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TrapKAT Double Second Steel Pan kit
« on: August 28, 2016, 02:53:43 PM »
Hi,

Circumstance is an odd thing.  My wife and I were sitting in our garden last night, listening to a party somewhere else in the neighbourhood with reggae music.  I could hear steel pans.  Then, this morning, as I was browsing KVRAudio, I found some free steel pan samples.

So I thought I'd try to get them mapped on my TrapKAT.  I went looking for layouts and found a very nice site -- Steel Pan Tuning -- and decided to use the Double Second layout.
[Double Second Pan] (single file contained, mapped on kit15.)

30 notes across 24 pads... So how's it done?  (Original layout picture taken from "Steel Pan Tuning".)


I chose not to use the bass and hi-hat triggers.  The hi-hat has other uses...

On the left, the tricky ones are:
- G#5, D5: with the hi-hat open, you get G#5; closed for D5
- E5, C5: with the hi-hat open, you get E5; closed for C5
- Bb4, Bb5: with the hi-hat open, you get Bb4; closed for Bb5

And on the right:
- A5. F5: with the hi-hat open, you get A5; closed for F5
- D#5, B5: with the hi-hat open, you get D#5; closed for B5
- C#5, G5: with the hi-hat open, you get C#5; closed for G5

Of course, it's a bit weird having most of the large area pan low notes on the rims... but I thought it'd make it easier to follow...

Anyway, I hope someone finds it fun! :)

-- Peter

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Re: TrapKAT Double Second Steel Pan kit
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 11:44:55 AM »
That is awesome ;)
Great solution.

I´m looking forward trying this.

Thank you,
Thomas

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Re: TrapKAT Double Second Steel Pan kit
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 12:55:34 PM »
Hi,

Hope it's useful -- I'm no pan player but it's still quite fun.  I did notice I'd missed the B5 mapping on "pedal 10", so the ZIP has been updated.

-- Peter