I am pretty new at SS but as a drummer, I had to know how to do this too! I hope my method illustrated below is a good way to do it. I'm new around here. ;-) It worked for me!
I made a couple of Ableton Live livesets you can try out. No programming on SS needed, just choose the NOTE scene in Standalone mode.
In LIVE, use SSCOM1 in Prefs> MIDI for SS>Ableton communication
Drag any LIVE drumkit to a new MIDI Track.
In the 1st liveset,I added a MIDI pitch effect (-24) before the drumkit which transposes the MIDI notes the drum kit is looking for to keys on SS
I used the stock NOTE scene in my SoftStep in Standalone mode
Boom! Kick drum with my feet! Awesome.
If you turn on the "hot swap" button on the chosen kit, you can easily swap out kits. You can also drag samples to quickly replace existing drum sounds.
How about something a bit trickier, but still using stock standalone scenes?
In the 2nd liveset I am attaching, I have multiple kits in multiple MIDI tracks each with the same midi pitch plugin as the first example. I also assigned MIDI control to the mutes for each kit to keys used on the SS in TOGL mode. Hit the Nav keys to pull up the TOGL scene and keys 1,2 and 3 will mute/unmute kits for layering and auditioning of drum sounds. Switch back to NOTE mode to play the sounds. I assigned MIDI control to the mutes by going into MIDI mapping mode in LIVE, selecting the mute button of choice, and then selecting a footpad in TOGL mode.
Hope this helps.
- SSDrumPadsetCHmutesT Project.zip
- Ableton LIve 8.2.2 liveset showing SoftStep drumpad with Standalone NOTE scene plus TOGL mode allows mute/unmute of multiple kits.
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- SSDrumPadsetCH Project.zip
- Ableton LIve 8.2.2 liveset showing SoftStep drumpad with Standalone NOTE scene
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