Frequently Asked Questions/Common Problems


Can I convert multiple MIDI files or whole folders at once?

Yes! "Batch Conversion" is available for users subscribed to MIDI Remap Pro or with our single usage codes (1 code for 1 batch conversion). You simply need to create a zip file of multiple files or multiple (even nested) folders and upload it. Your upload can also contain non MIDI files, we will simply ignore those. No Problem! Your converted download will be a zip file too, containing the same structure with all subdirectories and files as your original folder and all "converted" MIDI files will have "-midi-remap-com" appended to their filename. Please do not use zip files inside your zip file :-)


Can I convert any drum library to any other?

Yes! We have presets waiting for you for the most popular drum libraries at the moment. If you find yourself with a drum library that is not available as a preset yet, or you have problems with e.g. customised drumsets you can always create yourself a custom mapping and save the config file (.json file) for later!


What if my "new" library does not have all the cymbals, toms ...?

MidiRemap is so awesome and smart enough to inform you about every drum element that is not available in your new library and will also make intelligent suggestions for most similar, comparable elements. For example if your old library had 5 Hi Hat Open articulations and your new library only has 3, MidiRemap will automatically map "Hi Hat Open 4" and "Hi Hat Open 5" to "Hi Hat Open 3" as this might be the most comparable sound. Same with missing Cymbals and so on: If you had 4 Crashes before and now you only have 2 available 3 and 4 will become "Crash 2" out of the box. You can always change the suggestions manually before converting. Awesome, isn't it?

Switch to another library with less Cymbals, Toms ...


How do I setup the plugin version in my DAW?

See our plugin page or directly go to YouTube:
Setup in Reaper:
Setup in Cubase:
Setup in Logic Pro:
Setup in Studio One:
Setup in Ableton Live:


Why isn't there a perpetual plugin license?

Drum libraries, their mappings and their drum elements change a lot (especially over time) and intelligent conversion between them (e.g. fallbacks) is more a service than it is audio processing.


Do I need to map all the drum elements/notes or only the ones I used in my midi file?

Only the once you used as only those exist in your midi file and therefore will be converted to new notes. Our presets simply list and map all the notes that are possible in the libraries as this is useful for batch conversion or if you simply don't know which cymbals, toms, ... you used!


How should I export my midi drums?

You should try to have your drums on a single track and if you can merge all events/regions to a single one. If you have an option like "Use MIDI file type format 0" when exporting your midi file from your program enable it! If you can't hear parts or all your drums after re-importing please check your drum library if it is receiving on all midi channels (omni), also see this FAQ about omni channel in Kontakt.

Also check our shortclips on how to export from different programs: How to export midi drums


How to use MidiRemap & the Getgood Drums Groove Player?

You may want to use your midi grooves inside your GGD library's Groove Player. The GGD Groove Player uses a different internal mapping then your actual library mapping settings. Therefore you simply need to use our Preset "GetGood Drums Groove Player/MIDI Pack Format" as target and the correct source preset for your conversion!


Can I use my purchased Getgood Drums Groove Packs with another library?

Sure! The GGD Groove Player uses a different internal mapping then the actual mappings their sample libraries such as "Invasion" use. Therefore you simply need to use our Preset "GetGood Drums Groove Player/MIDI Pack Format" as source for your conversion and the library you are going for as target! Then choose your GGD midi files and convert that stuff!


I can't hear anything when playing the converted file? (Common problem with Getgood Drums/Kontakt)

Please make sure that your drum library is receiving on the correct midi channel. For example if you use a Getgood Drums library inside Kontakt please make sure you set the midi channel to "omni" as this will receive midi on all channels.


Where should I copy my Studio One Drum Map (Pitchlist) to?

Mac OS

Right click on the Studio One app icon in the "Applications" folder and select: "Show Package Contents" then navigate to Contents -> presets -> User Presets -> Pitch Names


C:\Users\{YOUR_USERNAME}\Documents\Studio One\Presets\User Presets\Pitch Names


C:\Program Files\PreSonus\Studio One 4\Presets\User Presets\Pitch Names

Use MidiRemap Drum Maps in Studio One

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