Stacked sounds and MIDI mapping hurdles in SSD5 (or SSD5.5) when creating an own drum kit

Let’s face two facts:

  1. Steven Slate Drums, especially the new SDD5.5, simply sound fucking great, out of the box.
  2. The MIDI mapping, especially the “stacking issue”, is a pain in the ass.

When it comes to point 2 I had a conversation with the support. Remarkable: I never got a quicker support reply. What leaves me in mixed emotions is the content of it. Here’s my message:

I can’t seem to find the “Input Converter” in SSD5.5. I’d love to keep the mapping for every kit loaded, so that I can switch between drum sets, but keep the samples where they were.

Then I can’t figure out how to “unstack” samples… well, in all honesty: why do they get stacked by default in the first place? Would be great if they’d get somewhat logically mapped to their own MIDI notes (like a second kick drum close to the 1st one etc.). It’s very inconvenient to have a second hi-hat placed 3 octaves above the first one. That makes drum programming a nightmare.

I want to build a huge drum set with 2 different kick drums, 2 different hi-hats etc., and not run 2 instances of SSD5.5 in one project, just to be able to have this.

I know, I can assign every single sample to another note (MIDI Learn), but to do all of this by hand is, as mentioned, a nightmare.

Also, what’s the difference between “User (not loaded)” and “Reserved (not loaded)”, and what happens when I put, say, a kick drum on a “Bell left (not loaded)”? Will the left bell WHEN LOADED then stack up with the kick drum?

As said, I want to build a huge drum kit with all the samples I have in mind, but right now mapping issues stand in the way.

Attachments:

Here’s the reply:

Hi,

please note SSD5.5 offers MIDI learn in two different locations, the mapping section, which can be accessed by first clicking on the “Map” Tab, on the left side of SSD 5, and the articulation switching which can be accessed in the edit and mix tabs. The MIDI learn in the “MAP” tab is global, meaning that notes are mapped before they hit SSD5. Thus, these changes do not save per kit, for saved presets, you will have to reload them each time you load a new kit. This is good for making maps for MIDI controllers/ E-Kit’s as mapping isn’t tied to a kit, and users can set a default mapping preset, to make for ease of use when switching kits and using a MIDI device.

On the other hand, MIDI learn in the edit/mix tab is not global, and the changes you make save per kit. In the sense of you were to make a new assignment in the edit/mix page, then save your kit. When re-loading your kit, this change will be recalled. The MIDI learn in the edit/mix tab is used for stacking the OG-One shots on existing snares, and un-mapping stacked articulation. It can also be used to use multiple snares and cymbals, and assign them to different MIDI notes, so you can play different snares and cymbals and different times, and on different pads if you have an e-kit.

Refer to these articles: stevenslatedrums.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360046580853-How-to-Create-a-Custom-Drum-Kit-in-SSD-5-5

stevenslatedrums.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360033680013-MIDI-Learn-and-Mapping-in-SSD5-5

Regards,

Cameron Kuwada
Steven Slate Drums | Slate Media Technology
Technical Support Specialist

I’m gonna leave it at that. Make up your own mind. Rest assured, I’m not super happy.

The LIGHTS OUT Podcast

Ingo Vogelmann PodcastOkay peeps, I have some good news for you. No, unfortunately I have not developed a vaccine. But something that makes life a little sweeter, especially in these times.

The first big thing: the LIGHTS OUT Podcast on Spotify!

It consists of all my DJ sets, both LIGHTWORKS and TIME OUT and all guest or live sets or radio shows. All-in-one, so to speak.

All the material is also on SoundCloud, but that’s less cool (but downloadable), but listening comfortably on Spotify alongside all the other stuff that’s up your alley on an every day basis is a completely different story. And I think it’s a much better one. You can also listen to everything conveniently offline.

And here it is: ingovogelmann.net/podcast (redirect to Spotify)

One thing: the more followers the better for me. You don’t have to actually listen, but following would be great anyway. I know that sounds strange, but I’m serious.  Please, follow the podcast as a if you like me. Even if not. Follow anyway.

If you like me or what I do so much that you want to support me beyond that, you can do it here: patreon.com/vogelmann

Speaking of which… I would like to thank those who jumped on the train immediately yesterday after asking for help. That is very very sweet of you. Thank you very much!

