I need some help, please.
I’m running BBCSO pro on a VEP server and its all working great, but having issues with the bass drum/percussion instrument changes and percussion maps.
Issue 1 - switching instruments
I took the BBCSO pro template and redid the playback instruments into VEP with no problem. But I can’t for the life of me figure out what’s going on in the percussion/bass drum player. In setup its labelled as ‘percussion’, as a player with the full instrument list. In write the player is listed as bass drum and I can’t get it to sound or switch different instruments. I’m on mac, so there is no ‘alt’ key, but every key combo I try to replicate ‘shift/alt cursor up/down’ does nothing to switch instruments. Shift/p won’t list the instruments as playback techniques. I feel like I’m missing something really basic but can’t find it in the manual or forum. Checked the youtube videos but still can’t figure out what ‘shift/alt cursor up’ is if its not ‘shift/command or option or control’. Have I somehow set the player up so that it thinks its only bass drum and there are no other instruments?
2 - no sound playback for bass drum/untuned percussion
I think this is a separate issue, where the BBCSO percussion map has the wrong octave, but again, can’t figure it out. On my midi keyboard the note will sound when played an octave lower than where it is written. Using ‘y’ to create a note it will sound when selected but not when playing back the piece.
At first I had the BBCSO untuned perc expression map then added in the percussion map but it still didn’t sound. I’ve tried editing the perc map but I can’t somehow change the midi note or name to change octaves, and yes I tried unlocking the map. There are a couple of oddities, I couldn’t delete the expression map until I tried typing in ‘none’ but that was a guess, there is no option to clear an expression map in the drop down menu. And for the life of me can’t figure out why I can’t edit entries in the ‘drum kit note map’ in percussion maps, other than the 4 drop down menus I see below the list.
Is there another menu or place where you have to go to be able to edit midi notes for percussion maps?