In this tip I will show you how I beefed up a Dr Octo Rex drum loop by using it to trigger pads on a Kong Drum designer.
Triggering the Kong
- Input Gain: 0
- Threshold; ~-36db
- Ratio: between 16:1 and inf
One advantage to doing it this way is you can arrange the slices in your track however you want and the Kong snare and kick will always follow along, since they are being triggered by the audio.
Here is a little demo of the finished patch, which I have included for you to download below. There are two caveats to this technique though.
- You may have to play around with the input gain and threshold parameters to get the Kong pad to trigger.
- You may have to get rid of the velocity parameters on the Kong Pad like this: