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Alesis SR18 as sound module for Strike Pro
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:49:50 PM »
Greetings from Costa Rica.
Iīve been playing live for more than 20 years using an SR16 and later an SR18 as sound modules for a DrumKat (incredible little machine) on top of my acoustic drums. I recently purchased a Strike Pro and even though the module is pretty powerful, I would like to hook up my SR18 using Midi or USB to the Strike Pro I guess that using the Strike module as an interface. I have read both manuals and I just canīt make it work. Can someone please help me?
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Re: Alesis SR18 as sound module for Strike Pro
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 10:13:39 PM »
Greetings from Costa Rica.
Iīve been playing live for more than 20 years using an SR16 and later an SR18 as sound modules for a DrumKat (incredible little machine) on top of my acoustic drums. I recently purchased a Strike Pro and even though the module is pretty powerful, I would like to hook up my SR18 using Midi or USB to the Strike Pro I guess that using the Strike module as an interface. I have read both manuals and I just canīt make it work. Can someone please help me?
 :-\

You won't find that info in the manuals...
You will need 5 pin MIDI cables and decide in which order and if you want to control  1,2 or  all in a MIDI loop..

As of v1.5 The module factory setting is OMNI..You can set the Module to receive on standard drum channel 10..(UTILITY > MIDI)
This is a GLOBAL setting..ALL VOICES WILL RECEIVE MIDI ON THIS CHANNEL...you can also enable or disable MIDI THRU and if NOTE OFF is sent....

Each VOICE has a separate MIDI channel and a MIDI note setting..
The MIDI channel setting is for outgoing MIDI...not incoming..incoming is set GLOBALLY under UTILITY.
The MIDI NOTE setting is the same NOTE assignment for both IN/Receive and OUT/Send.
For example If you assign 38 for the Snare..The VOICE will trigger if MIDI NOTE 38 is received..and also send out MIDI NOTE 38.Another example..you could set the Snare VOICE to MIDI Channel 1 and the Kick VOICE to MIDI Channel 2...and the SR16 set to receive the MIDI NOTE assigned on MIDI Channel 1 and the SR18 set to receive the MIDI NOTE assigned on MIDI Channel 2.
 
Select a Trigger...
Then Press Voice > FX/MIDI > MIDI..
From there you can assign/change the MIDI NOTE and also select a MIDI Channel for outgoing midi.
Once again.. Voices automatically receive MIDI at whichever MIDI CHANNEL was assigned under UTILITY which is a GLOBAL assignment.


For more info on the default MIDI map etc see this Topic..it's a couple years old but not much has changed

STRIKE MODULE Triggering using External Module/TMI/Controller