ReaSamplOmatic5000 Midi Choke Hi-Hat
How to use Reaper to create drums in ReaSamplOmatic5000 Midi Choke Hi-Hat.
Creating your own instruments in Reaper is quite a simple exercise when you know how.
Using Reaper’s built in sampler, ReasamplOmatic5000 we can build complex instruments.
Today I’m going to run through creating a simple drum kit. This will include a hi-hat choke using Reaper’s built in Midi ChokeJS plugin.
1st let’s load up ReasampOmatic and get some samples loaded.
Loading Samples into ReasamplOmatic5000
Once we have found and appropriate sample: In this case a kick drum that I sampled from the RM1x Groovebox made by Yamaha.
You will have noticed from the image below I have renamed our kick sample to Kick 1
As you can see from the image below I have loaded 4 new samples: To do this follow step 1 and complete each step. when it comes to changing notes make sure you use different notes for each sample as shown in the following 4 images: C1(24) = Kick D1(26)=Snare F#1(30)=Closed Hi Hat and G#1(32)=Open Hi Hat
Adding more samples for more Drum Hits: ReaSamplOmatic5000 Midi Choke Hi-Hat
Step 3: ReaSamplOmatic5000 Midi Choke Hi-Hat
Once we have our samples loaded
When it comes to drum kits we might want do some things that normal drum kits do.
Choke: This is what happens when a HIhat closes – if we don’t set this kit up with a choke then our Open Hi Hat will keep sounding whilst the closed hi hait plays – this is not ideal.
To fix this we are going to use Midi Choke JS in Reaper.
On the same track as out samples open the FX window.
Type Midi Choke in the filter bar and load the effect.
Whenever we use Midi plugins:
When you load a midi plugin on a track that already has a VST instrument you will need to move the Midi effect to the beginning of the chain in order for it to influence the instrument.
Using Left Click and Drag:
We can reposition the Midi Effect to the beginning.
As you can see below we now have JS:Midi Choke at the front of out chain.
Setting Up Midi Choke:
Creating a ReaSamplOmatic5000 Midi Choke Hi-Hat with JS: Midi Choke Plugin.
When you open up Piano Roll:
You will see that each Key will have been renamed to the sample that you loaded in.
To change this left click on the key and rename it to suit your needs. This is good practice for when you are writing drum beats.
ReasamplOmatci5000 has another way to import:
You can import directly from your Reaper project.
This maybe be helpful if you wish to save the kit.
- Create Folder with Tracks
On the last track: Last Track in Folder
Click Folder Icon on the last track and Cyle through until it changes to Track is last in folder.
Drum Track: ReaSamplOmatic5000 Midi Choke Hi-Hat
Add a new track – Open FX and add JS:Midi Choke followed by ReasamplOmatic5000
Repeat this for all your imported samples and then follow the steps from Step 1 to create links to notes on keys.
Rename Tracks and Folders:
Collapse Folders: Shrink folders
Now we have our Folder with our samples organised and loaded into ReasamplOmatic5000 we can now mute the samples folder and hide all the tracks.
Saving Drum Kit:
If we want to use our drumkit elsewhere or share we can save it as a project.
You could also make a track template which you can use in another project.