(I put this in Cafe because only musicians would be able to answer these questions.)
Ok. I guess I’m pretty dumb here but I can’t figure out how to get my drums to work with my computer and I know I have all the right gear.
Roland TD-4S electronic kit
MIDI to USB interface
EZ Drummer with Drum kit from Hell.
So I have the MIDI output of my kit running into my laptop (running Windows 7). When I plugged the usb cable in windows went through an install process and said it was ready to use.
Now, I know the kit defaults to operating on MIDI channel 10, which from what I’ve read is standard for newer e-kits. I cannot for the life of me get my kit to register in Mixcraft. I can get EX Drummer up and I can create beats using the drag and drop off EZ Drummer onto a track no problem. I can record my guitar from my Toneport and my voice as well with no problem.
I just cannot figure out how MIDI works and it’s driving me crazy.
How do I configure my system so that my kit triggers EZ Drummer?
FYI I have read 1000 pages on EZ Drummer and MIDI and for some reason it’s just not clicking with me. I think I’m missing the basic step of configuring the kit-PC interface.