i’ve imported a drum MIDI file and it all obviously goes into one clip slot. Please suggest a good approach to drive the different pattern lanes from one track and also be able to change the samples quickly? A rack with layers?
Drums usually have a fixed instrument per note so I would consider using a Sampler module.
There are many approaches to implement flexible sample switching.
You could use different velocity levels per note to switch between up to 4 different samples or have multiple drum kits in different octaves and transpose individual notes by n octaves to change individual drum samples in a kit.
The latter will allow you to have up to 4 velocity layers per drum instrument which I would prefer in my own projects.
Here's an example showing only 2 notes:
Appreciate the nudge on that! Starting to build now.