"Hihat Pedal" macro with non-session drums?

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soultwist
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"Hihat Pedal" macro with non-session drums?

Post by soultwist » Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:26 pm

The single best tip I've received in making drums feel human is automating the Hihat Pedal macro (and then applying groove to boot) but I have only been able to do it with a single acoustic kit that comes with Live 9 that has that parameter.

I thought that it's just automating decay or length of sample but I don't see it being reflected when moving the macro. Is there a way to recreate this effect with other non-Ableton open hats?

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Re: "Hihat Pedal" macro with non-session drums?

Post by Stromkraft » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:44 am

soultwist wrote:The single best tip I've received in making drums feel human is automating the Hihat Pedal macro (and then applying groove to boot) but I have only been able to do it with a single acoustic kit that comes with Live 9 that has that parameter.

I thought that it's just automating decay or length of sample but I don't see it being reflected when moving the macro. Is there a way to recreate this effect with other non-Ableton open hats?
What kit?
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soultwist
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Re: "Hihat Pedal" macro with non-session drums?

Post by soultwist » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:43 am

I just mean any open hat sample. Is there some combination of decay/length that can recreate the pedal macro? Or when the pedal macro is effected in session drums, what is happening? Is it cycling through other samples behind the scenes?

Cheers,
soultwist

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Re: "Hihat Pedal" macro with non-session drums?

Post by Stromkraft » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:22 am

soultwist wrote:I just mean any open hat sample. Is there some combination of decay/length that can recreate the pedal macro? Or when the pedal macro is effected in session drums, what is happening? Is it cycling through other samples behind the scenes?

Cheers,
soultwist
I don't know. I might know if you could say say in what specific "only been able to do it with a single acoustic kit that comes with Live 9" you mean?
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Re: "Hihat Pedal" macro with non-session drums?

Post by chrk » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:10 am

soultwist wrote:Is it cycling through other samples behind the scenes?
Probably. In the macro frame belonging to the Open Hat pad there's a Map-button that lets you look at the macro mappings. I I recall correctly, there's three bindings to the macro you're after, one of them is a chain selector.

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