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Add Trigger level MIDI assignment and recall, not per Voice/Preset

I want to be able to control programs such as Superior Drummer 2.0 with my module. The drum mapping is not the same between the program and module. If I change the drum mapping within SD2 to match the output from the module, then loops within SD2's MIDI library do not properly line up with the mapping and play incorrectly. So I went through the Strike Pro Module and assigned all the MIDI notes for each trigger in the Voices page to the proper value SD2 is expecting. The end result of course is that I can trigger all of SD2's sounds either from the module, or the built in MIDI library without issue.

However, I noticed that when pressing Save, nothing happened. So I turned off the module and turned it back on to verify that editing the MIDI settings in the voices is not saved. Perhaps I have to save it per preset and make a new preset?

Ideally you should be assigning the MIDI channel and note for each pad at the Global Trigger level, so that switching patches keeps the same configuration.

I suppose there should also be an option within the Voices page within a preset to override the Global Trigger settings if desired, but this should be disabled by default to inherit the global settings.
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  • To save new midi note assignments you must be on the "Kit" screen..after you change any parameter you can press Kit...then hit save and you'll be prompted to rename or re-save to that same kit...I find it best not to change the factory kits so you have something to go back to for reference

    Use the "New User Kit" on the SD card..it was specifically designed to be used to make (Key Maps) midi maps.It is "empty" as far as settings/voices go.
    I have found over the years that most of the Alesis Keymaps supplied in a lot of software is just generic..
    Go in assign the midi notes and midi channel however you want..then press "Kit"..then press "save"..and you'll be prompted to rename/save as whatever you like "SD3 Midi map".."EZD2 Midi map"..."SSD4".."Roland Keyboard".."Kontakt 5"..etc.
    This way you'll have independent Midi Maps (Key Maps) to use for whatever software/sequencer..hardware etc you are going to use...All you have to do is load up your custom Key map and you're ready to.
    I use it all the time for building custom Key Maps.
    You don't want to have to Globally change the entire Strike module and all it's kits each time you switch to a different software/sequencer/hardware.

    According to Alesis the kit on the SD Card was mapped exclusively for EZDrummer and Superior.

    Here is the midi mapping for the STRIKE module and the New User Kit on the SD card.
    NOTE:..everything in the New User Kit has note off=NOT SENT

    *** = differences between Strike Factory mapping...and the SD card "New User Kit'

    MIDI NOTES
    STRIKE MODULE
    KICK 036,C1
    SNARE 038,D1
    SNARE R 040,E1
    TOM1 050,D2
    TOM1 R 082,A#4
    TOM2 047,B1
    TOM2 R 080,G#4
    TOM3 043,G1
    TOM3 R 075,D#4
    TOM4 041,F1
    TOM4 R 073,C#4
    HH BOW 008,G#-2
    HH EDGE 007,G-2
    HH FOOT 022,A#-1
    CRASH1 BOW 048,C2
    CRASH1 EDGE 049,C#2
    CRASH2 BOW 060,C3
    CRASH2 EDGE 057,A2
    CRASH3 BOW 028,E0
    CRASH3 EDGE 055,G2
    RIDE1 BELL 053,F2
    RIDE1 BOW 051,D#2
    RIDE1 EDGE 059,B2

    USER KIT SD CARD(EZD2,SD2)
    KICK 036,C1
    SNARE 038,D1
    SNARE R 040,E1
    TOM1 048,C2 ***
    TOM1 R 082,A#4
    TOM2 047,B1
    TOM2 R 080,G#4
    TOM3 043,G1
    TOM3 R 075,D#4
    TOM4 041,F1
    TOM4 R 073,C#4
    HH BOW 019,G-1***
    HH EDGE 018,F#-1***
    HH FOOT 021,A-1***
    CRASH1 BOW 052,E-2***
    CRASH1 EDGE 052,E-2***
    CRASH2 BOW 049,C#2***
    CRASH2 EDGE 049,C#2***
    CRASH3 BOW 055,G2***
    CRASH3 EDGE 055,G2
    RIDE1 BELL 053,F2
    RIDE1 BOW 051,D#2
    RIDE1 EDGE 059,B2
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  • I see. I'd still prefer to have a global setting that I could assign and then tweak presets as I saw fit.

    I'll try making a preset and seeing how the midi works.
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  • If that's what you prefer...you can set global settings ..it depends on which mode you're in..
    "Kit" mode will allow you to save just that kit you edited..or as another kit
    You can save globally when in the "Utility" menu or "Trigger" mode.

    STRIKE Performance Module User Guide pg 5
    Save: Press this button to save the current kit or global settings (depending on the current mode).
    When you’re in Kit Mode, pressing this button allows you to name/rename and save the current kit to your SD card.
    When you’re in Trigger Mode or the Utility menu,pressing this button allows you to save all of your current trigger, metronome, and global MIDI settings.
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  • My point is that you can't save MIDI note settings globally from what I see. The only global midi settings you can seem to save is the MIDI channel. That was in the Utility MIDI page I believe.

    The individual MIDI note settings are only available in the Voices page, where you would edit each sound for a given patch. Editing here and then saving does not provide an "OK" or any indication that the settings were saved somewhere. And the changes are lost on reboot.

    Exiting and saving on the Kit page to make a new preset may actually save the notes for that patch, but that's not what I'm asking for. I don't want to have to make new user patches for each kit. I would like the MIDI to map the proper notes in the default patches. If I were to make say 5 custom patches, I'd presumably have to go edit each voice within each one make the MIDI settings line up with Superior Drummer 2 properly. That's a lot of unnecessary work in my opinion.

    As my feature request stated, I would like to be able to set up the global Trigger settings with MIDI notes so that all default patches are mapped to my desired notes automatically. Then any new patch I make should receive those global settings by default. If I wanted to then edit an individual preset for some other specific purpose, then I can override those settings in the preset.

    - I haven't save my own preset yet. You mentioned above that presets may actually get mapped to SD already. If that's the case, that's mildly better.
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