Fairly new to this process so forgive my knowledge
I have purchased the Scarlett 8i6 as my audio interface, inputs using Guitar and Mic are fine however I’m struggling to send my Roland Drums (TD17KVX) thru at an acceptable volume when monitoring them on headphones via the focusrite.
I have the drums on a USB sending midi to the DAW (Reaper) using EZ Drummer 2. Works flawlessly apart from the volume being sent to the headphones coming from the Focusrite. When clicking the drum in EZ Drummer the volume is perfect it is just when striking the physical pad on my kit.
Obviously increasing the gain in ED2 or Reaper on the mixer will result in clipping, it is almost as if the Roland is not sending the full signal across. I have checked my pad settings in Reaper playing soft/mid/hard and the midi notes are fine between the range 0-127.
In Reaper i have the Focusrite set as my audio interface .
Also when connecting the module to EZD2 should i be connecting module to audio interface (via midi cable) or as I am currently doing module directly to pc ?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer,
I have exactly the same problem!
I use de TD-17 pads to play EZD2 in Ableton. MIDI notes are transmitted via USB connection directly plugged into the computer. Indeed EZD2 is playing everything I play but not at the good velocities, all notes are too low…
I’ve checked everything into the TD-17, into Ableton, into EZD2 and even the Audio/Midi Setup into the computer. Unfortunately it doesn’t work and the MIDI notes are still too low about the velocities…
I hope somebody will help us, from my point of you it comes from EZD2 which does not receive correctly the velocity from the TD-17.
Sorry, I did not help you… Just asking for help me too.
Both of us may be more efficient…
Thanks in advance for any help!
Had the same problem on my TD-17, although with Superior Drummer 3.
There are two ways to solve this problem:
1. Increase sensitivity of the trigger inputs on the TD-17 module. This will result in higher volume when you play your drums on their own (i.e. without EZD2).
For example: default sensitivity for cymbals on TD-17 is 7 (if I remember correctly). I had to increase this number to between 9 and 11 to get decent sound.
2. Use MIDI presets and “translate” to higher velocities in the presets. This was possible in SD3, I’m not sure if EZD2 can do that.
Please let me know if you need more information.
Read the manual regarding the USB-Audio gain setting in the module….
It’s not USB audio gain settings. The problem is with the velocity of MIDI notes sent from TD-17 to SD3. Anyhoo, that’s solved now.