Since Native Instruments decided it was too much trouble to include drum maps this time around, I’ve decided to take matters on my own hands and create them myself. And I invite all of you to help out, but more on this below.
I’ve slowly started creating the drum maps and will be sharing them in this dropbox folder as I go along. Now, keep in mind that I’m a busy man so I will mainly create maps for the kits that I actually use. I hope that if I have free time I’ll eventually go through all of them, but I could really use an extra helping hand or two and here’s where you come in…
If you feel like helping out drop me your e-mail in a private message (or in this thread even) and I will share this folder with you so you can share your own maps.
If you decide to do so please follow these simple guidelines.
Save the map with the exact name as the kit.
Keep the names of the cells neat and clean. Cut where you need to cut and expand where you need to expand. For example, NI use HH for Hi-Hat. I don’t like that so I use the full term “Hi-Hat”. On the other hand, most cells have names like “Kick 909 1”. I consider the “909” part redundant because you’ve loaded a 909 kit that has 909 in its name so you know it’s a 909 kick. In the drum map I typoe “Kick 1”. Neat and clean. (Look, in the end of the day, if you disagree, feel free to use your own system since the point is getting the hard labor done. I figure everyone will prefer it differently but they can download and customize.
Please do not alter the maps already in the dropbox unless your editing an actual mistake (typo, wrong midi note, left-out cell etc.). If you want changes tailored to your taste—like different order, all kick together, etc—just do it on another folder.
This is done for the community and it is free. If you decide to sell these, you’re a huge prick.
Hope this kicks off something nice.