Dr.M's HOW TO Build Ultimate Drum Rack w/ Kit Snap

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dr.mysterium
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Dr.M's HOW TO Build Ultimate Drum Rack w/ Kit Snap

Post by dr.mysterium » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:28 pm

[HOW TO] Build Ultimate Drum Rack. 16 Buttons to select which drum cell to manipulate, turn macro knobs to choose sample & set ADSR, press button to bank 128's, ClyphX Snap saves new Kit to Clip Name, retrigger this 'Snapped Clip' to recall Kit. Triggering a different pattern(Clip) changes the kit.
{BUTTONS TO SELECT INDIVIDUAL DRUM CHAINS FOR CHANGING THE SAMPLE, SOUND, ETC. IN NESTED 128's}


(this is how I blue-hand select nested devices in a drum rack for manipulation, acheived thru ClyphX & a dedicated user script's blue hand function.
1. Press a button to bring up view of drum sample and macros on rack for control of sample sound manipulation.
2. Press the other button to change to a different group of samples
3. Turn a knob to change sample.

[HOW TO]
1. First Assign these user controls listed below to buttons on your midi controller. 15 buttons total, 14 for specific drum cell selecting, one for selecting top rack.
--A. Suggested controller: Push, Nocturn, etc. A controller with both knobs and buttons is best.
2. Create a User Remote Script(URS) here->C:\Users\owner\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live 9.0.4\Preferences
3. Assign the knobs from your midi controller to the Device Controller Encoders listed in the URS.
--A. Select this midi controller as the input & output for this URS and Clyphx in Ableton's midi preferences.
-----1. NOCTURN : Create a new page via automap for the channel you specify in your XControls. Replicate the control cc's of the encoders on each page.
--------Ex: 'KICK_A BUTTON' 'KICK_A CHAIN STEP BUTTON(info @3A.)' 'SNAREs BUTTON' 'SNARE CHAIN STEP BUTTON' etc.

RACK MAP = (MAIN DRUM RACK->INSTRUMENT RACK->DRUM RACK->SAMPLER)

Now, in Ableton -
4. Create a Track, name it 'DR.M8TRX TRAK'
5. Create a Drum Rack on this Track. Name it 'DR.M8TRX RAK' (SAY - DRUMATRIX RACK)
--A. Create the 14 chains listed below, in this Drum Rack.
--B. Place Instrument Racks in each chain.
------(NOTE: This Instrument Rack's purpose in the chain is to allow multiple 128's to be selected w/o hot swap. If you only need space for 128 samples, skip this STEP B only, and leave out the Instrument Rack. Start again @ C1. Your not racking multiple instruments, so you dont need it.)
-----1. Except for Snare, Clap, & Hit chains. On these chains place Drum Rack 1st, THEN the Instrument Rack.
-------A. This is to gain the ability to route the first Drum Rack in these chains(snares, claps, hits, etc.) to sends, within the individual rack per chain, and without.
---------1. Create Returns in this Drum Rack and place reverb and/or delay, or change the routing output to verb or delay on Return Tracks.
--C. NOW, inside this Instrument Rack, create a Chain.
-----1. Place a Drum Rack on this Chain, repeat on each of the 13 Chains.
-----2. On the TOMS Chain create 3 Chains in this Rack. -> 1.Hi TOMS, 2. MED TOMS, 3. LOW TOMS
-------A. Place a Sampler in each of these Drum Racks.
---------1. Place 128 samples in this Sampler.
-----------A. Open Zone Tab on Sampler and click 'SEL' chicklet.
-----------B. Select all 128 samples and right click->distribute ranges equally
---------2. Assign Sampler Selector to Macro, as well as parameters such as filter, ADSR, etc.
---------3. Repeat STEP C if you have more than 128 samples, and need another '128'.
-----------A. If you do place multiple 128's in this Instrument Rack, create 14 more buttons (on your controller), 1 per XControl, to step thru these different 128's via the Chain Selector on this Instrument Rack.
--------------(Nocturn has step mode for buttons. set number of steps the button has to = match the number of chains in the rack)
NOTE!!! DO NOT PLACE EFFECT AFTER THESE SAMPLERS IF YOU WANT TO CLYPHX 'SNAP' THIS RACK. YOU CAN, HOWEVER, PLACE MIDI EFFECTS BEFORE THE SAMPLER. ex: arpegiator
Now pressing the 'KICK_A' XControl that you've assigned to your controller, will select the appropriate KICK_A chain, placing the Blue-Hand from the URS on the Drum Rack holding # the Sampler, for instant control. ex: Press a button & turn a knob to change a drum sample. press a neighboring button to change groups of samples, per drum type.
Simple Ultimate Drum Rack Control.
This allows you to utilize the SAME 8 KNOBS TO CHANGE THOUSANDS OF SOUNDS, ACCESSED BY PRESSING 14 DIFFERENT DEDICATED BUTTONS. (this is only 4 pages on a Nocturn,
leaving 2 buttons free for Hot Swap Buttons, delay or reverb rack select buttons, etc. )
This is the most elegant method Ive acheived that accesses this large a matrix of sound selection and control, with 8 knobs & 13 or 32 buttons.)

# DR.M8TRX Cell Selector XControls

MAIN.DRUM_RACK = cc, 15, 17, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1 SEL

KICK_A = cc, 15, 0, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.1.2 SEL ; DEVRIGHT

SNARES = cc, 15, 1, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.2 SEL ; DEVRIGHT ; DEVRIGHT

KICK_B = cc, 15, 2, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.3.2 SEL ; DEVRIGHT

CLAPS = cc, 15, 3, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.4.2 SEL ; DEVRIGHT ; DEVRIGHT

CLOSED_HATS = cc, 15, 4, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.5.2 SEL ; DEVRIGHT

OPEN_HATS = cc, 15, 5, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.6 SEL ; DEVRIGHT

CRASH = cc, 15, 6, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.7 SEL ; DEVRIGHT

RIDE = cc, 15, 7, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.8 SEL ; DEVRIGHT

PERC = cc, 15, 8, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.9.2 SEL ; DEVRIGHT ; DEVRIGHT

RIM_CLAVE = cc, 15, 9, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.10 SEL ; DEVRIGHT

SHAKERS = cc, 15, 10, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.11 SEL ; DEVRIGHT

COWBELL = cc, 15, 11, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.12 SEL ; DEVRIGHT

TOMS = cc, 15, 12, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.13 SEL

HITS = cc, 15, 16, “DR.M8TRX TRAK”/DEV1.14 SEL ; DEVRIGHT
I am Dr. M. Solo artist, member of 86BiTz, host of the Perfect Glitch Show, & the Live Jam Video Stream. Music on Soundcloud and BandCamp. Jam Archive on Patreon•••• I master audio & produce video of all of the above as Tremendm Labs on YouTube.

rich garside
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Re: Dr.M's HOW TO Build Ultimate Drum Rack w/ Kit Snap

Post by rich garside » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:00 pm

This sounds pretty Mega! I notice nobody has dared tried it yet. Im getting pretty into ClyphX I might try this.

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