The old forum had many requests for a dedicated drum editor so I'm adding it here with a link to the old thread and some highlights below: https://forums.presonus.com/viewtopic.php?f=111&t=2028&hilit=drum+editor
From that thread:
1. Real hit marks (either triangles or diamonds, or selectable). Also a much easier way to name each line item without having to go into another edit screen to accomplish that. Let's not forget color definable for easy viewing. [EDITORIAL COMMENT: My vote is for a flag shape (or sideways triangle) with the vertical part facing left so you know exactly where the hit starts, diamonds are tough to see.]
2. It would also be quite nice to be able to perform rhythmic sequences within this edit window, so that different percussive or rhythmic grooves can be accomplished. Something on the order of multiple loop patterns above along the edit window's timeline.
3. The ability to forward shift the cursor via loop points (which cannot be presently done). Also be able to select (drag in) user definable patterns (like lag or advance cymbals, or any relevant generic quick fixes related to drum styles. Similar something on the order of quantize, but with more of an emphasis on drumming styles (iterative, or drum specific, loose, tight, complex, simple, etc.).
Another post in that thread:
- Please add import for the most common drum map formats (especially Steinberg's .drm is very common, there may be others) - drummaps are typically hard to find, way better to let users benefit from the existing collections than introduce yet another proprietary, fenced in format.
- The format to save is way less important imho, although offering the main 3rd party formats would be a nice touch for sure.
- a real "drumstick" mode like e.g. in Cubase (i.e. a drum-centric, special set of context sensitive mouse actions & modifiers, so you can perform all basic tasks without switching tools)
- The ability to re-arrange lanes, so you can group the actually used ones together without wasting space with empty lanes.
- a few decent zoom steps also including the font size, does not have to be seemless, a choice from a few options would go a long way already, considering the current diversity of screen sizes and resolutions.
... and while you're at it, why not change the note name font to something actually readable ?
A step sequencer for drums is something I would love.The best one I have used (for ease of use) is ReDrum in Reason.I hope Presonus have a step sequencer (notefx ) in the pipeline.I have tried the 3rd party one and they do not click with me.Geist by FXpansion is the direction I would like to see Impact go.
My own request:
Allow users to freely type whatever text they want directly into the PRV notes without needing to go through the extra step of creating a drum map. Though that request applies to everything in the PRV, it would be particularly helpful in a drum editor.