[doggiebox] multiple kits in a song?

Ben Kennedy ben at zygoat.ca
Tue Jul 22 18:06:05 EDT 2003


On 17 7 2003 at 11:31 am -0400, Carl Edlund Anderson wrote:

>In a sense, the Doggiebox 
>rationale suggests that to put together a percussion section like this, one 
>would really want to put together a percussion section: to load _3_ 
>seperate drum kits -- a rock kit, a congas etc kit, and a timbales etc. kit 
>-- which would appear simultaneously in the Drum Kit List pallette (though 
>labeled and grouped seperately).  Then one would proceed to compose your 
>Doggiebox song as normal, but conducting a section rather than a single 
>drummer/kit.

This is a great idea Carl, and a logical extension of the arrangement I
feebly described in an earlier message (April 7th):

>Here's a preview of one of my plans which I am going to try working up
>shortly:
>
>a) remove the "5 position" grid limitation and make it so that there are
>a user-definable number of grid positions (editable in the drum kit).
>b) make it possible to adjust the relationship and ordering of all
>elements of the drum kit, insofar as what drums might share which grid
>positions and layout.
>c) create a toggle-able setting in the song editor for how the drum kit
>is presented, switching between three modes:
>
>  i) "show all", which lists the entire kit in the margin with each drum
>in its own grid position, a la Virtual Drummer
>  ii) "show current", which is similar but hides all positions where
>there are no drums currently in use in the song.
>  iii) "show condensed", equivalent to the way things currently work,
>where various drums may share the same grid position if they do not conflict.
>
>In all three cases, there would be a direct visual alignment between the
>drum name/info and the gridline in the song editor which corresponds to
>it.  (That's not currently the case, as the kit is presently shown in a
>scrolling list independent of the song editor.)
>
>My thinking is that these view modes would provide flexibility between
>having an easy-to-navigate condensed score for people who like the
>current notation style, as well as a larger complete, grid-like layout
>for fuller control (and those who find the current "grouped" concept
>irritating).

Extending on this, we could then support an arbitrary number of kits in
the song whose instruments you could hide/reveal with disclosure
triangles or whatever.

-ben

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