[INDENT]In the course of creating a song with only two drum hits in it to use to monitor MIDI from BB, I dropped in a short WAV of the introduction to Martha My Dear as the Accent Hit (where you’d normally do a crash cymbal hit). Just for the heck of it, to see what would happen.
Well… It played! :rolleyes: Since you can use a WAV file as a drum sample in a drum kit, and size doesn’t matter so long as the kit stays under 100 MB, I’m thinking it might be possible to stick a whole song (or maybe a couple, three) as three different drum strikes. I’m not saying there’s a good reason to do it. I’m just saying it could be possible.[/INDENT]
[INDENT]So, I did it. I made a drum set with the bass drum’s sample being SRV’s Scuttle Buttin’, and the low tom Hendrix’s Little Wing. It will play them when the drums’ MIDI notes are triggered. It makes a hellacious noise, as each strike plays the song all the way through. Imagine that.
I’m not recommending using whole songs as drum samples. But it does create some interesting possibilities. Just off the top of my head, one could record songs on one to a few non-drum instruments, say an acoustic guitar track and a bass track, and make them the samples for a couple unused drums/MIDI notes in an existing drum set; then trigger them in a MIDI song file once right at the start with a single instance of the notes simultaneously, and voila–one has backing tracks, as long as the total drum set file still doesn’t exceed 100MB.
For example, replace in the Standard drum kit (a copy thereof, of course) the handclaps, one of the crash cymbals, the metronomes, and the cross-sticks, and maybe a couple snare and cymbal samples, with a WAV track of bass and rhythm guitar playing (e.g.) “I Saw Her Standing There” and save it as the ISHST drumset, paired with a MIDI file of the drums imported as a song… And you could have full backing tracks on board the BeatBuddy.
Maybe I’m missing something, but it seems plausible anyway. Am I way off base here?[/INDENT]