Garageband and Crimson II hi-hat pedal not working

Garageband and Crimson II hi-hat pedal not working: triggers fine from analog out- with head sounds. Via usb, running through Mainstage- i was able to specify “v-drums” in drum designer- and it works there. Do I need to upgrade to Logic- to get this functionality? Drum designer is a dead link in garageband. Anyone else?
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  • Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for posting. 

    Just to clarify, are you trying to trigger the module's internal sounds, or are you trying to trigger sounds from a plugin within your DAW?
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  • Its connected via USB. I’m triggering garagebands drumsets. Crimson II IS acting as a midi input in thisscwnario. I found a little bit more about this. I can get it to work- but it won’t completely “close” the hh. AND- the curve is way off- meaning most of the down step is irrelevant. It’s only effective towards the end of the stomp- and even then, its mushy. If i press too hard- it cancels the garageband note - and no note will play- if i hold down on the hh Foot pedal hand hit the hh cymbal. This *should* trigger a closed hh note. I will note that a midi to usb adapter returns the exact same result. Please not that i can get this to work in mainstage- i just think garageband is missing some adjustability with this type of midi expression pedal type. I’m also connected to a midi keyboard that has an expression dial- and this will correctly perform the hh function.

    Hoping to find someone that has gotten this to work with garageband & crimson II. I also adjusted the mechanical stopper on the hh pedal- so it will stop before reaching the bottom. Its a little better- but that amount of fine tuning given for that option is way too little to make a difference.
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  • Interesting. Have you tried using your module within another DAW? Does it exhibit the same behavior?
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  • Again- no issues with mainstage- on the same system. I do have to specify “v-drums” in the options for the drum set- in the “channel strip”.

    The elevated hardware options don’t seem to be present in garageband. This seems to be a limitation of either GB OR the aleisis midi output. I haven’t tried on another system. Has anyone used GB with this set? I can’t be alone!
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  • I found a cheap workaround that at least gets the open hihat and hihat pedal hits to work in Logic, and I would assume in Garageband since the workaround is in the Alesis drum module, and not in the DAW. No luck with striking the hihat with pedal closed, anybody please respond if you find a solution.

    All I did was change the midi notes on the drum module, here is how:

    On the Crimson II advanced drum module
    "MENU" button
    "DOWN" button to highlight "TRIGGER" option, and hit "ENTER" button.
    "DOWN" button to highlight "MIDI NOTE" option and use the left and right arrow buttons to change the midi note number.
    Strike the hihat pedal with your foot and change the number to "44"
    Strike the hihat cymbal and change the number to "46"

    This worked for me using Logic Pro X Version 10.4.1, hope it works for anybody else struggling with this issue!
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