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Logic won't recorgnize Hihat controller on my Alesis Dm10

I have an Alesis dm10. I am using Logic X pro. I plug the Dm10 machine via usb to my computer and logic identifies each drum with the Drum Design plugin. But it won't recognize the HH controller. When i step on it, it does sound like i closed the HH but when i close it and i hit the high hat it sounds like it still unpressed. Please Help. Also how can i mess around with the mapping of each drum and cymbals? one of the cymbals sounds like a snare. Thanks!

I am using:
Logic x pro 10.2.0
MacPro (late 2013)
3.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5
12 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC
OS yosemite 10.10.1
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  • Hello Miguel,

    Thanks for the post. I'd like to help! You can't change the MIDI note #'s for the Hi-Hat and cymbals. Basically, it was decided to keep these static since there are multiple zones per instrument, and some of those zones are hidden from the user entirely. For example, the ride edge zone, the user can’t adjust anything with that zone. Similarly, the HiHat zones (open, closed, 1⁄2 open), would also be difficult to deal with. All in all, it’s just a design decision to make things easier. They’re mapped to the general MIDI note numbers.

    Also, perform a calibration on your kit. After performing a calibration, try entering at the HiHat TRIM Menu: Open: 40, Closed: 60.

    Calibrating the Hi-Hat Pedal

    To calibrate the hi-hat pedal:

    1.) Connect the hi-hat pedal to the module but do not press it down.
    2.) On the module, press EXT TRIG.
    3.) Use the CURSOR UP / DOWN buttons to highlight the "Input" field at the top of the screen then use the VALUE UP / DOWN buttons or VALUE DIAL to select "HiHat."
    4.) Press CAL (F1).
    5.) With the hi-hat pedal completely raised ("open"), press OPEN (F1) and wait for a message saying the process is complete.
    5.) With the hi-hat pedal completely pressed ("closed"), press CLOS (F2) and wait for a message saying the process is complete.
    6.) If you want to fine-tune how the module detects your pedal's "open" and "closed" positions, press TRIM (F3). Use the CURSOR UP / DOWN buttons to select "Open" or "Closed" and use the VALUE UP / DOWN buttons or VALUE DIAL to adjust the setting. (Tip: Increasing the "Closed" value makes it easier to close the hi-hat or "choke" it.)
    7.) If you want to adjust the response curve of the pedal, press CURV (F4). Use the VALUE UP / DOWN buttons or VALUE DIAL to select the curve that best suits your playing style.
    (Tip: We recommend using LINEAR, LOG1 or LOG2 for conventional hi-hat performance.)
    8.) When you have adjusted the hi-hat settings to your preference, press EXIT to exit the calibration page (or press DRUM KIT to return to the main screen).
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  • This does not seem to work I would love to solve this!
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  • I have the same problem. from what I have read weeding through all the posts is it may be related to a firmware upgrade??? I can get it to work if I use EZ Drummer but I would rather just use the drums in Logic Pro X
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    You have to change the setting on your Producer Drum Kit Input mapping. As seen in the picture, on the bottom left hand corner, there's an arrow that gives you more options. Change the Input Mapping from GM to V-Drum.

    Your Hihat pedal should work like you would expect it to now.

    Also, watch this video for a complete guide on how to set up the Dm-10 with Logic

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wo_w...

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    • Now if someone can help me figure out why my Hi-hat pedal glitches all the time, then we'd really have something going. ;)
    • Hi Jeff,

      If your hi-hat is glitching, you might be experiencing latency. Every recording program has an options, settings or preferences page where the user can adjust the buffer size. Buffer size governs the amount of time the computer is given to respond to requests (for audio processing in this case).  The larger the buffer size, the more time the computer has to respond.  Large buffer sizes allow the computer to handle more work without choking.  This prevents pops, clicks, chattering and skipping caused by an overloaded processor, but at the cost of higher latency.  Smaller buffer sizes reduce the overall amount of work the computer can handle, but it can do so with lower latency. Latency refers to the time it takes the computer to respond to input.  If latency is high, signals routed into the computer and back out to speakers or headphones may be audibly delayed.

      Refer to this helpful article regarding how to optimizing your system, improve performance, and manage latency: Optimizing Your System, Improving Performance, and Managing Latency

      If you still experience the issue after this, you may want to contact your nearest Support Office for one-on-one troubleshooting. Their contact information will be found on that page.

      I hope this helps!
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  • how about for garageband? I have a crimson 2 with Firmware 1.2. I can get it to work in Mainstage 3, and I even tried importing the channel strip, but I believe it is because drum settings ( like the one Jeff Peterson over 2 years ago) does not appear to be available in GB. I guess it is in Logic. I could use some mapping software i guess, but this is really a dumb problem...
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  • I have the same problem :( Unfortunately the Crimson 2 seems not to work with Garageband. I want to try using the Pro Logic X but I am not sure if this is going to work well
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  • also this topic seems to be related:

    http://community.alesis.com/alesis/to...

    my comment- related to this issue:

    Hi. I'm having the same issue. I suspect the issue is that Garageband does not allow access to the "drum designer" tool. You can select a midi based drumset, but cannot fine tune the hardware options, one of which would allow for you to choose "vdrums" and allow the "mod" of using your hhat pedal. I can get my crimson 2 to work properly with Mainstage 3, because it has this level of control. I suspect that Logic has this granularity, but I don't have Logic, hence I can't try it out.

    Requests and this explanation to both Alesis and Apple have gotten no where. I don't see why no one can or will try out the Crimson 2 on Logic and let us know the issue. I've clearly asked for them both to do this. I'm glad others are seeing this issue now too, so I'm not 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. But 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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