Richard wrote:Hi Wolfgang,
I just tried your .ele file now. It's really nice and lots of fun! Thanks for sharing it.
Hi Richard, reading those words from one of the inventors of Aerodrums, I’m really feeling honored. Thanks for having looked into this.
Richard wrote:am I right in thinking that you didn't record separate left and right hits, placed in "l" and "r" folders?
Yes, you are. First I was playing alternated hits from very loud to very soft, cut them with Audacity in left and right hand samples and put them in "l" and "r" folders but was disappointed with the dynamics. By testing I found out that I had a much better dynamic response when I putted them in the same folder, but, like you say, with the cost of the "machine gun effect" when playing quiet hits with alternating hands. Apparently I didn't recorded a sufficient number of samples. It’s the first time I’m using a mike for doing a sample for Aerodrums. It even wasn’t a mike, I used just my smartphone put on a chair beside the pad. What do you think about to record each hand separately? Will this work smoothly together after? And do you think it might be better to record this in a big room with some natural reverb?
I understood that you have just used the .ele file? If so, may I ask you for the sensitivity and volume settings you have used?
All in all, there is enough room for getting this better. I need to get me a good mike and a stand for being able to put it closer to the pad. There will be an update in a couple of weeks.
Thanks for your support.
Condordontsurf wrote:Wolfgang, do you have any other sound or sound packs available?
I’ve a lot of now, but nothing available for sharing. Since last year I’m sampling my own VSTIs for having them inside Aerodrumms without the need of a VST host and I am very satisfied with this. Happily this is tolerated by the manufacturers as fair use, but I don’t have the right to share them.
If you are looking for sound-files, I know where you can find 4 GB of them legally, but you need to get your hands dirty. It’s the brain content of an e-drum you can download for free from their website and without any proof that you really own the drum-kit. And I know a free and legal java program which lets you explore all the sounds in there and split them one by one into wave files ready to be imported in Aerodrums. I won’t give the names here in this public forum, because this could be found by search engines or web-spiders. Even if this isn’t illegal, I’m quite sure they won’t like it.
But if you (or someone else) want to know more, just send me a PM.
I’ve made you a Cocktail-Kit. Will see tomorrow if I can attach it to a PM.