My guitar amp simulation software of choice has been BIAS FX 2 on my iPad (https://www.positivegrid.com/bias-fx-mobile/) and it's pretty great, but I'm starting to get the point where I'm outgrowing the iPad for what I want to do, I think. I've bought a selection of BIAS FX 2 stuff on desktop, and it comes with Audio Units plugins that you can use in GarageBand and such.
It turns out you can get a 90-day trial of Logic Pro, so I'm giving that a red hot go and we'll see if I can manage to make some sort of song! I recorded some drums earlier today but my biggest issue there is keeping in time, even with a metronome going. 😛
@futzle Actually I have a question about that, if I might! Just to make sure I'm understanding this right...
It seems like I'd need to have a USB recording interface that the V-Drums plug _back_ into and I'd be recording in Logic just as a standard audio track, but it'd be playing the notes I recorded originally as MIDI, right?
@virtualwolf It depends. What’s your current setup? Where does the audio travel once it leaves your drum kit?
@futzle Ah actually, nevermind! I just found out that the drum kit supports both sending and receiving MIDI and USB audio, you just need a driver for the latter, which I hadn't installed: https://rolandus.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045194431-TD-17-What-the-USB-allows-me-to-do-with-the-TD-17-
(Also, colour me surprised that they've got an Apple Silicon-native version of it.)
This page was helpful for getting my head around it too: https://www.midi.org/midi-articles/how-to-record-midi-instruments
@virtualwolf Yeah, that’s the ideal setup if your equipment supports it, I was leading up to asking if it worked on your drum kit.
Most of the time I plug it into my PC using midi-over-usb, where the midi can be used to trigger sounds from EZ Drummer software, which I reckon sounds good.
Sometimes I record into a Tascam Portastudio instead, and for that I just run the analogue line out from the TD-11K into the Tascam.
I think the sounds right out of the Roland head are pretty good on their own, especially if you tweak a custom kit preset to your liking.
Using the line out doesn't allow me to do as much with the track in post, but for me that can be a blessing.
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