Kyub Demo Tutorial 2
on Propellerhead Reason
How to duplicate the Oke-drum demo
Start by loading the Oke-drum program into your Kyub, It turns the Kyub into a quantized dual instrument controller.
As before, I like to start with a blank slate. Go to the File menu/New from Template/ Empty Plus FX (see below)
Now delete all the FX's by right clicking on the device and selecting Delete Devices and Tracks (Oops-highlight the selection above what is highlighted below).
Right-click on the black empty area of the rack and select Create Instrument (you can see a little of the black in the above image).
In the menu that comes up, root around until you find ALL Instrument Patches (this is in a box level with the three orange cubes of the reason logo)/Guitar and Plucked.
Look in that folder for Hand Percussion Skin and Clay
Here is the menu you will see.
Okay, now create a second instrument doing the same thing but using the directory of Bells and Mallets
And Polystyrene Bells (who comes up with these names--these are clearly Polypropylene Bells)
Do this once again with any old instrument. For some reason MIDI leaks through the rack and you need to catch it in a lower most instrument. Set the volume of this lowermost instrument to zero.
You should now have two Combinators and something else below that like this.
Scroll all the way to the top of the rack and press the Advanced MIDI button (to row far right as shown below). It should look something like this:
Play the Kyub in a few orientations to confirm that MIDI is coming in on Bus A channel 4 and channel 6. If you are not seeing anything you may need to go to Edit/Preferences/Advanced and set Bus A to the Teensy MIDI.
Okay, now pull down the menu bar (down arrow button) next to Channels 4 and 6 and set them to the Combinator 1 In and Combinator 2 In respectively. For some reason channel 6 now reads Percussion. Okay--it is percussion.
Now you should in business. Start playing with the Kyub tipped to get just the bells, Kyub upright to get bells and drums.
Note that I have the fast ASIO4All drivers (if you don't have this an ASIO driver and your sound card supports ASIO, you can download ASIO4All for free--it is much faster than the windows drivers).
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