HOWTO: Add a sound to an existing drumkit

Don't know if this has already been mentioned... Sometimes you just want to add one or two sounds to an existing drumkit. Since classic lift & drop does not work here, I discovered a workaround for this:

Lift the drumkit and drop it on tape. CAUTION: the beginning contains a lot of noise, it's the meta data of the drumkit! Don't modify that part! Go to the end of the tape portion, and record the sounds you want to add to the drumkit (you may also cut some existing sounds you don't need to get some extra sample time). Be careful not to exceed the maximum drumkit sample length of 12 seconds. When done, join the new recorded slices to the rest of the drumkit (SHIFT + CUT). Then lift and drop back into DRUM mode. Now you just need to map the new sounds to the keys (adjust sample start and end points, etc.).

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  • I've been looking for a way to do this for such a looooong time !!!!
    Thank you @Motone !!!!!

    Please add this to the Tips and Tricks thread so that this brilliant technique doesn't get lost !
  • edited December 2016
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  • Nice. I actually posted a while back asking if this was possible and nobody suggested this! 

    I tried it out yesterday and it's definitely easier to add new sounds onto the end (vs. replacing/adding a sound in the middle of thie kit) so you don't have to remap all the keys again. 
  • I'm not sure I follow the whole procedure. If someone could post a YouTube video, that would be very appreciated.

    The things I didn't get (say I have a drumkit with the first 7 keys occupied by samples):
    (1) how exactly do I "lift the drumkit and drop it on tape"?
    (2) how exactly do I "lift and drop back into drum mode"?

    … Again, a YouTube video can often be more effective than large chunks of text :)
  • Mammakatt said:

    I'm not sure I follow the whole procedure. If someone could post a YouTube video, that would be very appreciated.


    The things I didn't get (say I have a drumkit with the first 7 keys occupied by samples):
    (1) how exactly do I "lift the drumkit and drop it on tape"?
    (2) how exactly do I "lift and drop back into drum mode"?

    … Again, a YouTube video can often be more effective than large chunks of text :)
    Literally use the lift and drop button, lift from sampler, drop in tape, add sounds, merge tape track, lift and drop back to sampler
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