The pads for drums set note input are great! The default order is not what I’d like and of course you can change the order. In case you were like me and it’s taking you a minute to wrap your head around the process of getting them in to your preferred order, here are my steps.
-First rule of Fight Club…(oops wrong list)
See attached the default
I took the basic drum set and added slashes with and without stems. The Bongo which I use for cues above and a Conga which I use for cues below.
-Touch the control to change the order and add space to fill all the empty spots in the top row.
I’m only going to have 4 pads in the row but this helps me visually.
-Rule 1: Any pad can be moved in any position in the row it’s already in without kicking a pad to the another row
-Rule 2: Pull up a pad from the row below, the first pad (in receiving row on the left) gets sent to the end of the row you are pulling from
-Rule 3: Pull down a pad from the row above, the last pad (in the receiving row the right) gets sent to the start of the row you are pulling from
Knowing this here’s my sequence and I can get the order I require very quickly:
1-Bottom row slide all the pads you want to keep to the left in that row
2-Next row up same, slide everything you want to keep in that row to the left
3-Now slide everything in the middle row you want in the bottom row to the right of the last pad in the bottom row you want to keep.
4-Row 2 slide everything you want to keep to the left in that row
5-In my case I just now pull down 3 spacers from the top row into the middle row, between the pads I want to keep in row 2 and those which I want in the top row, which forces the pads I want in the top row up.
6-Now it’s just a matter of reordering in each row within itself as needed.
I end up with this: