I am using REAPER and Addictive Drums 2 and usually compose full MIDI drum tracks. When I want to edit the individual sounds of the drum kit, AD2 is not very helpful. Of course, I can EQ and compress every component of my virtual drum kit in the plugin directly, but the editing options in AD2 are very limited.
What I'm trying to achieve is an individual track for every component of the kit (so one for kick, snare, each tom, each cymbal, hi-hat...) to be able to compress and EQ them with my preferred VSTs.
Can I somehow split my full drum track into separate tracks by "pitch" of the notes, or do I need to separate them manually? Maybe there's an option to use a VST on just one MIDI channel, so other components are not affected?
I'd also like to know, if I separate my drum track and use the AD2-plugin on every single track, wouldn't that be too much to handle for my DAW?