#1
Hi.

I'm very new to mixing and all this, so I'm not sure if this is possible but...

I've got some raw tracks that I was gonna mix and some of them are midi. When I open them up in Cubase, HALion loads up and plays them with the stock midi drums. Now, I have my own wav samples that I want to use but I have no idea on how to assign them to the midi track ( if it's possible). Can someone lend me a hint on how to do it or offer a maybe wiser solution to it? I really just want to put my samples on the midi track but somehow not use the stock drums and use my own samples.

Possible confusion that this will cause you is on the house.

Thanks in advance.
#2
You need what is called a "sampler".

Don't really know if cubase has a built in one, but if it has it will def be written in the instruction manual.
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#3
From what I read HAlion can import .wav formats so I assume that there should be a way to load your samples into it.


As far as vst apps, the cheapest I know of is DK+
http://nusofting.liqihsynth.com/dk+.html

There are a few other matrix type of samplers which can do that - NI Battery being the most popular among them. You can also get your own drum apps like Ocean Way drums, or one of the drum samplers like Superior Drummer, EZDrummer, Steven Slate, etc.

Here's an article that describes the more popular drum synth apps:
http://en.audiofanzine.com/virtual-drum-percussion/editorial/articles/the-best-virtual-drums.html

Incidentally, if you don't want to pay, there is a free standalone drum machine:
http://www.hydrogen-music.org/hcms/

You'd have to export the midi file, assign drums to the midi notes in Hydrogen, generate the wav file and bring it back in Cubase.