Next topic: this isn’t supposed to be the only podcast. My dear friend Jakob (Addliss) and I are thinking about a “Chit Chat Podcast” (this is not the exact title, more a description). It’s not supposed to be thematic, but rather just random conversation.

And then I’m planning another podcast. Purely music-related, music theory, experience, knowledge, technology, etc., and possibly also guest interviews.

Okay, that’s it for now. I’ll let you know when the other two things go off. Until then, I hope you enjoy the podcast on Spotify! And don’t forget: FOLLOW, FOLLOW, FOLLOW!

[Past Perfect] Volume 2

Read this for full description: wp.me/p8b6ag-3Lz

In the last few months, I have picked out records that I consider the most important and best of that time. Here and there I had to ask friends if they could provide me with digital recordings from vinyl, because I did not own much of the material myself anymore. After I had everything digitally available, I carefully (re)mastered each track, always staying close to the original, I didn’t want destroy that special “feeling” of that time. Not that it’s much important to you, probably, but I also pitch-corrected tracks that were slightly “off key”, partly because of unstable vinyl recordings or issues with the production itself. Back then not everything was 100%, especially not when producers used analog synths.

After improving the music, I made a DJ mix out of it in my studio. And the result is now available to you, as a lossless FLAC file. You have never heard that music in a better sound quality!

That’s why I call this mix series “Past Perfect”, because that’s what it is for me. Talking about “series”… this is the second and final installment.

TRACKLISTING

GusGus – Purple [Rough Trade Germany 4AD]
Planisphere – Deep Blue Dream [Music Worx]
Exit EEE – Epidemic [No Respect Records]
Bedrock – Heaven Scent [Bedrock Records Pioneer Records]
AMbassador – The Fade (Oliver Lieb Remix) [Kickin Records]
Thomas P. Heckmann & Marc Romboy – Ultra Vixens [Le Petit Prince]
Rank 1 – Airwave [Urban Kontor Records]
At The Villa People – Open Your Eyes [La Musique Fait La Force]
Paul Van Dyk – For An Angel (PvD’s E-Werk Club Mix) [Polystar]
Sunday Club – Healing Dream (Paul Van Dyk’s Inner Mind Mix) [Stress Records]
UNKLE – In A State [Global Underground]
Albion – Air [Platipus]
Deep Cover – Breakthrough [Hope Recordings]
Gouryella – Gouryella [Black Hole Recordings]
Paganini Traxx – Zoe (Timo Maas Mix) [INCtraxx]
Planisphere – So Many Ways (Force Mass Motion Remix) [Music Worx]
DJ Misjah & DJ Groovehead – Acid Energy (Special Acid Edition) [Vision Soundcarriers]
Pete Lazonby – Sacred Cycles [Metronome Container Records Hamburg]
DJ Gogo – Anjuna [Cyber Records]
DJ Quicksilver – Bingo Bongo (Club Mix) [Club Tools]
Art Of Trance – Madagascar (Ferry Corsten Remix) [Platipus]
Niels Van Gogh – Pulverturm [Kosmo Records]
Johan Cyber – Crash (Funk Function Groove Mix) [Bonzai Records]
Meat Katie – Next Life [Kingsize]
Natious – Amber (Silk Remix) [Amato International]
Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp (Raumgleiter) [Kontor Records]
Underworld – Dark And Long (Dark Train) [UnderworldLive]
Smith & Selway – Move [Intec Records]
Armin Van Buuren – Blue Fear [Nebula]
BT – Mercury And Solace (Dub Mix) [ZYX Music]
B.B.E. – Seven Days And One Week (Club Mix) [Urban]
Paul Van Dyk – Out There And Back [Urban]
Energy 52 – Café Del Mar (Nalin & Kane Remix) [Edelpitch]
Emmanuel Top – Acid Phase [Sub Terranean]
AWeX – It’s Our Future [Plastic City]
Breeder – Tyrantanic (Slacker’s Kingdom Come Mix) [Songbird]
Tilt – I Dream (Tilt’s Resurrection Mix) [Lost Language]
Z2 – I Want You [Platipus]
Space Frog – X-Ray (Follow Me) [Energized Records]
Space Frog Feat. The Grim Reaper – I Feel Ur Pain [Energized Records]
Taucher – Waters [Dogondke Media]
Ramirez – Sueño Latino [DFC]
Ayla – Ayla (Taucher Remix) [Club Tunes]
Space Frog – Lost In Space ’98 [Energized Records]
Mikerobenics – Julika (Pascal F.E.O.S. Remix) [Pull The Strings]
Transa – Enervate [Perfecto]
Incisions – Beyond Motion [Vicious Circle Recordings]
Junk Project – Miralaca [Boxed (3)]
System F – Out Of The Blue [Avex Trax]
Jam & Spoon – Follow Me! [La Musique Fait La Force]

