I’m sorry, but this is not directly related to Ardour, which I love very much.
So for virtual drums currently I’m using the X42 AVL plugin (Black Pearl, Red Zeppelin) which is really perfect for my needs. One of the things I like are the direct outputs, so I can adjust all voices with all sort of effects etc. So this feature is a must for me.
But sometimes I’d like to use a different drum sound, and I have looked into possible options:
- sf2 drum kits: no direct outputs
- Hydrogen drum kits: there is a player available (drmr) which I have managed to compile, but: only stereo outputs
- drumkv1: issues with libs
- some other sample players: only stereo outputs
the only options remaining for me - i think - are:
- LSP multi drum sampler w direct out (12,24,48)
The issue is: there are no, or not many drum kits available for these two.
For DrumGizmo I only could find these monster kits with Gigabytes, no, I’m not interested in “microphone bleeding” just the direct out. I really do need simple light weight kits here for my smallish computer. Of course multi-layer samples would also be nice.
Both solutions use drum samples plus text/xml files.
Hand creating is a pain (could not get along well with DGedit)
But I noticed that Hydrogen has dozens or more of pre-packaged drum kits, which are basically also tar’ed samples plus XML:
Now I’m thinking of writing a Python script to convert HG to either DrumGizmo or LSP sampler format. My programing skills are kind of lame, so let’s see what I get out of this. It does not have to be perfect, if it does 95 % of the job, the rest can be done by hand.
Has anyone else looked into this?
Thanks for reading … Pete