Hi all – going crazy here and hoping for some help.
I am trying to edit some of the built-in fills in the BBM, specifically “Basic 4_4 Fill 12 half bar 8ths”.
This fill as preprogrammed (i.e. playing it straight from the BB, or in the main window of BBM) is actually just a half-bar fill – i.e. it’s silent for the first 2 beats, then snare / kick hits on beat 3, 3.5 and 4 and then a cymbal that carries over to beat one of the next drum loop (which I call the “next-bar-cymbal-hit” below).
However if I open this fill in the BBM editor to tweak it (or if I export it as a midi file and then import it again without any changes) and hit Play, BBM (and the BB pedal) interprets it as 2 beats earlier (hits on beat 1, 1.5, 2, cymbal on 3, then adds silence till the drum loop starts again).
How do I export or edit this fill while keeping BB playing it in the 2nd half of the bar - as it does originally?
Below picture is what this particular fill looks like after quantization - BBM has shifted it forward two beats - but to be clear this issue happens even if I leave the fill unquantized.
(Edit) Alternatively - how do I write my own fill with a cymbal hit that lands on beat one of the next drum loop? It’s because I can’t get that to work that, as above, I am trying to copy the preprogrammed fills that have that behavior , but for even the 4-beat preprogrammed fills that don’t have this beat-shifting issue, the minute I hit “apply” and leave the edit view - even if I have not made any changes to the fill - they lose the next-bar-cymbal-hit. I have noticed that fills where the next-bar-cymbal-hit is active have a single-pixel-wide red line at the far right of the display in BBM. I’ll happily switch to another MIDI editor if there is a tried-and-true approach to creating fills in MIDI that will include the next-bar-cymbal-hit.