j_e_f_f_g wrote:I'll try building eDrummer for the Rpi
Are you using hydrogen to load a kit that you play via pads? Or is hydrogen itself playing the (sequenced) beats? If the former, then eDrummer already is designed for that. Phil was having the same problems as you. He was trying various linux programs for live drum triggering and he just couldn't get the latency low enough. (But note Phil is very fussy. He actually has a measuring setup he uses to test latency down to microseconds. He's obsessive... and I love that. He went from 9 ms latency with a jack app down to 2 ms latency with edrummer playing the same kit on the same hardware. He's happy). If you're interested let me know, and I can work with you to get a setup tuned to your system. But I don't have a pii, so you either need to compile source on your pii, or have someone willing to do it (maybe auto).
edrummer is based on my gig software of a drumbox, which plays various drum patterns programmed into it. I've gigged with it about 4x a week for the past 4 years. (My Windows version 3 years -- Linux version 1). If you use hydrogen to play sequenced beats, then you may want to become the first beta tester for "eRhythm", a varient on drumbox that loads a MIDI file of a drumbeat and plays it back on a sampled kit like eDrummer. I anticipate something available within a week from someone serious about beta testing.
Let me know if you're interested.
Apologies for coming in late to this post but I'm am looking to create an electronic drum kit that I sit at and play myself. Once I get that sorted I would like to create a sampler [the box that changes the 'notes' on each pad that I hit]. I am very new to rPi and no experience with Arduino and not knowing where to start I am just chasing some pointers to create this: http://www.jbhifi.com.au/musical-instru ... sku-99893/
Ambitious much? lol But that's the general idea. Basically I want to be able to sit at a set of drums and play and have the sound routed to my headphones. If you make the actual pads themselves with piezo pressure sensors [http://arduinodrumkit.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/video-3-piece-drum-kit-demo-with-prototype-drum-pads/] and set them all up as if they were an actual drumkit what logistical issues would I expect to encounter?
Eventually I'd like to also be able to change the 'sound samples' on each pad to whatever I feel like at the time and maybe even set up variety of customisable presets - for example change them all to bongo drums of differing pitches. Or even better, metal drums. Does anyone know of any software [preferably open source and thus free] out there that will run on a rPi with such a configuration? I don't really care what distro I use as I haven't installed an OS yet.
Looking for any and all points as I am in pure research mode but am having trouble knowing where to start,