MIDI

MIDI protocol, including both hardware and software, is a key connecting element in triggering VSTs.

Typical note mapping:
MIDI map
 TD-11
   (F#0 = Crash 1 Edge)
   D1 = snare
   E1 = snare rim
  F1 = tom 3
   G1 = Tom 3
   A1 = tom 2
   B1 = tom 2 rim
   C2 = tom 1
   C#2 = Crash 1 Bow
   D2 = tom 1 rim
   D#2 = Ride Bow
   E2 = Crash 2 Edge
   G2 = crash 1 edge
   A2 = Crash 2 Bow
   (A#3 = tom 3 rim)
  C#4 = tom 3 rim
  D#4 = tom 3 rim

  • (36) C1 - Bass Drum
  • (37) C#1 - Rimshot
  • (38) D1 - Snare Drum
  • (41) F1 - Low Tom 2
  • (42) F#1 - Closed Hi-hat
  • (43) G1 - Low Tom 1
  • (44) G#1 - Pedal Hi-hat
  • (45) A1 - Mid Tom 2
  • (46) A#1 - Open Hi-hat
  • (47) B1 - Mid Tom 1
  • (48) C2 - High Tom 2
  • (49) C#2 - Crash Cymbal 1
  • (50) D2 - High Tom 1
  • (51) D#2 - Ride Cymbal 1
  • (53) F2 - Ride Bell
  • (55) G2 - Splash Cymbal
  • (56) G#2 - Cowbell
  • (57) A2 - Crash Cymbal 2

Windows 10 port restriction

Windows is reported to have an issue with a number of registered MIDI devices. This is limited to 10 and results in a funny situation. Once you have filled the slots, the new devices may not be recognized. This is particularly annoying when simply switching the same device to a different USB port.
Unused MIDI devices need to be removed to free up space for new ones.
The simplest solution for this is to open Device Manager, expand Audio Devices, and turn on Show Hidden Devices from the menu. Then simply "uninstall" the unused devices.
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