*** noob alert - please don’t underestimate my ignorance and stupidity ***
I’ve working through videos etc and figuring out how GrooveAgent, Beat Designer and the drum editor work. All this is fine as far as one drum track is concerned. Now, before I get serious, I want to figure out the best drums configuration and workflow for me, getting each drum into a separate track for example, but there are a few things I don’t understand:
I think I will probably settle on using kits from GrooveAgent and building the patterns in Beat Designer, then dragging them into a MIDI drum track for the time being.
I get that you can build a song’s drum map in a single MIDI track and then there is an option to split it into separate tracks from the MIDI menu. I get that you can assign different channel’s to each drum in GrooveAgent and then assign these channels to the appropriate tracks. Obviously I get the reason why I would want to do all this.
However I am at a loss how to edit these drum patterns after they are split into separate tracks - this is because you assign beat designer in the MIDI inserts section of a single track so I assume there is no way to get beat Designer to program patterns for multiple tracks.
So i thought well, maybe what you do if you want to change the drums down the line is to reprogram the source drum midi track then split it and remix it all over again.
But that sounds like such an obvious hassle with all sorts of problems attached as far as worflow is concerned that I figured there must be a better way to do it.
So to summarize my question: what is the best way (or best options) for setting up individual drum tracks assuming using kits from GA and writing patterns in BD and what is the best way to subsequently edit them?