So there is a better way of achieving this. Robert shared his experience on Quest for Groove that we can use the keymap to adjust the note. Here is a copy of the keymap (Google it if it's longer available anymore). With this we only need to adjust the key setting for each pad, and we'll be able to access all sounds.
Please check out Robert's video here.
Recently I am playing around with Addictive Drums 2, and there was an issue.
I tried to add my drum sound to the software so that I can play the sound with my pad controller (Maschine Mikro MK3). After searching, a thread said that we can assign the Addictive Drums kit to a pad, and then use keyboard mode on my controller to play. It has 2 issues. One, I want to play it in pad mode, but not keyboard mode, so that I can assign sounds from a differnt source to other pads. Two, I cannot change the layout. For example, pad 1 has to be a Hihat, and it cannot be changed if I want to change it to a kick.
Fortunately, according to this thread, it can be done if I adjust the output source for other pads to "S1 - Addictive Drums" when pad 1 is assigned with it.
Here comes the last problem. I don't know which "transpose" is mapped to which instrument in Addictive Drums 2. Therefore I tried them all, and here is the mapping:
-24 kick -23 snare -22 snare -21 snare -20 snare -19 snare -18 snare (sidestick) -17 snare -16 snare (sidestick) -15 Ride1 -14 CYM1 -13 FLEXI1 -12 HIHAT (no sound to me) -11 HIHAT -10 HIHAT -9 HiHAT -8 HiHAT -7 HIHAT -6 HIHAT (open?) -5 HIHAT (open b?) -4 HIHAT (open c?) -3 HIHAT -2 HIHAT -1 HIHAT 0 RIDE1 1 Ride1 2 Ride1 3 (no sound) 4 (no sound) 5 Tom4 6 Tom4 7 Tom3 8 Tom3 9 Tom2 10 Tom2 11 Tom1 12 Tom1 13 FLEXI1 (cowbell) 14 FLEXI1 (cowbell) 15 SNARE (sidestick) 16 FLEXI1 (no sound) 17 CYM1 18 CYM1 (no sound) 19 CYM2 20 CYM2 (no sound) 21 CYM3 22 CYM3 (no sound)
I mapped them based on which instrument was highlighted when I hit the pad, but there were some value that did not have a sound at all, which is why some items have
(no sound) attached at the end.
I'm still a beginner so I cannot tell which Hihat is open or closed, so I mark them all as only "Hihat". Please let me know if there is a more accurate mapping.