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#1351204 - 12/07/14 07:06 AM midi newbe - how to split midi drums into seperate tracks?
reddog Offline
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Hi all,

I'm a vs2000cd user and usually record acoustic instruments + e guitar/bass, but I have now bought a korg microArranger in order to help me compose song back grounds - I use auto chords as I don't play keyboards !

I want to either compose the song into the midi sequencer on the KMA or do this in Cakewalk sonar LE ver 4 [which came my midi-usb box]. Once this is done I pass the resulting backing track into the KMA and then record audio to my vs2000cd.

After connecting the KMA midi out to my midi-usb box and pressing record in cakewalk [after a day of figuring out how to get the midi channels onto separate tracks] I can now record midi drums, bass and backing tracks etc. Great.

Q: How can I extract/split the drum track instruments [eg bass drum, snare etc] onto separate midi tracks so that I can mix the drum instrument volume ?

Thanks.

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#1351219 - 12/07/14 09:31 AM Re: midi newbe - how to split midi drums into seperate tracks? [Re: reddog]
reddog Offline
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update - found a thing called drum map - but I don't think it helps me
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#1351663 - 12/09/14 06:03 AM Re: midi newbe - how to split midi drums into seperate tracks? [Re: reddog]
reddog Offline
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update2

I figured out that if I :

# clone the drum track as many times as there are instruments
# delete all notes from each clone except the one indicated in the track name
# thus leaving me with the original muted drum track and 4 clones drum-hh, drum-snare etc

This works but I would love to know if there is either a method of recording the drums instruments to different tracks or to do the above edits in a 'automatic' or 'programmable way'

So anyone got any ideas for this midi / sonar newbee ?

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#1354653 - 12/16/14 04:44 PM Re: midi newbe - how to split midi drums into seperate tracks? [Re: reddog]
John Finney Offline
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Don't use MIDI much anymore, but I remember being able to copy all MIDI notes to a new track. For instance, if C1 is a kick drum, copy all C1 notes to a new MIDI track. If the snare is C2, copy all C2 notes to a new MIDI track, etc
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#1354655 - 12/16/14 04:51 PM Re: midi newbe - how to split midi drums into seperate tracks? [Re: John Finney]
John Finney Offline
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Hey, after I posted the above, I found this concerning your Sonar LE version, I think it will help:

http://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=SONAR%20LE&language=3&help=AudioSnap.15.html

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#1356002 - 12/20/14 08:36 PM Re: midi newbe - how to split midi drums into seperate tracks? [Re: John Finney]
Holy_Fire Offline
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You might want to take a look at Cubase:

In addition to setting the output note for each row, via the O-Note parameter, you can also set the MIDI channel and device that each row should use to play the output note.

Sound-on-Sound: Cubase


Most software can be slaved to other software,
just depends on how much computing power you have.

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#1368343 - 02/05/15 08:38 AM Re: midi newbe - how to split midi drums into seperate tracks? [Re: Holy_Fire]
martins Offline
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select the midi track you want to split note..

then in sonar go to
process-run Cal-then select=Split Note to Tracks.cal

this will create a midi track per each midi note..

cheer
martin


Edited by martins (02/05/15 09:02 AM)
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#1425833 - 10/21/15 12:56 PM Re: midi newbe - how to split midi drums into seperate tracks? [Re: martins]
Slabraton Offline
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 Originally Posted By: martins
select the midi track you want to split note..

then in sonar go to
process-run Cal-then select=Split Note to Tracks.cal

this will create a midi track per each midi note..

cheer
martin


I struggled with this issue for a long time before I discovered Sonar 4 can do it easily using the "process" window. Martin has described it exactly.

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