I've long been able to use my SR16 to trigger BFD2 sounds, however, what I've been working on lately is trying to convert the SR16's preset patterns into MIDI files and/or BFD Grooves.
I've been unsuccessful in finding a program that can "extract" the presets as MIDI files, nor have I been able to find a program that can convert single-pattern sysex files put out by the SR16 to MIDI drum files, so I've resorted to *gasp* reading the manual for BFD2 to use its Record function to convert incoming SR16 pattern/song data directly to a Groove.
It works, for the most part, however, I'm running into a few problems:
1. I'm using a MIDISport Uno (USB 2, In and Out cables - my Audigy2's MIDI In/Out ports don't fare much better). Do I really need to assume this is part of the problem?
2. Latency (easy enough to correct after it's recorded, though tedious)
3. If I set the SR16 to, say, 60 BPM, I have to set BFD2's tempo somewhere between 10 and 15 BPM higher, or else all the notes don't fit into the time sig (a 4/4 SR16 pattern becomes a 4.1-4.9/4 Groove). This messes with my head, so it's bad.
I'd much rather have the patterns as Grooves, as opposed to having the SR16 actually running every time.
I'd also like to have BFD automatically trigger the SR16 to begin playing the selected Pattern/Song after the lead-in. Right now I'm having to watch the blinker in BFD and press Play on the SR16, then shuffle all the ticks once it's done. Again, it's kinda tedious and feels like work, which I'm no fan of
It's easier than entering them manually, but not by much.
I've adjusted various MIDI settings in both BFD and the SR16, but can't quite seem to hit that magical connection, and I have never been able to find a chart that tells which MIDI notes trigger SR16 patterns/songs remotely (or if it's even possible).