Receiving MIDI from Alesis electronic drum kit
Jun 14 2008 | 4:47 am
I purchased the Alesis DM5 Pro Kit-to learn how to play drums and also to *hopefully* have a big HI control surface I could use with Max/MSP. However, upon reading the manual for the DM5 there are some curious things about its MIDI in/out:
*It uses pitch values to transmit and receive triggering information-(works great for input-you can easily use a keyboard to control the drumset. Not ideal output.)
*Apparently note velocity, according to the manual, is "0" for both on AND off. Big problem. When used as input in Max/MSP the only thing I can get to show up when I hit different drum pads is a change in pitch values-Velocity always stays at 0.
I would have given up since not having a changing velocity would render the drums rather lifeless BUT when recording the MIDI signals of the drums into Reason the velocity of the drums change according to how hard I hit them!
Please forum, I NEED YOUR HELP to be able to use this drum set with Max/MSP.
Thanks for any replies.