The actual drum goodness of Virtual Drummer – the audio content - is packed into a so-called blob file named VD-<title>.blob. You can keep the blob file anywhere you like (e.g. on a separate content drive).
During standard installation, it will be put into the following locations on your main system drive:
Installing to a Different Drive
If you wish to install the blob file to a separate drive, you can set a different content installation folder in the installer. Just click the “Change Install Location” button in the “Installation Type” page of the Virtual Drummer installer and point to your desired location. You can always change the location afterwards (see below).
Changing the Content Location After Installation
You can always move the VD blob file after you have installed Virtual Drummer:
- Move your file to the desired location (different folder or different drive)
- Launch your DAW and open Virtual Drummer. It will present you with a dialog asking for the file location. Simply point to the new location of the blob file – done.
Controller Hardware for Virtual Drummer
Virtual Drummer requires MIDI note input for playing and recording musical performances, and optionally Pitchbend, Modulation and Sustain Pedal data for added real-time variation.
If you have a MIDI controller (keyboard or pad controller), this will be the easiest and most straightforward MIDI input method and it’s most fun as this way you control your Drummer in real-time.
Of course, you can also control Virtual Drummer by using MIDI step sequencers or by entering MIDI notes manually into MIDI tracks.
For getting to know Virtual Drummer and for testing purposes, you can also use the Interactive Keyboard in the top half of the Virtual Drummer window. This works best with the Latch function enabled.