Using Ableton drum racks with synfire?

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Using Ableton drum racks with synfire?

Can anyone explain how to use drum racks with SFP?

 

 

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Ok, the problem with ableton drum racks, like all ableton instruments, is they are not your normal vst or au pluggins. They therefore can not be hosted in a synfire drone.

Instead you have to add a drone to a track in ableton, then set it up in synfire, but make it a midi drone. In ableton you then need to route the midi from that drone to a track with the drum rack on it (by changing the midi from drop donw in the drum rack).

Back in synfire make sure the instrument you are using for drums is green in the arrangement by selecting the category as drums and giving it a name. 

Then you can add figures to the instrument, but you must use static as the interpretation. The playing range is observed so you might need to alter that in synfire or it will automatically transpose notes outside of the range.

There is a video in the user video section I created which shows how you can drive the native albeton instruments from synfire.

Also check out the wiki as there are more examples of intergrating synfire and ableton. Also check 

http://users.cognitone.com/wiki/cool-ableton-routing-tips

Jbone suggested putting all the midi drones inside a instrument rake in ableton which keeps things really neat and tidy.

Sorry forgot to say, video is a bit old now so some of the options have been moved around and might take some hunting, but the idea is the same.

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Many thanks Blacksun!

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I'm also searching for a drum Vst to use in Synfire only. Tried Geist (FxPansion) but it is very difficult (if not impossible) to set up (even difficult in Ableton)

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With the new routing scheme i am completely unable to figure it out.

I realize you have to route the drone to the drum rack. 

Any chance you can do a step by step with the current SFP?

 

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