I want to use MIDI Designer to control my (new) Roland SPD-20 Pro Octapad but I'm having a bit of a brain fart trying to visualize how this might work. I want to assign sounds to the pads, add fx and control all the parameters from MD.
Is this even possible with MIDI Designer? I haven't seen anyone approach any of the Roland drum modules in the forums here so far, so I wondered if there was a reason for it....
There are 8 pads per kit on the unit itself, plus 4 external trigger inputs + HiHat controller pedal
2 sounds can be layered per pad (Main and Sub) on both internal and external pads
There are 200 user programmable kit spaces available internally
900 instruments available (with control over Volume Curve, Coarse Tune, Fine Tune, Pedal Bend, Decay, Output,
Layer EQ, Pad compression, Pad Mute Group, Pad Link) and MIDI Out Note assigning.
3 FX are available per kit patch (from 38 FX options), with 2 assignable per instrument with level sends
1 Master FX ("Ambience) per kit comprised of 5 reverb choices
Roland has issued all of the MIDI specs needed as far as I'm aware (and I've attached the .pdf in case anyone wants to see what's available via MIDI/SYSEX)
What do people think?
It's soooo slow trying to work with the 2 line LCD screen on it and scrolling through everything.