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I am looking into purchasing a Roland Bass and Drums Sound

Expansion module. However I notice when demo'ing the module that on Hi Hat samples the

open and closed sounds don't have any sort of mute groups (i.e. like on a sampler) for example when

you hit the open hat and want to simulate the pedal being closed instantaneously by hitting

the closed Hi Hat trigger key. Ideally I would like to know if there is a controller message

the produces the same effect as the "V-Drum" Hi Hat pedal on all roland drum patches not

just the "V-Drum" Modules. I find that the Hi-Hat has to have this amount of control to come up with good chops!!!

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First off, I'm not familiar with the module, so I don't know whether there might be an option or switch in software that allows you to create a group.


In all drum machines I've seen, including software ones, that's a feature that needs to be built into the sound module itself. I don't know of any controller that is dedicated to this function. The only workaround I can think of (and this is a pain!) would be to put the hh open and hh closed on different MIDI channels, and use controller #7 to mute the open hi hat when the closed one hits.


Anyone got any other ideas?!?

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I don't think I'm completely understanding the question........ but I've got some idea of the general gist, and I think I have a clue as to something that might possibly work. (Ok, get the picture??? I'm probably WAY off!) You're looking for a way to have the closed and open hi-hat sounds grouped together so when you hit one after you've hit the other it'll mute the first one????? I realize you're trying to do this with a Roland module....... but the Alesis SR-16 drum machine/module has this capability built-in. You can set up any amount of sounds to be in a "group" (the two hi-hat sounds per kit are automatically set this way) This causes the decay of the first one to be cut off when you hit the other sound(s) in the group. This would probably produce the open hat "muting" effect you're looking for. Like I said, this probably won't help you any considering you're using Roland equipment.... but this might be a possible solution. BTW (Free ad for Alesis > > http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/wink.gif ) If you're looking for a drum machine anytime in the near future..... I recommend taking a good look at the SR-16, it's an awesome drum machine. Ok, there's my $.02..... probably not even worth that, but oh well. (P.S. I'm not affiliated with Alesis in any way)



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