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In the Drum Map Manager dialog box you can create and save drum maps for use with hardware or software synths and samplers. You can customize drum maps to select specific sounds on any of your available sound sources.
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Go to Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Drum Map Manager.
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Click on the Output field of your MIDI drum track and select Drum Map Manager
A. New Drum Map button B. Delete Drum Map button C. Current Drum Map D. Click to create a new row E. Preset list F. Rows G. Port/Channel pairs
This field displays all the currently available drum maps. click the New button to create a new drum map and Delete to delete a drum map. Select a drum map to display the drum mappings in the Drum Map Manager. All drum maps in this field are saved with the current project.
Presets can be used to populate the fields in the Drum Map Manager. This field is also used to save new drum maps by entering a name in the field and clicking the Save button.
The Settings section is where you map the following for each In Note (source):
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In Note. The source MIDI note value.
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Out Note. The MIDI note value that plays on the destination sound source.
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Name. The user-defined name for the row.
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Chn. The channel on which the note is transmitted.
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Out Port. The hardware output port or software virtual output port to which you are sending the note.
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Vel+. Apply a velocity offset setting to an individual mapped pitch.
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V Scale. The V Scale value sets a level of compression or expansion. A value below 100% is compression. A value above 100% is expansion. The Vel+ setting allows for gain make-up.
This section lists each unique Port and Channel pairing. This allows you to make quick global changes that Port and Channel pairing’s Bank and Patch settings.

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