I was searching for a device to remap midi notes on the fly and I came across the MIDIHub, midiboy and your community here.
My use case is pretty simple I think. I play rock band using an electronic drum kit (Alesis DM10) and I would like to remap certain hi-hat events to other midi notes. The DM10 module does not support remapping hi-hat notes, but by default I believe it outputs these notes/events:
#42, Hi-Hat Bow Closed
#44, Hi-Hat Pedal Chick
#46, Hi-Hat Bow Open
The problem is, the device I use to translate midi notes into rock band translates both notes 42 and 46 to the same in game note. I would like to instead map note 46 to 51. Since I can not change this in the module itself, I started looking for an inline device to accomplish this.
The MIDIHub sounds like its designed for just this sort of task, but is probably pretty overkill for this simple of a use case. I also saw the midiboy which I think could also handle this sort of task (in my limited understanding) though I’m kind of confused about the game aspect of it.
Before I went down that path though, I just wanted to check in for some advice if this is a reasonable approach. Or, is what im trying to do already accomplished by something simpler? I’m specifically looking for a standalone device since I dont have a computer connected to my drum kit.
In the future I would potentially like to look into doing something more advanced with the CC messages for something more accurate (dont really know much about this), but for now I’d be happy just to remap the note.
I appreciate any help, thanks.