new beatbuddy owner from Germany here. I tried to integrate my own drumsound and drumloop library in the beatbuddy as I find the loops and sounds quite a bit superior to the original library but the functionality of the pedal is second to none. I was hoping for a mac version of the bbmanager. Unfortunately no release until today but you guys promised it is going to be released pretty soon. Okay, I tried virtualbox, but this made the bbmanager unusable as it got so slow that it was hardly usable for me (mac powerbook from 2011). So I asked a friend for his Windows 7 laptop which I can use for some days. Since then I am fiddling around with the bbmanager with limited success - what am I doing wrong here?
I exported the midifiles and drum sounds from my other drum app. Then, I set up a new drumset in BBmanager with the exported sounds - using three different samples incl. velocity setting per drumsound (low (0 - 60), middle (61 - 90), loud (91 - 127). I used the “Standard drum” as a template so the notes were corresponding more or less to the GM midi drummap). With my user midiloops sometimes there was
a) no sound at all to be heard,
b) only the sound of the kickdrum to be heard with every event.
- I thoroughly checked the midimapping of my user drumsounds like kick snare etc seveal times.
- I played the midifile with Windows media player - no problem, then moved the midifile back to beatbuddy: no sound at all… Does it have to do with a certain midichannel incompatibility which I rater doubt or the possible fact that the midifiles are multitrack?
Any suggestions welcome!