This is Volume 1: soundcloud.com/vogelmann/past-perfect-volume-1

Also, check this Spotify playlist that contains a lot of the music above: ingovogelmann.net/pastperfect

from Ingo Vogelmann Sounds soundcloud.com/vogelmann/past-perfect-volume-2

[Past Perfect] Volume 1

Read this for full description: wp.me/p8b6ag-3FE

In the last few months, I have picked out records that I consider the most important and best from 1990 to 2005. Here and there I had to ask friends if they could provide me with digital recordings from vinyl, because I did not own much of the material myself anymore. After I had everything digitally available, I carefully (re)mastered each track, always staying close to the original, I didn’t want destroy that special “feeling” of that time. Not that it’s much important to you, probably, but I also pitch-corrected tracks that were slightly “off key”, partly because of unstable vinyl recordings or issues with the production itself. Back then not everything was 100%, especially not when producers used analog synths.

After improving the music, I made a DJ mix out of it in my studio. And the result is now available to you, as a lossless FLAC file. You have never heard that music in a better sound quality!

That’s why I call this mix series “Past Perfect”, because that’s what it is for me. Talking about “series”… this is the first installment. I have hundreds of more material from back then, so stay tuned for more.

TRACKLISTING

Junk Project – Composure [Universal Prime Breaks]
Mara – Coming Down [Choo Choo Records]
Schiller – Ruhe (Humate Remix) [Zeitgeist]
Fingerfest Inc – Autoporno [Yoshitoshi Recordings]
Brother Brown – Slap Me Some Skin [Yoshitoshi Recordings]
Hardfloor – Acperience 1 [Harthouse Germany]
Lowriders – Part 1 / Beat Rising [OneStar Recordings]
Ramirez – ¡Hablando! [DFC]
David Alvarado – Blue [Strive]
Microwave Prince – Cyclic Evolution [Le Petit Prince]
Robert Armani – Circus Bells (Hardfloor Remix) [Djax-Up-Beats]
Van Bellen – Let Me Take You (On A Journey) [Suck Me Plasma]
Luzon – The Baguio Track (Bedrock Mix) [Renaissance]
Doi-Oing – Blue (Airport EP Mix) [Northern Exposure Recordings]
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing (Sunday Club Unofficial Remix) [CBS]
Halo Varga – Future! [Hooj Choons]
Three Drives – Greece 2000 [ZYX Music]
M. Accorsi & J. Bassetti – Until The End [EQ [Grey]]
Desert – Moods [Stress Records]
K-Lab – In The Lab [Undiscovered]
Visions – Coming Home (Sunday Club Remix) [Stress Records]
Tekara Feat. Lucy Cotter – Breathe In You (Tekara’s M&M Dub) [Black Hole Recordings]
Jam & Spoon – Odyssey To Anyoona [JAM!]
IiO – Rapture (Deep Dish Space Remix) [Made Records]
Medway – Release (Lexicon Avenue Remix) [Hooj Choons]
Jimpy – Talkin’ (Tarrentella Vs. Redanka Remix) [Star 69 Records]
Brothers Love Dubs – 1-800-Ming [Kismet Records]
Energy 52 – Café Del Mar (Three’n One Remix) [Edelpitch]
Cevin Fisher – Music Saved My Life (Pete Heller’s Groove Jet Moment Mix) [Maxi Records]
Regal – Acid Is The Answer [Involve Records]
Miro – The One I Run To [Global Underground]
Weekend World – The Word [Boxed]
Tilt – Seduction Of Orpheus (Tarrantella Vs Redanka Remix) [Hooj Choons]
G-Pal Presents Ghos – I Can See The Lights [Klik Records Swift Records]
Stephane K – Numb (Meat Katie Remix) [Global Underground]
Emmanuel Top – Turkish Bazar (Original Club Mix) [Kosmo Records]
Hydrogen Rockers Feat. Mayte – Musica (Hydrogen Dub) [House Tempo]
Desert – Feelings Run So Deep [Stress Records]
Sasha – Xpander [Deconstruction]
MRE – The Deep Edge [Hooj Choons]
New Order – Blue Monday (Hardfloor Mix) [London Records 90]
Seal – I’m Alive (BT & Sasha Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
Sunday Club – Healing Dream [Stress Records]
Art Of Trance – Monsoon [Platipus]
Sultan, Stephanie Vezina – Nightvisions (Feat. Stephanie Vezina) [Global Underground]
Jimmy Van M – Sanctuary (Jimmy Van M At Sanctuary Mix) [Bedrock Records]
Ian Wilkie – Guten Morgen (Vocal) [Hope Recordings]

