It would be seriously cool to be able to change instruments with the press of a pad on a second drumpad.
Right now you have to use numpad to skip to another instrument while playing drums live.
Just drumkits built from one break…introducing a second kit built from different hits in the break halfway through a song sounds sweet and adds nice variation, but you want to be able to switch instruments live while drumming without stopping to grab the mouse or press the keys on the keyboard…Maybe there are those numpads for partially blind people, they have bigger keys…easier to hit whilst drumming.
Normally, MIDI pads have specific notes assigned to them. There are pads that bring an attached software that allows you to change these notes. If all this is not possible, you can use the KangarooX120 or the Piano Roll Editor (Chord Builder) tools for that.
Hmm… not clear if we are talking about the same. I don’t want to change instruments by clicking on pads, I want to play different instruments on different pads. But I guess you mean the same as I have to switch the instrument in order to do this.
So if I understood correctly: Playing kick on Pad 1 and snare on Pad 2 is only possible with a sfz file or when I slice a drum beat, but not when kick is on instrument 1 and snare on instrument 2.
With KangarooX120 you can play more than one instrument at a time with two separate MIDI controllers. With Piano Roll Editor (Chord Builder) you can do more things still. You just have to route the controllers correctly with the MIDI input in the tool you use.