This topic shows you how to make drum kits for the BeatBuddy. You can make drum kits from any sort of WAV file that you create with your microphone or sounds samples from libraries. This tutorial was written for the latest version of Beat Buddy Manager, version 1.32. Please download and install this application if you do not have it (other forum topics cover this process)
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The basic process to create a new BB drum kit is:
- Collect a set of sounds samples. Place them in your Beat Buddy workspace.
- Start BBManager. Create a new BB drum kit. Give it a name and save it.
- Add instruments to your drum kit. This consists of adding MIDI notes, giving them a name, and associating the notes to one or more sounds sample files. Repeat until you have lots of notes, especially the ones in the standard MIDI drum map. Save frequently.
- Be kind to other users. Test your drum kit with standard songs. Write a README documentation file with the kit. Write a drum map so people know which MIDI notes produce which sounds. ZIP it all up into one file so it is easy to share.
- Share your drum kit. Make sure your kit extracts into the correct paths in the BB workspace. Post your kit where people can download it. Share your kit to the BeatBuddy User Forum.
Wow, sounds like a long process, but let me make posts that explain each step.