Hello! I've had my Montage 8 for a week and love it. I am still figuring out what it can do and have not been able to figure this problem out....
I would like to use a premade midi drum track for a song (I.e., The final countdown), load it to my montage and have a drum track. The midi tracks closely simulate all the fill-ins and timing changes of the original songs. I see the premade tracks as an easy shortcut to get a close to real as possible backing track for drums. Programming in each individual part of the drum tracks (verse, chorus, bridge and solo) would be tedious and, in my mind, the end result would be lacking of uniqueness. I understand the midi file would contain only one track and I'd export as a type0 midi file. Does anyone have any idea on how I'd accomplish this task?
I have exported type0 midi drum tracks from Reaper and loaded them to my Montage formatted USB flash drive. I've checked to make sure that midi bass, snare and cymbal triggers fall on the right keys for the drum kit I select. I am not sure if Reaper is exporting a readable file to the Montage but when I "play" the midi, It shows correct time and time signature but it doesn't seem to trigger midi (next to volume control) on the performance screen. After the file is loaded, I load a Montage drum kit into the performance. I am sure that after this point, I have no clue as to what to do because nothing I've done so far has worked.
Any tips (midi or wav solutions) on how to get full song drum tracks to play as part of the performance? The end result would be for me to use the scenes to change the performance parts sounds through out the song. Once again, an thoughts would be helpful. Perhaps I am trying to do something that isn't even possible.