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#1 Monk

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Posted April 20, 2019 - 10:03 PM

Hi guys, I just started charting drums... What a little peace of magic seeing the first parts I charted in the preview plugin!

 

Anyway I'm very used to playing pro drums, so when charting non pro drums for expert I'm having a little trouble figuring out what color pad should correspond to what sound. 

 

From what I know these are the basics...

 

  • red, (Snare Drum)
  • yellow, (Hi-Hat)
  • blue, (Tom-Tom)
  • green (Crash Cymbols).

But lets say there is no Tom-Tom in a part but there is a hi-hat and a ride cymbal. Should I make the ride cymbal blue? Is there a general rule of thumb for this.

 

I did try searching first but couldn't find any info on this...

 

Thanks



#2 BornGamerRob

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Posted April 20, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Chart pro drums like you normally would. The standard drums will adjust to being standard drums from the pro chart (i.e. the blue pro cymbal will be a blue standard tom).


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#3 Monk

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Posted April 20, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Ok I think that may have been a stupid question, I though for some reason pro cymbals would be charted as a separate midi note, I guess you just chart for Normal and then it just automatically changes to symbols if you play pro.



#4 Monk

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Posted April 20, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Chart pro drums like you normally would. The standard drums will adjust to being standard drums from the pro chart (i.e. the blue pro cymbal will be a blue standard tom).

Lol yeah just was typing that I asked a dumb question. Thanks for the response though!



#5 Atruejedi

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Posted April 21, 2019 - 05:58 AM

Ok I think that may have been a stupid question, I though for some reason pro cymbals would be charted as a separate midi note, I guess you just chart for Normal and then it just automatically changes to symbols if you play pro.

 

Nope, pretty sure you've got it backwards.


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#6 i0brendan0

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Posted April 21, 2019 - 06:38 PM

there's a note that tells pro drums to make yellow, blue, or green a tom note.




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