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Roland TD7 with Addictive Drums?

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  • Roland TD7 with Addictive Drums?

    This is my first post here, so go easy on me. I'm actually a guitarist, but I'm helping my drummer friend setup his home studio tomorrow. I've got a good handle on recording and midi, but I don't have any specific experience with electronic drumkits. My friend has a Roland TD7 kit and I was hoping to get him setup to play Addictive Drums thru Sonar7. Is this relatively straightforward or am I going to have to manually work through each pad and figure out the mapping? Has anyone here done this with a TD7 and have any advice or drum map files to give me a headstart?

    Also, I'd be open to recommendations of other VST drum programs that might be considered a better choice.

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can give this e-drum newbie!


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    There are several drum maps posted in the XLN User Area - don't recall if there's one for a TD-7, but it's worth a look. You're going to need to access that area anyway for the AD keymap. Since AD doesn't use cc 4 for the hats, you're probably going to be better off with a MIDI mapper program like the edrum MIDI mapper or Edrum Monitor. Google will get you to both of these. If you're already familiar with VST's, you'll find AD pretty straightforward and easy-to-use. Your friend however, will be better-off in the long run if you make him learn all this first-hand.

    Good luck.

    No more V-drums; all acoustics now.


    • #3
      Steve, thanks for the info. Unfortunately, we didn't get to focus on the Roland drums much yesterday as we were troubleshooting some computer issues instead. I found a drum map for Sonar in the XLN user area and we got it mostly working except for the highhat. I'll definitely check out those other mapper programs you mentioned.



      • #4
        Hey Mitch,

        I use the edrum MIDI mapper which has a special selection for Roland hh's. You just put in the open, closed and pedal MIDI notes, and it takes care of all the in-between articulations. It works as a liason between the kit and SONAR and requires a MIDI loopback device such as LoopBe1 or MIDI Yoke. If you get stuck, let me know and I'll try to guide you through it.

        Take care.

        No more V-drums; all acoustics now.