After updating from BFD 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 recently (and 3.4.1 is downloading now…) I’m having trouble getting variable hihat articulation working properly with a Roland TD11K kit.
In BFD 3.2 I got the full range of open to closed hats sounding correctly, but in BFD 3.4 (with all the same settings for hihat controller and articulation) I only get from fully open to about 1/4 open, and no closed sound.
The TD11 module outputs CC4 values in the range 0 (fully open) to 90 (fully closed), so I’ve got the articulation “closed” threshold set to around 85. I started with the TD11 key map preset which has the closed threshold at 84.
In BFD 3.4 it feels like this threshold is not actually setting the closed point, but maybe the 1/4 open point (or the transition point between the two). No matter what I set for thresholds and other options, I can’t get the fully closed hihat sound. Has something changed with the articulation algorithm between these versions of BFD or is there some other new setting that I’m missing? There doesn’t seem to be a way to adjust the input range for the CC.
I compared with a MIDI controller keyboard using a controller know to generate the full 0-127 range for CC4, and the variable hihat works fine, so it seems that newer BFD versions do require the full CC range for correct articulation.