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How do layers work?

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Apple_jack
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Joined: 04/17/2010

A noob question.. How do layers in kits work? Is it like this: when the sound of drum is low programm is using one layer, and when it is high - another one etc.?

schiavoni
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Hi Apple Jack

Layers Are assigned with the beat velocity.
Velocity in midi means how weak or strong is the beat.
In your pattern editor you have a velocity rule, ok?

For instance, if you have two samples you have to drag their bondarie to separate the both samples. The left one will sound if the beat is weak and the right one on the strong.

And that's it.

This hydrogen user (not me) made a tutorial:
http://briansbedroom.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-to-make-hydrogen-drumkit_2...

Fl?vio Schiavoni

Brian
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Joined: 04/17/2010

Basically you have several sounds linked to one instrument. If the velocity is set to low, the quiet layer will play. If the velocity is set to high, the loud layer will play.

Here is a clickable link to my tutorial: http://briansbedroom.org/hydrogen-drum-kits/how-to-make-a-hydrogen-drumkit/

This how it is supposed to work, however it is not always the case. For example the ride cymbal in the YamahaVintageKit, uses the bell for loud velocities and the side of the cymbal for quiet velocities.

Hope that helps,
Brian

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