A year ago I wanted to turn my drums into a MIDI trigger. I didn’t want to spend a 1,000 on a drum brain or E-drums. In my search I found an awesome Hack / DIY way of doing it with Ableton Live. This lets me take any drum and trigger samples in Live, be it drums or even loops.
The key to this is using KTdrum trigger. This VST is for Windows and Mac. It lets incoming audio be turned into MIDI messages. Download the VST here.
I created a video walk-through of setting up KTdrum Trigger in Ableton Live. Check out the video below: