MIDI Mapping with Krimh Drums

Do you want to try Krimh Drums with your existing songs? Here is how you can get started in seconds!

MIDI mapping for drums assigns specific notes that will trigger a kick, a snare, or a crash hit.
Virtually all drum libraries have their own, unique MIDI mappings built in by default.

This can present an issue when switching libraries in your production. Suddenly, every drum is mapped to a different key, and your perfect MIDI composition now sounds like a stack of dishes falling down the stairs. Yikes!

So how do we fix the MIDI mapping problem?
Read on and learn MIDI mapping for drums in less than two minutes.


Krimh Drums comes packed with MIDI mapping presets for popular Kontakt drum libraries. Take a look at this screenshot for a list of supported library mappings:

As you can see, Krimh Drums offers MIDI mapping presets for numerous GetGood Drums libraries, EZ Drummer, Superior Drummer, Addictive Drums, and Mixwave. 

Okay, so how is this helpful? Let’s walk through an example together.


Let’s say you’ve produced a song with GGD Modern and Massive as your drum library. However, you’ve just purchased Krimh Drums and can’t wait to hear it. You press play, and all of a sudden, the kick is silent, and the hihat pattern is now playing on the tom. and You want to configure Krimh Drums, so the MIDI was written for Modern and Massive triggers the correct drum samples in Krimh. Here’s how it works:

  • Click the gear icon in the top-right corner to access the Settings menu.
  • In the top-left corner under Kit View, click the preset name underneath Mapping Preset.
  • Select “Modern Massive” from the preset list.

That’s it! Krimh has now automatically adjusted its MIDI mapping to mirror Modern and Massive’s. That means the MIDI you’ve so painstakingly written for Modern and Massive will now trigger the correct drum samples: the note used for Modern and Massive’s snare will trigger Krimh’s snare, and the note for Modern and Massive’s kick will trigger Krimh’s kick, etc.

PLUS: If you want to create your own, custom mapping, you can click the ‘Learn’ button for any drum or cymbal, play or click the desired note, and the sample will be linked to that note. 

The last option to mention here is ‘trim’. Trim allows you to set the volume of each articulation to add an extra layer of fine-tuning. For example, you can increase the volume of just ‘splash 1’, which is not something you would be able to do in the mixer.


That’s really all there is to it. With Krimh Drums, you can apply your favorite library’s MIDI mapping to world-class-quality drum samples.
No need to reconfigure your entire MIDI composition. Krimh’s got you covered.

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Krimh Drums is a next-level drum instrument created by a top-tier metal producer Jens Bogren in close collaboration with Kerim "Krimh" Lechner — a rising star among today's generation of metal drummers who has lent his outstanding skills to acts such as Behemoth, Decapitated, Dååth, and Septicflesh.

Krimh Drums goes beyond what you expect from typical MIDI drum instruments. It includes built-in algorithms that help create realistic performances and avoid the dreaded "machinegun effect" and other giveaways of MIDI programmed drums:

- Automatic double kick switching
- Unique algorithm for natural-sounding tom fills
- Automatic articulation enhancement for adding realism and human feel to performances

The instrument contains built-in EQ, compressors, transient shaper, and saturation for ultimate tone shaping.

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