Instrument Custom Map Notepad++

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Instrument Custom Map Notepad++

Post by banzailoco » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:33 pm

(For making a custom map in a spreadsheet read CREATING CUSTOM DRUM MAPS (ADVANCED) on page 103, 104 for Mix7 and 83,84 for Mix8 of the manual)

How to make an instrument custom map using Notepad++.

1. Find the note on the piano roll and get the midi number.

For this one go all the way down to MIDI note to pitch table -> RMouse click -> Saved Image As... ... e/MIDI.htm

2. In Notepad++ write the midi number of the note and then the custom name.


35 Bass Drum
36 Bass Drum 1
37 Side Stick
38 Snare
39 Hand Clap
40 Snare
41 Low Floor Tom
43 High Floor Tom
44 Pedal Hi-Hat
45 Low Tom
46 Open Hi-Hat
47 Low-Mid Tom

3. Saved as "name of your instrument".txt in C:\ProgramData\Acoustica\Mixcraft\drum-maps7

Ex: DR_910.txt

4. In Notepad++ Open Mixcraft-Log.txt (C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Acoustica\Mixcraft) and find the VST GUID number.

Ex: Search -> Find -> DR-910

17:04:47 [334 mils] : VST: C:\Program Files (x86)\VST\MaxSynths_DR-910\MaxSynths DR-910\DR-910.dll
17:04:47 [335 mils] : VST found in registry.
17:04:47 [335 mils] : {46773351-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

DR-910 VST GUID number {46773351-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

-------Important make a copy of your file--------

5. In Notepad++ open Default-Drum-Mapping.csv (C:\ProgramData\Acoustica\Mixcraft\drum-maps7) and at the bottom line write the Map File name,VST GUID,VST Name,Preset #,Comments

You can write the line in one of the following syntax.




Important for the Preset, if you put a number it wont auto-load the map.

Ex: DR_910.txt,{46773351-0000-0000-0000-000000000000},DR-910,12,DR-910

You need to put -, /, letters ABC in front of the number.

Ex: DR_910.txt,{46773351-0000-0000-0000-000000000000},DR-910,ABC12,DR-910

Unless you have a vst with various instruments, it does do anything.

From Greg

The preset number chooses the preset in the virtual instrument that you want to use for this drum map.

For example, Vox Percussion is preset #62 in the CSV file, because if you look at the presets for Acoustica

Expanded Instruments, Vox Percussion is preset #62.
6. Save your file.

BANZAI \ :) /

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