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Why is alternating kick and snare so common in beats?

Yes, typically what you're hearing referred to as "boom bap" is what's called (to normal musicians) a breakbeat -- which differs from a steady or "four-on-the-floor" beat, in the sense that the lower ...
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Hitting Snare, Kick and Ride at the same moments in a song

This is the basic element of any 'four on the floor' rhythm [though more usually with hi-hat rather than ride]. boom-tsh-thwack-tsh-boom-tsh-thwack-tsh-… Kick on the one & three, snare and kick on ...
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Hitting Snare, Kick and Ride at the same moments in a song

James Brown's drummers are considered some of the best of all time, and they definitely hit the kick and snare and ride at the same time occasionally. The main drum riff for the verses of "...
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How do I convert drum loops purchased online into MIDI drum racks in my DAW?

No, that's not possible. And AFAIK there are no sites that offer that kind of source files. Loopmasters (and the alternatives) are aimed at bedroom producers who are not interested in creating their ...
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Is there a drum module that doesn't have sound banks, just sends the MIDI signal out through USB or Bluetooth?

There are a few available on the market. Ddrum DDTi, Alesis Trigger IO, Roland TMC-6. No sounds, just a midi interface. The Ddrum and Alesis are pretty much the same interface, Midi out as well as USB/...
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What are advantages of finger pads vs stick pads

Two major advantages of pads played with sticks are that You can use your stick technique that you spent hundreds or thousands of hours practicing. This includes double strokes, triple strokes, ...
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How to convert to Audio a MIDI recording routed to E-Drum module in Cubase 11

I'm going to take a wild swing at this, based on guesswork. I think the root of your issue is that your kit is sampled in stereo, yet only has 4 stereo output buses, switchable to 8 mono. You are ...
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Why is alternating kick and snare so common in beats?

I think it's so prevalent because it is the smallest and simplest form of alternating sequence we can fit in the most common rhythm structures. The accentuated 2nd and 4th beats comes from the heavy ...
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Triggering melodic sounds with electronic drums?

Ableton Live and Max for Live could be used to do what you want to do. You could filter out the midi data you don't want and then process the signals you want to use and manipulate them. The ...
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Simple MIDI/trigger pedals

I don't know about your first question, but as for 2 and 3, yes. As long as each device supports MIDI in and MIDI out, they should be able to chain together appropriately. Double check with each ...
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MIDI controller static interference - is it a thing?

Midi is on a 5-volt line (3.3v in more modern devices). No chance it could be static. It's more likely to be active sensing, a dusty pot in a control, mod wheel etc, or even possibly clock. Connect an ...
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Is there a drum module that doesn't have sound banks, just sends the MIDI signal out through USB or Bluetooth?

It depends if you want to expand your kit with an additionnal module or replace your module with one with more inputs. For extend your kit, there is eDrumIn but out of stock until 2024 right now or ...
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What are advantages of finger pads vs stick pads

I guess any answer to this is going to contain a fair amount of opinion, but here goes anyway. Over the years I've used most types of input controller [but never a midi kit]. I also actually play ...
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How do I convert drum loops purchased online into MIDI drum racks in my DAW?

You might find these tutorial videos useful: Future Music Magazine - How to process a sampled breakbeat for maximum impact STRANJAH - THIS SECRET will allow you to make ANY BREAK!! | Insane Ableton ...
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Ableton New User Question: Using Drum Kits

Not possible. The preview drum loop is a pre-recorded audio clip inside the .ADG file. How to use the example from ADG file? https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?t=232901 (answer: not possible) ...
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How do I record my drums onto computer with roland td1kv?

You will need a USB cable and some recording software. There are several different types of USB cables as seen here It looks to me that you need a type B on the drum end most likely a type A on the ...
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