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MIDI to Garageband - how to get cymbal choke working

Hi,

I have a Surge Mesh kit.

I'm new to e-drums (all drums actually), and have figured out how to get it connected to my Macbook via both direct USB or MIDI cable to a Behringer UMC404HD. I am able to add a software instrument track, pick a drum kit and record - and it seems to work great.

One thing that doesn't work is that grabbing the cymbal choke doesn't mute the crash and ride when connected through MIDI.

When I use the headphone or audio out on the module, choke works fine.

Thanks!!!

-Ray
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  • Hello, Ryarya

    Thanks for posting!

    Looks like the pads are working just fine, but depending on Garageband's instruments, they may not react to that type of message when recording. When you choke a cymbal, it sends a MIDI cc note on/off message that chokes the cymbal, most drum VST's out there will receive the message just fine and you will get a choke response. I would recommend reaching out to their support team to see if this is something that is enabled in the software, as long as the cymbal is working on its own the drum kit is doing its job :)

    Hope this helps! 
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  • Thanks for the quick response!

    I'm hoping someone here has run into this problem and figured it out. Seems like someone must have seen it!, Anyone?

    (Not sure what my odds are of getting support from Apple, but guessing not good)
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