How to use Native instruments battery and Drumkits From Hell

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Member Since: Jan 12, 2005

Yes, I got these two programs yesterday and want to do some drum-programming. But the problem is that i dont understand how i do it.
Could someone explain it to me please?

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jan 13, 2005 07:38 am

Battery is used as virtual instruments, sequenced via MIDI in your multitracking application.

Since: Jan 12, 2005

Jan 13, 2005 08:11 am

So could you tell me how i do it? :)

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Jan 13, 2005 08:28 am

Dude, you gotta read your help menus and product manuals. It's accessable like any VSTi or DXi in your app, it's inserted via MIDI tracks and is slightly different for each specific application. Most apps have some sort of insert > virtual instrument menu somewhere.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Jan 14, 2005 10:31 pm

And honestly without knowing what application you are intending to run them in we would be just guessing.

Do you have a multitrack app, a midi controller? These are kind of important if you are going to use expensive apps like Battery and DKFH.

Since: Sep 30, 2008

Jul 08, 2009 12:18 pm

"VST" stands for Virtual Studio Technology. Most VST applications (I believe Battery is included in this) require a separate program to act as the master sequencer. I, for example, use several VST's (such as effects, drum machines, and synths) with Acid Pro 6 as my main sequencer. While I don't encourage theft, such programs are available in torrents.

"MIDI" stands for musical instrument digital interface. A MIDI Controller is a device used to interact with a sequencer or VST's designed to work with MIDI technology. An example of MIDI controllers is this: and it is what I own. The MIDI controller will communicate with Acid Pro (or whatever master sequencer you use) and that sequencer will then tell the VST instrument loaded into it what the MIDI controller wants to happen.

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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