I’m trying to create a percussion map for default MIDI mapping preset of Native Instrument’s Abbey Road 60s Drummer. (This is after initially using Dorico’s GM PM with the instrument’s GM mapping preset - which more-or-less worked except not all the drums/articulations are available)
To use in conjunction with this map I’m also trying to create (in setup mode) a matching drum kit - by editing the available drum kit (full)
Having created a new project exclusively for the purpose of creating and testing this map (and matching Drum stave/kit) I start in setup to create a kit/stave consisting of all the instruments present in the 60s kit. In order to do this I delete the unwanted instruments and add those that I need. The 60’s kit only consists of Kick, Snare, 2 Toms, Hats incl. ped, 2 crash cymbals, ride, and Sizzle. But there are also a number of articulations such as bell and tip for the cymbals, side stick, rimshots, rolls etc for the snare and toms. Having constructed the kit (in setup) including some of the available playing techniques (using different noteheads) I then go to the Percussion map editor to link the drums in the newly edited drum kit to the corresponding sounds in the 60s kit.
Starting from Dorico’s GM preset (because some of the basics can remain) I go through adding and deleting as necessary being very careful to match the 60s kit’s shells and cymbals to the available Dorico instruments that I have set up in stave. (For instance the kit has two toms simply labeled tom 1 & 2. On the stave, however I have added Tom-tom (High) and Floor tom (High) as the closest match.)
Having done all this every thing seems to work fine except the playback of the sizzle cymbal (and associated playing techniques) It is the case that I can put the sizzle cymbal on the stave and even hear the sound whilst I’m doing it. But thereafter that particular cymbal does not playback. (everything else works fine)
I have tried changing the instrument name, position on stave, MIDI note number to no avail.
Having said all that it’s not the end of the world. However, much more weird stuff happens when I try to include this map and instrument in other projects. Unfortunately, I’ll have to come to that later.
Thanks anyway, best wishes, Ian