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Drum Kits in ROM
How to load a Kit from ROM
If you've reached the point where these factory-supplied Progs aren't exactly what you want, maybe it's time to learn more about what Drum Progs are and how they're built. Then you can tweak an existing Prog to fit your needs, or even create a whole new Prog (like a General MIDI-compatible drum Program).
The short version of big picture.
There are over 100 samples of percussion sounds permanently stored in ROM. These samples are called Drum Sounds. If you want to use a Drum Sound, it must be assigned to a key on your keyboard. A collection of Drum Sounds and their key assignments is called a Drum Kit. But you can't use a Drum Kit by itself. It must be built into a Program before you load it in and play it. Once you have a Drum Program, you can use it in your sequencer, or use it as part of a Combination.
Drum Sounds are used to build a Drum Kit.
Drum Kits are used to build a Drum Program.
Drum Programs are used in Combinations or in sequencing.
(The Percussion Manual lists the four ROM Kits on pages 28-35, including keyboard drawings with individual instruments listed on each key. A General MIDI Kit and keyboard drawing is on pages 38-39. Blank worksheets for custom Kits are on pages 40-41. Also, a table showing all ROM Kits and which Sounds are on which keys appears on pages 44-46.)
If you ever want to replace your current Kit with one of the Kits stored
in ROM, do this:
|2||Press "7". (top line shows: GLOBAL P7:PRELOAD>ROM)|
|3||Highlight "Load Combi/Prog" to load all four Kits and all factory Progs
Highlight "Load 1 Drum Kit" to load only one drum Kit. Notice that you can assign Kits to different names, like Kit A1 to B1. This is useful if you like Kit B1 but spend most of your time in Bank A. Use this option to swap Kits.
|4||Press [LOAD] button "H".|
|Prog #||Prog Name||Kit|
You can edit these Progs and save the results in semi-permanent memory.
You can copy the original ROM Progs into any Prog you like.
Drum Progs are discussed in more detail on a separate page. Click here to go there.
|Combi #||Combi Name|
|B09||Layer Drums 1|
|B49||Layer Drums 2|
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