I've owned MT for a while but haven't learned the ins & outs. I generally am pretty bad at programming beats and I want to start learning.
I am wondering if there's a consensual way to use the channels in drum apps. For instance, should I reserve channel 1 for kick, channel 2 as snare, etc.?
I'm browsing the presets and channel 1 doesn't always sound like a kick.
I would like to develop a consistent set so that I can use the same beat patterns with slightly different sounding kits. That is, I would like to always have Ch 1 = kick, Ch 2 = snare (or whatever... it doesn't matter as long as it's consistent and I know what it is).
I feel like this will make my learning and programming (and auditioning kits) faster.
Interesting subject. I tried to establish some kind of convention when I made my factory presets, but I didn't enforce other patch designers to follow it. This is how I try to arrange my channels:
As you might notice, I try to place low-frequency sounds on lower channel numbers and high-frequency sounds on higher channel numbers.
I even wrote a script that uses some AI techniques (neural nets!) to figure out the category of each drum in a preset and tries to rearrange the channels according to these conventions. See here: http://soniccharge.com/forum/topic/54-first-script-package-for-microtonic
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