I added 12 unpitched percussion instruments named "trigger pad 01 - trigger pad 12 and starred them. I also created a percussion map for them named “Minilab Triggers” and used them to make a percussion kit (Actually I divided them into three kits in the example project. The percussion map uses the same midi notes as the pads on the minilab keyboard.
The goal was to compactly organize layered sound design elements and make them conveniently playable. Normally I’d rename Trigger Pad 01 to “soft riser” or whatever made sense, but I left the names alone in the example project to make looking at the possible issues easier.
Etude 2.dorico (1.1 MB)
First weird thing - I made the triggers by creating a trigger pad 01 instrument, and then made copies of it. I confirmed that each new instrument was in the family of "unpitched percussion. But now 09-12 are somehow no longer in that family (they aren’t in any family actually, but it does still allow me to put them in a percussion kit.) And I can’t seem to edit the family.
The second possibly related weird thing is that trigger pads 5-8 are marked as “in score” even though they are starred.
The third thing is probably a feature suggestion (or as always it could be something that I don’t understand): Any notes that you enter manually in the percussion kits play back correctly - but you can’t play them in using the minilab pads. Or more specifically, the staves don’t seem to be receiving anything but the “b” apparently from the one minilab pad that is mapped to ‘b’. Which sort of makes sense to me I guess with percussion staves - but I wish it worked with the pads.
Comments or ideas?
The "Triggers in Bass Clef uses the same map, just as a tonal / Base Clef instead of percussion stave. The minilab pads play them just fine this way.