How many hi-hat articulations are avaliable???

How many hi-hat articulations are avaliable???

Postby minerman » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:25 pm

Hello everyone,
I'm not an Aerodrum user (yet), but I'm thinking really hard on buying for a silent recording option....I will be using Aerodrums to record MIDI in my daw, most likely with Superior Drummer...

My question is how many hi-hat articulations are available when recording the MIDI??? I know I could change the notes/fix later in the daw, but I'm looking for the most realistic drum tracks I can get using vsti's....

Thanks in advance, & I apologize if this has been asked/covered before...
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Re: How many hi-hat articulations are avaliable???

Postby Sipaliwini » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:54 am

Hello, in terms of openness there are 127 levels (that does not mean you can consciously play notes 1 level apart, e.g. 100/127 open instead of 99/127 with 100% accuracy. You would do well achieving this in 5 levels intervals).

In terms of bow and edge, it is binary and implemented with a configurable velocity threshold (harder hits give edge).

We are working on splash but some samplers will look at the continuous stream of openness values and infer splashes from that.
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Re: How many hi-hat articulations are avaliable???

Postby minerman » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:34 am

Thanks man, the 5 level of openness would work pretty well I'm guessing, 3-4 would be great too....I'm still looking at Aerodrums, but it looks to be a great solution for me to record my midi drums totally silently, late at night....I am considering an e-kit as well, but it's a lot more $$$, & wouldn't be totally silent like Aerodrums would.....

Thanks again, gonna do some more research/digging to see what other Aerodrum users' experiences are with recording....
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Re: How many hi-hat articulations are avaliable???

Postby Sipaliwini » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:56 am

No problem, it's not 5 levels though, it's 127/5 ~ 25 levels you can hope to consciously choose with accuracy, and 127 of natural variation.
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Re: How many hi-hat articulations are avaliable???

Postby bkmsx » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:40 am

Hi minerman,
Well I have had them now a few weeks and I'd suggest you go for it going by your requirements.

It requires/encourages good technique so give it a little while before judging it as its a touch tricky at first.

The downsides like a light in your face for me are insignificant, as I can now drum and practice and record in my little studio at any time of day, and in the time have had them have put in more drumming hours than i managed in years with an ekit.

using addictive drums mostly and record and mix a lot and for many years and am happy with the results.

Also made modified sticks so that I can overcome the main issue re aerodrums which is rebound, with these sticks I can hit a surface - in my case a mesh head, and it all works swimmingly.

Video of this in action: Aerodrums working with modified sticks & a mesh head: http://youtu.be/Pa_BvfZHrlY

Hope that's helpful.
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Re: How many hi-hat articulations are avaliable???

Postby minerman » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:31 am

Thanks man, I'm still on the fence about 'em, I'm considering an e-kit too, but, it might be a waste of money for me right now (the e-drums), as I can play drums a little, but I'm not a drummer....there's definitely a difference...lol...

I like how you modified your sticks, & use the actual pad/kick, I've got lots of the reflective stuff, as I wear it everyday underground in a coal mine, so, that's another plus & something else for me to consider...

Still gonna give it a few days to decide, but I am leaning toward Aerodrums because of the noise issue....

Thanks again!!!
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Re: How many hi-hat articulations are avaliable???

Postby Sipaliwini » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:48 am

Sorry to put on my salesman hat, but if you decide it's not for you after trying it, you have 30 days to return it to Amazon for a refund. You may be left with the cost of the camera (about $10), but it too can probably be returned.

Whatever you decide, good luck with the drumming!
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