Hi folks -
I'm copying and pasting this post I just left on VI-C. I'm curious what you all think as well. -
A few questions/observations/gripes and possible missing functions with SD3.
I've been digging in deep with SD3 and aside from a few frustrations, I love it! I'm having so much fun setting up kits and mixer layouts. I have run into a few obstacles and I'm wonder what you all think.
In SD2 you could switch out all of the toms to another matched set of toms at once. I don't see this function in SD3.
In SD2 you could save mixer presets. From what I can tell, you can't in SD3.
While you can save midi maps in the midi in edrums page, if you do your mapping in the midi properties box, you can't. This probably won't bother most, but if you want to actually reassign articulations to notes (as opposed to just redirecting the midi, which is what you do in the midi in edrums page), you can't save presets of those maps that you do in the midi properties box. The midi in edrum page works great for edrum mapping, because there are 10 to 15 pads and you can redirect the midi from to them and that's that, no other triggers like you have with a keyboard, 49 to 88 triggers (so you end up with the remapped notes plus the original assignments and the keyboard is a total mess). I realize that many don't want to change the actual assignment of the articulations in order for the midi grooves to still work properly, and that's an advantage of the midi in edrum page. I don't use midi grooves and I like to reassign the articulations in a very particular way across my 88 key controller, and the only way to do it in a clean and detailed way is to do it in the midi properties box... so no way to save and recall those maps... unfortunately. Maybe they will add it at some point.
Not such a big deal, but it would be nice if we could change the order of the channels in the mixer as well. Can we? I haven't figured it out.
I tried Tracker with some live drums today and it worked flawlessly. I actually started laughing. I dragged in the audio and boom, it immediately created the midi and assigned it to the correct drums. No need to tweak or fudge anything, it just worked. Phenomenal!!!