• Allen Hanford
    Posts: 13
    Joined: May 27th, 2021
    Garage band hi hats
    Pretty basic sequencing question here: Trying to get the sound of a hi hat being struck, then closing. Is this possible in GarageBand? I looked around on Google and YouTube and didn't find anything.
  • Joe A
    Posts: 1834
    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Garage band hi hats
    Hi Allen - That will depend on the drum kit (software instrument) you use. Most of the GB kits use the General MIDI drum map, so if you play A#1 (open hihat) followed by G#1 (hihat foot), the G#1 key will close the open hihat (like a drummer stepping on the hihat pedal). The F#1 key (closed hihat) will also close the A#1 open hihat. Some drum kits have more elaborate hihat mapping -- for example, some of the Drummer kits use the modwheel to open & close the hihats -- but the F#1/G#1/A#1 layout is the most common implementation.
  • Allen Hanford
    Posts: 13
    Joined: May 27th, 2021
    Re: Garage band hi hats
    Worked just as you said. I really appreciate your help.
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