Method 2 1. If the hihat notes) which are sent out by your drum brain are already mapped to any Kit-Piece Hit type, move these assignments to other, unused notes. Map the drum brain’s transmitted hihat notes) to the variable hihat notes. If you have a zone hihat, you will be able to specify a tip and shank variable note. If your hihat only features 1 zone, you will have to specify either a tip or shank variable note. With a brain such as the Roland TD, which sends out different notes for open and closed tip and shank, you will need to setup multiple variable notes. On the TD, the open tip and closed tip notes should be mapped to variable tip notes, while the open shank and closed shank should be mapped to variable shank notes. Set the correct MIDI CC for the hihat pedal position. On the vast majority of drum brains, this MIDI CC is #4. 4. If your drum brain sends out a note for the pedal (as the Roland TD does, make If your drum brain sends out a note for the pedal (as the Roland TD does, make sure the note is correctly routed to the pedal Hit type and disable the Auto pedal event option. Adjust the Hihat pedal position define slider to taste. Enable the Auto pedal splash option if you would like BFD to simulate the foot-open splash sound when the hihat is depressed and released quickly. • This method can take a bit more effort to setup, but it means that you can trigger each normal hihat position Hit type with a dedicated note, as well as using the variable note/ pedal MIDI CC technique.