would like to add midi reverb to the snare but not the kick, or pan the toms from left to right. What is the best way to do this? This may be a midi thing - I don't know! I am using the Roland GS midi sound module. I know that I could just record my midi drum parts as audio tracks and accomplish this but I would like to keep the drums midi as long as I could - its easier for editing and changing parts.

    Any ideas?

    Nick

  2. #2
    elbenj is offline Dedicated Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    253
    Rep Power
    14

    Smile

    I don,t think you can do it that way.

    Youre gonna have to put each part on a different
    midi channnel.. EX. kick on ch 10 snare on ch11
    hi hat ch12 etc etc and assign them their own tracks.
    I normally try to line the track channel numbers
    with the midi channel numbers just for the
    sake of simplicity

    It gives you more control of the mix that
    way..but remember...you can have up to 256
    tracks of midi..but you can only send midi
    information on 16 channels..meaning after
    16 ..your tracks are gonna have to start
    sharing midi channel assignments..make
    sense?... thats the way I do it..If I get to the
    point where I need more than 16..I would
    convert the Midi to audio and proceed on
    I dont use effects during the Midi composition
    phase. I assign the volume and panning in the
    track view. That way I dont have to worry about
    realinging the faders and the pan controls
    everytime I reopen the project.

    I hope this helps mate!

    If anyone knows different..let us know




  3. #3
    AlChuck's Avatar
    AlChuck is offline Been Here, Posted That
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    San Mateo, CA, USA
    Posts
    5,084
    Rep Power
    873278
    If you have more than one MIDI output port you get 16 channels for each.

  4. #4
    elbenj is offline Dedicated Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    253
    Rep Power
    14

    Smile

    yes..thats is correct..as long as the
    other port is routed to a different
    sound module..is this correct?

    Thanks!

  5. #5
    autonickv is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Posts
    25
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks guys, I'm gonna try using different channels for my drum sounds - I just use channel 10 because that is the default channel for this sound module. I guess I have to figure out how to do that now. I do have another midi in/out on my SB card which I left im my PC after installing my new Aardvark LX6 (I left it in just to see if it would work and it works perfectly along side the Aardvark).

    thanks again,
    Nick

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
A3E sponsorship event box

Check out A3E in Boston!