Pro tools not sending 'PLAY' message to drum trigger

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Pro tools not sending 'PLAY' message to drum trigger

Post by engybaby » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:28 pm

Hi all!

I can't seem to figure why PT does not send a start/stop trigger to Drum Trigger anywhere in a section of a song. It will only trigger at the beginning
where the little red diamond is and not by the blue start position. Please see picture. This is I suspect a PT issue - but I need this to work.
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Any ideas would be great!


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Re: Pro tools not sending 'PLAY' message to drum trigger

Post by schoekah » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:36 pm


not a protools guy, but since the response has been less than overwhelming, figured I'd boldly go where angels fear to tread. . .

the docs page. . . ... um-trigger

says that the drum trigger needs an incoming MIDI note on a track in your DAW for each CV trigger that it sends. like the default MIDI note 36, which is a C2, needs to be on your track for each beat of a given drum. I don't see any MIDI info on any track, and without knowing much about protools, I wouldn't expect the rulers up top to be able to supply note info. I'd expect that you would have to open up a piano roll and draw in those C2 notes, or bash them in with a MIDI keyboard controller, on track 2, then config track 1 with VM as a plugin to accept MIDI in from track 2.

or something like that. . .

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