Using External MIDI Device To Trigger Sounds In Strike Multipad

How Does one Midi Into Strike Multipad to trigger sounds? I want to use it as a sound module (eg trigger by miding out from another drum module). It only seems to be able to receive program changes for the kit up or down, and send midi information. However, what about triggering SMP kit sounds from a remote drum module, keyboard or midi sequencer?
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  • Hello, Tracy

    Thanks for posting! 

    Yes, the Strike Multipad can receive MIDI from keyboards and synthesizers to trigger its internal sounds. If you are not receiving MIDI CC notes, go to your Utility settings and make sure they look like this:

    Global MIDI Channel: 1
    MIDI Sync: Internal
    Local Control: On
    MIDI Thru: Off
    Program Change Switch: On
    5-Pin MIDI to USB: Off

    In this scenario, I am using a Keyboard with a 5-Pin MIDI output with a power supply and it works like a charm :) 

    As long as your keyboard is sending MIDI on Channel 1, you should be all set! Make sure you try different Octaves on your keyboard as well since different kits will have a variety of CC notes assigned to the pads. 

    Hope this helps! 
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    Thanks, Criss. That did the trick. I hooked up my 88 key controller and found where the notes are that I needed. I appreciate your help.
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  • Tracy and Criss - I'm curious

    Can kits have more than 9 pads + 5 Trigger Inputs +1 hihat close = 15 sounds?

    I haven't bought the SMP yet, but I was thinking of connecting my Control Pad to it for 8 additional triggers.

    Is this possible? I can't see from the manual where you would assign midi notes that are not assigned to pads or trigger inputs.
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  • Hello, Dave 

    Thanks for posting! 

    This is not a feature since there are no "Floating" CC notes. You can only assign sounds to the pads or trigger inputs on the back of the module, you could try to find a cable splitter since inputs 2/3 and 4/5 are treated as individual triggers in the pad settings. So yes, in total you would have 15 CC notes you can assign sounds to. 

    Maybe other forum members have tried using the Footswitch inputs to trigger sounds as well. These inputs are meant for momentary footswitches, not pads so it's not officially supported but it might work. 

    Hope this helps! 
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    Thanks Criss!

    This answers the question but makes the purchase less desirable.
    I was hoping to use the SMP as a single sound source for my kit and replace my DM10 module completely. But I have a full DM10 kit with five dual zone pads single zone Bass and two Control pads. So 27 trigger inputs, not counting cymbals.

    As you know with the DM10 has notes 25 through 91 already set for each kit so I have no trouble triggering additional sounds from the control pads.

    One module would be more convenient than two. But this looks like I need two modules to get the sampler features of the SPM and the number of pad inputs I currently use.

    If you are in contact with the SPM product developers, I'd recommend this as a fantastically useful software feature update.
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  • Hello, Dave 

    I can definitely submit this request for you :) However, keep in mind this is meant to be an accessory on a kit, not supply enough inputs for a full drumkit, though you could connect enough pads to make a small electronic trap kit. 

    Thank you for your feedback! 
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