[ddots-l] Re: superior drummer news

Thank you, 
Regards, 
Berhane 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Damon Fibraio 
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10:13 AM
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: superior drummer news


  It's done in the mixer tab. Right now, it is inaccessible to us without 
sighted help.

   

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  Damon Fibraio

  screen names -- aol: dfibraio...msn dfibraio@xxxxxxxxxxxx skype: dfibraio

  personal music site: http://www.keyboardguy.com.

  Band web site: http://www.thdband.com, myspace 
http://www.myspace.com/thdtheband

   

  From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Berhane Kidane
  Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 5:49 AM
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: superior drummer news

   

  How do we do with different outputs of the superior 2.0? 

  In other words, how do we assign to different outputs of the superior? 

  Regards, 

  Berhane 

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Berhane Kidane 

    To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 10:53 PM

    Subject: [ddots-l] Re: superior drummer news

     

    wow! It is excelent news. I also have Superior 2.0 and I was woried with 
the accessibility issue. Please, let me know if you get something new about 
Superior. 

    Regards, 

    Berhane 

      ----- Original Message ----- 

      From: Damon Fibraio 

      To: midimag@xxxxxxxxxxx 

      Cc: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

      Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 10:47 AM

      Subject: [ddots-l] superior drummer news

       

      OK, everybody. From the front lines, I have been working with Toontrack's 
Superior Drummer to see what we could do with it. 2.0 was quite nice. We were 
talking about doing up some hot spots to allow swapping out kit pieces along 
with a nice sonar template and mixer template for superior drummer that would 
assign drums and room mics to separate tracks in sonar for individual 
processing. I found that you could right click on the word tools to switch bass 
drum beaters turn off the snares or switch from sticks to brushes to rods. You 
could click on the word presets next to new York avatar to change kits as well. 
My main issue was how to install easy drummer expansions which the superior 
could import. I was told by Toontrack support you could install easy play pro, 
which came on the superior dvd, and then install any ez drummer expansions. I 
had purchased the drumkit from hell expansion and this did work nicely. You 
right click on the word new York avatar and it brings up a menu with your 
expansions in it.

       

      Now for the bad news.

       

      IN order to use the new York studios volume 2 expansion that I just 
bought but have yet to receive, I had to update to superior drummer 2.1. This 
has changed things and not for the better.

       

      Firstly, and I think this would happen in 2.0 as well, when switching 
from n.y. avatar to drumkit from hell, it blew away the mixer template that 
assigned the drums to individual tracks in sonar, so the entire drumkit from 
hell is on track one exclusively. Not cool at all.

       

      Secondly, upgrading to superior drummer 2.1 ahs alter the way presets are 
arranged. Now, there is no word presets in the main window. There is a 
load/save which brings up a modified menu of different things. No matter what 
you choose as a preset, a second window comes up with check boxes that jaws 
cannot see, probably to load different aspects of the preset and an ok and 
cancel buttons that jaws also cannot see. We should be able to use hsc to spot 
this window up, however, I am not familiar enough with the system to know if 
this will be as usable. So, Kevin Reeves and I have some considerable work to 
do here before this can be made fun for everybody. I am concerned that the 
money I spent has just been nulled by toontrack's mangling of an interface that 
could have been made to work. At least it isn't all bitmapped yet, thank God. 
So, we'll work on this and hopefully get some news to you all. IN the meantime, 
if anybody is a hot spot clicker guru, we certainly could use your help to get 
this going. My plan is to make superior drummer 2.1 accessible since it is the 
current version and you will need it to use any sdx expansions going forward, 
so before anybody says go back to 2.0, that is really not an option. We are 
still hoping to make this work for all users to get excellent drum instruments 
into our hands.

       

      Note: I have tried both bfd and bfd2.0 with very little luck. I may 
return to it at one point especially if hot spot clicker does prove to be 
useful in superior drummer's use, but bfd really drove me nuts, and 2.0 
especially made things tricky just to load a kit, so I gave up on it. Again, I 
may return to it one day just to see if it is a doable option to get working, 
but Superior drummer seemed much easier to work with and so we'll see how much 
we can get from it.

       

      --

      Damon Fibraio

      screen names -- aol: dfibraio...msn dfibraio@xxxxxxxxxxxx skype: dfibraio

      personal music site: http://www.keyboardguy.com.

      Band web site: http://www.thdband.com, myspace 
http://www.myspace.com/thdtheband

       



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