Electronic drum kits and linux....
I've asked this question on Rosegarden and MusE mailing lists and the Gentoo forums, with no real answers so far.
Basically, I'm interested in setting myself up with an electronic drum-kit, something along the lines of a Roland TD-12. Now, I don't have much experience with MIDI, in fact, I have close to nil experience with MIDI. So, my questions...
Is it possible and if so, which software can I use, to transfer samples from my computer, directly to the module, or "brain" of the drum-kit, so that I can play it standalone with downloaded or purchased samples?
Also, if I wanted, is it possible to use the module/kit, solely as a MIDI control device, to send MIDI control signals from the "brain" to my computer, interfacing the drumkit to a piece of software, which will play/record specific samples, depending on which trigger has been activated on the drumkit?
I hope my questions are clear enough, if not, just shout and I'll try and clarify a little.
I've heard of various different softwares but have no real clue as to which I would need, what is actually possible and which of them will work the best.
I've heard of Linux Sampler, FluidSynth, Rosegarden and MusE. Does anyone here use an electronic drumkit, or will I be doomed to record the kit via audio input? =D