Re: Master Pitch affects Drum Sounds

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Posted by Ekki on January 13, 1999 at 17:50:23:

In Reply to: Re: Master Pitch affects Drum Sounds posted by sam on January 12, 1999 at 23:40:30:

: This is normal. To the QS, a drumkit is a multisample, just like the piano, and when you transpose the instrument, it tries to pick the sample that will have the least artifacts of transposition. That gives you the nicest tone on pitched instruments but it messes up the mapping on drums.

I irritated myself because of the reference manual, chapter eight. It reads: The Master Pitch and Master Tune "parameters have no effect on drum sounds, the Range settings, or MIDI Out".
What they actually mean is, that you cannot shift a snare or a tom by one halftone, and not "you can transpose as much as you want, all "drum keys" (on the keyboard) remain in their position".
Well, now it is clear...

: One workaround is to make a drum patch that shifts the pitch the same amount in the opposite direction.

Yes, that is a good idea, but unfortunately I can not transpose a completed sequence up/down during rehearsal :-|. I've got to prepare that at home.
So, doesn't matter, hope it won't happen that often - but it's a pity nevertheless.

[The "killer sequence" in my own follow up does certainly not exist. It was a wrong interpretation of doing certain things after each other ;-))]

Thanks for your help!

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