Bfd supplemental manual


Mappng dfferent types of pads/trggers



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Mappng dfferent types of pads/trggers
Kick and Toms
Use MIDI Learn to assign all the straightforward types of triggers, such as the toms and kick. It’s up to you whether to assign the kick trigger to the hit or no snare Hit types. It can be a good idea to unload the unused Hit type in order to free up resources.
If you know which notes your drum brain sends out, you can enter the values manually.
Snare
For the snare, most e-drums use a pad with triggers for the head and the rim. The most useful way to assign these is to the hit and sidestick Hit types although you may, of course, map them to anything you wish.
Be very careful with MIDI Learn with snare pads, as the cross-talk between the head and rim can be quite substantial. It maybe best to assign these triggers manually.
Cymbals
Many e-drum cymbals have 2 zones which can produce hit and bell notes. On a multi-
On a multi- zone cymbal, it can be quite difficult to hit the correct part of the cymbal when using MIDI Learn, and there maybe substantial cross-talk between zones. It maybe best to assign these triggers manually.
Most drum brains send choking information as polyphonic pressure (aftertouch) signals. If this is the case, enable the Choke with aftertouch option in the Page 1 tab of the Hit Options panel.
BFD supplemental manual Chapter 4: Using BFD with electronic drums


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Hihat
Most e-drum systems transmit a MIDI continuous controller for the hihat pedal, as well as one or more notes when the hihat surface is struck. The actual note configuration can vary, but the principle is the same the notes) should be mapped to variable hihat notes. When BFD receives one of these notes, it plays a hihat position sample between closed and open, depending on the position of the hihat pedal position MIDI CC, and the way in which the Hihat pedal position define slider is set up.
If you have a zone hihat, there is likely to be substantial cross-talk between the zones. With hihats this can be a problem, due to the short Choke Fade times used for hihats. Very abrupt choking of a hihat can occur as a second note is received very shortly after the first. To get around this problem, the Retrigger threshold option is provided in the Choke Fade section of the BFD Options panel, which stops BFD from playing the same
Kit-Piece again within an adjustable period.
There are two methods forgetting a variable hihat system working. For both methods, you will need to know the notes sent out by the drum brain for the hihat. Please consult your e-drum system documentation for details on which notes are used, or record a performance as MIDI and examine the recorded events.
Method 1
1. Map the hihat notes) which are sent by the drum brain to corresponding notes in the Page 1 tab of the BFD Hit Options panel.
For example, if you are using the Roland TD module:


Bfd supplemental manual - contents
Using bfd in cakewalk sonar
Bfd user faq23installation and authorization problems
Additional features
Duplicate assignment highlighting in page 1 and page 2 tabs
Hihat auto pedal splash function (page 1 tab)
Bfd stereo, bfd groups
Usng bfd n stenberg cubase sx
Audio environment
Bfd groups and the overhead bus on bfd all
Usng bfd n dgdesgn pro tools
Bfd (stereo) from the multi-channel rtas plug-in/other
Bfd (rewire)
Usng bfd au n motu dgtal performer
Project/add track
New mono bundle/bfd (rewire):bfds #6 7
Project/add track/midi track
Usng bfd n cakewalk project 
Insert dxi synth preferences
Refresh then fast scan (recommended)
Damping (ref. manual 6:2)
Humanize velocity panel (ref. manual 8:10)
Transition mode
Kit-piece mixer area (ref. manual page 21)
A note about latency
E-drum features not supported by bfd
Important note about cross-talk
Roland hihat notes midi note number mapping in bfd
Specfic nformaton for e-drum systems
Control panel/device manager


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