Hi there, I’d like to know if it’s possible to use BB as an external drum machine to play a drum track (midi channel 10) on a midi file in Reaper, instead of using a VST instrument (like EZdrummer). I’ve read a lot of comments and post as well as the MIDI instructions that comes with the BB but I’m a little bit confused and a simple step by step guide would be more than appreciated (BB & Reaper settings for dummies…).
As additional info, I use a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 and:
- I’ve connected the OUT fm the Focusrite to the IN of the BB split cable;
- in Reaper, I’ve selected and activeted the MIDI output selecting the focusrite as well as the “clock” option thicked (so now in the specific tag in the Prefernces the Focusrite appears as “enabled+clock”);
- from the BB I’ve connected the Output jacks into Focusrite’s INPUT n. 3 & 4;
- I’ve checked the BB MIDI configurations and they are all set as per MIDI guide’s recommendations.
There’s clearly some step/action I’ve missed (probably the reaper configuration for listening the specific channels) because If I play the track I can hear all the other instruments but the drum track even if the mete
Additionally, it’s not clear for me if the BB has to be placed on stand-by or play mode to receive the midi instructions so whatever help would be highly appreciated.
Many thanks you all.