Thanks all for the replies. Just getting back with this after looking at the posts and messing around a little more with Renoise and Drumkat. As far as I can tell it doesn’t look like it’s possible to only cut the open hi-hat sample when a foot or closed hi-hat sample is played. I’m a little surprised this isn’t possible. Seems like a needed function for anyone wanting to track drums live using Renoise instrument.
kazakore and E.H.V.A.H. SDC:
I’m using loop forward so that sample plays from beginning to end. It looks like the ways I can do it is use loop forward, use a volume envelope as E.H.V.A.H. SDC mentioned, never transmit note off from Drumkat, or set Drumkat gate time (transmits note off) equivalent to samples play back time.
Setting loop forward seemed to be the easiest as each other method had drawbacks. With loop forward all I had to do was select all samples in instrument and set loop forward once and I was done.
Using a volume envelope as E.H.V.A.H. SDC mentioned would work but requires more work because I would have to set envelope time for each sample equal to the samples time. And besides being a little more time consuming its also trial and error to get the timing correct.
Never transmitting note off from Drumkat is easy enough, but I wasn’t sure if this has any negative impact on Renoise other than the notes still showing up in the Sample Keyzones screen as on. Perhaps this would also mess up Autoseek but haven’t tried it yet. I know that the Korg M3 gets hosed up after a while if I don’t transmit note off data.
Setting the gate time on Drumkat would require the same process as setting up a volume envelope in Renoise but even more time consuming because I would have to adjust it for every pad on the Drumkat every time the samples changed such as loading a different drum instrument in Renoise, or create a large number of kits in the Drumkat.
E.H.V.A.H. SDC if you can post link to video by vV to get more ideas that would be appreciated. I searched but could not find it.
Looked through Drumkat manual at the different hi-hat setups but didn’t seem to find anything that would solve this problem. Drumkat it really programmable, way more then I use. I’m guessing that the open hat choke thing is usually taken care of in the sound module. This is the first time I’ve come across this problem.
I’m horrible when it comes manually programming things. So basically I was looking to play the drum loops live which is where this problem stems from.
Thanks again for responses and any other suggestions would be appreciated. Perhaps I should add a feature request for mute groups (is that what it is called, mute groups?). Not sure how many other people would benefit for something like this and in what other ways it could be used.