Check this Spotify playlist that contains a lot of the music above: ingovogelmann.net/pastperfect

from Ingo Vogelmann Sounds soundcloud.com/vogelmann/past-perfect-volume-1

LIGHTWORKS – Mountain Tales II

The 2nd edition of “LIGHTWORKS – Mountain Tales” is here, inspired by the beauty of the mountains!

Check out the individual tunes in one giant Spotify playlist: ingovogelmann.net/lws

Here’s the 1st edition: soundcloud.com/vogelmann/lightworks-mountain-tales-i

Enjoy, like, comment, share!

P.S.: Download is a 6:44h long and 2.36GB big FLAC file of the highest possible quality!

from Ingo Vogelmann Sounds soundcloud.com/vogelmann/lightworks-mountain-tales-ii

TIME OUT – Ocean Tales I

I’ve recently been snorkeling in the Red Sea in Egypt and was both amazed and extremely saddened at the same time. While I enjoyed the vast and lush beauty of the coral reefs and its marine life I also had to witness at least 50% of dead corals and incredible amounts of plastic. All of this, especially the beauty, inspired me to record this mix, dedicated to the underwater paradise that I most probably have witnessed for the last time in my lifetime, before we humans have destroyed it all.

This is an over 6 hours long mix, the first half mainly in minor keys, the second half in major keys. It’s full of beauty, just like the underwater world of the ocean.

Make sure to check out my “TIME OUT Selection” playlist on Spotify that features most of this music: ingovogelmann.net/tos

from Ingo Vogelmann Sounds soundcloud.com/vogelmann/time-out-ocean-tales-i

Navigator 2

“Navigator 2” is here!

The duration of it could navigate you through:

• a full working day
• a car, train, bus ride, flight or boat trip
• a full night of love
• a hike through breathtaking landscapes
• a climb up a beautiful and challenging mountain
• another kind of “trip” (be careful with drugs!)
• a visit at your mother in law
• an evening with friends by a cracking bonfire
• a day on the beach
• an afternoon in a cabin in the woods (minus the horror part)
• lying in bed, planning how to save the world, while you watch rain drops hitting your windows

Here’s the first one: soundcloud.com/vogelmann/navigator

from Ingo Vogelmann Sounds soundcloud.com/vogelmann/navigator-2

TIME OUT – Forest Tales I

+++ TIME OUT IS BACK with a 4h special edition! +++ FREE LOSSLESS DOWNLOAD!! +++

“TIME OUT” is the mother of all Ambient/Chill Out shows, with its more than 11 years being broadcast regularly, and 16 years since the first episode. This show has been the first in many regards whilst always renewing itself and adapting its sound to the now.

Episodes here are from 2012 on, FREE DOWNLOADS, in the highest possible quality, plus the first 3 episodes ever mixed, from 2002, with original artwork and remastered LOSSLESS sound as download!

(Sorry, no tracklist this time)

from Ingo Vogelmann Sounds soundcloud.com/vogelmann/time-out-forest-tales-i

LIGHTWORKS – Mountain Tales I

Welcome to a completely new LIGHTWORKS concept, inspired by the mystical beauty and the magic of nature!

Instead of releasing a show every month, I now spend more time on the best tracks and tell more stories about the things that surround me and what I experience in nature. Of course my first goal, as always, is to provide the soundtrack to your life that’s making everything a bit sweeter.

