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Old 03-09-2017, 01:15 PM
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Default Re: No Drums in midi


Yes, you should definitely take a look at the manual for your MIDI device. Some devices use their own schema for channels and program numbers.

One other item to keep in mind is that some devices also use different "drum sets", which use the different patch numbers that you see in the grid when you open up Staff/Setup. For instance, some drum libraries use "1" as the "Standard kit", "33" as the "Jazz kit", etc. You can experiment with this by selecting different patch numbers and see how the drums sound. The different kits just use a different drum instrument for any given pseudo-pitch in the drum staff.

Alternatively, you can split out the drum staff into separate 1-line/instrument staves and manually assign a particular drum instrument to each of those, then merge them back together as a five-line staff.

To see more about handling drums, please see Help -> Users Guide, and then use the Index to look up "drum."

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