This is “Mountain Tales I”, meaning: I will continue a series of nature-inspired mixes, so next could be “Mountain Tales II” or “Waterfall Tunes I” (or whatever, you get the idea).

TRACKLIST

Solar Fields – The Daylight Carrier [Sidereal]
Jayro – Jungle – (Fideles Remix) [SK Recordings]
Jesse Somfay – Lying In A Bed Of Myst [Global Underground]
Butch & C. Vogt – Bliss [Kontor Records]
Lost Desert – Fall Of Innocence (Lee Burridge & Lost Desert Mix) [Tale + Tone Records]
Michael A – Clockwise [8Music]
Guido Schneider & Daniel Dreier – Little Helper 290-1 [Little Helpers]
Guy J – Synthopia [Lost & Found]
Eitan Reiter – Eat You [Plattenbank]
Elder Island – Black Fur (Awka Remix) [Metropolis Recordings]
Lucas Rossi – Kaleidoscope [Dopamine Music]
Miyagi – Voyager [KATERMUKKE]
GMJ – Aeons – (Paul Angelo & Don Argento Remix) [Droid9]
Juliane Wolf – Nada Brahma (Robert Babicz Remix) [Wizarding Wolf Recordings]
Patrice Bäumel – Grace [Global Underground]
Applescal – Saints [Atomnation]
Lucas Rossi – Systematic [Dopamine Music]
Hosini – Capella [Anjunadeep]
Geju & Iorie – Less Sleep (Andre P & Droomie Remix) [Leveldva]
Markus Guentner – Look At Me [Affin]

from Ingo Vogelmann Sounds soundcloud.com/vogelmann/lightworks-mountain-tales-i

Live At Beat Carousel – Pearl Club, Essen, Germany – 09 March 2019

Live recording from a very rare gig in my home town, Essen.

TRACKLIST

Adriatique – Voices From The Dawn
D-Nox & Beckers – Polyacid
Booka Shade – Sacred
Emi Galvan – Dopamine
Moonwalk – Fatima
D-Nox & K.A.L.I.L. – The Seed (Stan Kolev & Matan Caspi Remix)
Juan Deminicis – Aldebaran
Hoten – Blòt (Mark Craven Remix)
Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp (Maceo Plex Edit)
Ezequiel Arias & Artfaq – Babel [Replug]
Betoko & Haze-M – Trittonia (Monastetiq Remix)
Ingo Vogelmann – Empire On Fire
Kotelett & Zadak – Zarmina
Pete Tong & John Monkman – Placebo
D-Nox & Beckers – Polyacid (Navar Remix)
London Grammar – Rooting For You (Tripswitch Unofficial Remix)
Betoko & Sezer Uysal – Double Two
Ben Archbold – SDB (Chris Cargo Remix)
Ezequiel Arias & Artfaq – Polaroid
ARTBAT – Sand In Your Shoes
Stan Kolev – Listen (Austin Pettit Remix)
Jon Hopkins – Singularity (ANNA Remix)
Analog Jungs – Universe (Antrim Remix)
Ben Böhmer – Dissensions (Wood Remix)
ARTBAT – Papillon
Funkstate – Plexo
Giorgia Angiuli – Pink Bubble
Cherry (UA) – My Space
D-Nox & Beckers & Santiago Franch – Radiation (Binaryh Remix) [Sublime Records]
Luke Brancaccio & Simon Berry – I Hear This (Yotto Remix)
DJ Zombi – Breakfast Of Champion (D-Nox & K.A.L.I.L. Remix) [Beat Boutique]
Fideles & Flu – Heading North
Black Coffee Feat. Msaki – Wish You Were Here (Bedouin Remix)
Kasper Koman – March
Kamilo Sanclemente & Dabeat – Implant (Kasper Koman Remix)
Juan Deminicis – Free Energy
Michael Hooker – Slanted Perceptions (Theo Schmitt Re-Work) [ReSound Music]
Emi Galvan – Wake Up [Movement Recordings]
Hidden Empire – Hummus
Avoure – Aura
Nhar – Blue Flame
Hidden Empire – Black Beauty
Avasono – Riells (Ziger Remix) [MNL]

from Ingo Vogelmann Sounds soundcloud.com/vogelmann/live-at-beat-carousel-pearl-club-essen-…